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AHL Depth Defenseman


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une 2018: Vannelli spent the majority of the season with the ECHL Tulsa Oilers putting up 22 points in 51 games. A handful of call ups to the San Antonio Rampage didn’t bring the defensive prospect as much success and Vannelli looks to be closer to the bottom of the depth pool vs the top of it. Josh Epstein


September 2017 – Vannelli spent 2016-2017 with the Atlanta Gladiators and the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL.  In 46 ECHL games, he had a total of 1 goal and 18 assists.  Vannelli was at one point viewed as a top defensive prospect for the St. Louis Blues.  At present it seems to be a long journey for him from the ECHL to the NHL.  Vannelli is irrelevant from a fantasy perspective for the foreseeable future. Doug Abrams



October 2016 – Vannelli has been cut from training camp and been assigned to Chicago in the AHL. The main focus this year will be to stay healthy as a concussion limited him to just seven games last season. If he does, he has the ability to put up some solid offensive stats. Brad Phillips


May 2016 – The young defenseman turned pro, and was injured just a few games into the 2015-16 season. Unfortunately this put his development on hold. We’ll see what he can bring in 2016-17. His amazing offensive ability makes him interesting for fantasy leagues. The Blues are in no immediate need at the position, so missing the year might have been a positive, giving him to mature and develop physically. He’ll resume in the Fall with the Wolves in AHL. Matt Kowalski


February 2015 – Still playing with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL and showing strong development in his game. Scored 41 points for them last year and is on pace to put at least that many up again this year. What is most i