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Hnat A. Scandella ( born February 16, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta ) is a former Swiss- Canadian professional ice hockey player of Italian descent, who played for SC Bern in the Swiss National League A. He stood in a total of 267 games in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Minnesota Wild on the ice.
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Hnat Scandella was selected at the NHL Entry Draft in 1994 by the Hartford Whalers in the fourth round at 83rd place. After playing for four years in the Western Hockey League with the Kamloops Blazers, Scandella made his professional debut at the farm team of the Whalers, the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League, in the season 1996 / 97th He also completed 13 games this season for the Whalers in the NHL before he was transferred to the Calgary Flames.
In four seasons with the Flames, he entered into a total of 96 games, the ice in the NHL, but changed during the season 1999/2000 together with Dmitry Wlassenkow to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Jason Botterill and Darryl Shannon. His most successful NHL season came a year later. In 63 games for Atlanta, he scored 15 goals and 12 assists. But already during the next season, he was released to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Andy Sutton, but continued to play in the NHL.
At the start of the new season made it Scandella not in the squad of the game, but was in their farm team, the Houston Aeros, are used. There he played alongside Jean -Guy Trudel, with whom he later also played in Ambri. The Houston Aeros won the Calder Cup, big part of the duo had Scandella (63 points scorer ) and Trudel (85 points scorer ).
After winning the AHL trophy he left the organization of the game and signed a contract with HC Ambri -Piotta, in which he played until the 2007/ 08 season. In the 2005/06 season he was top scorer with 35 goals in the NLA. For the season 2008/ 09 he moved to Lugano.
Matchday 1 of the 2010/11 season Hnat Scandella scored the fastest goal in the history of Swiss ice hockey, which was made to start the season. After 24 seconds, he scored the first goal in the game against the ZSC Lions. In the spring of 2014 he finally ended his active career.
With the Canadian national team Scandella took part in the World Youth Championship in 1996, when he won the gold medal with Team Canada.
Awards and achievements
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )