Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 7.18.94 Markham, Ontario
|How he arrived: Never signed with the Avalanche; signed as a free agent, 1.14.15
How he left: Traded to the Anaheim Ducks with Adam Henrique and 3rd round pick in the 2018 E.D.
for Sami Vatanen and a conditional 3rd round pick, 11.30.17
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Blandisi made himself better every passing year he played in the OHL, culminating with a 112 point season in 14-15
with the Barrie Colts, good enough to finish second behind Connor McDavid for OHL's Most Outstanding Player
Award, the Red Tilson Trophy.
Patience won out, as a result; the Avalanche didn't sign him after drafting him in the sixth round, thus re-entering the
draft, only to be passed over, and also had a tryout with the Buffalo Sabres before returning to the Colts, also unsigned.
Ultimately, it was the Devils that decided to take a chance on him.
While it was Lou Lamoriello that signed him, he does seem to fit in with Ray Shero's game plan. He does indeed have
the skill, but... say it with me again. "He's a small player that plays big."
Even though he had a good training camp, he was sent to Albany first for his first pro games. He was nearly a point-a-
game player there when in December, he would get the call to the bigs.
Don't let the fact that he only got 17 points fool you. With an offense as anemic as the Devils', he had an impact.
Now somebody PLEASE teach this kid how to fall without it looking like a dive!
|Entry Draft: 2012 Sixth Round Pick (162nd overall) by the