The hockey world received some unfortunate news this past week, as 2020 ninth overall pick Marco Rossi was ruled out for the entire season due to complications with COVID-19. But despite his situation, the 18-year-old is optimistic he’ll be able to return to his old self in the future.

Rossi was sent back to Austria to rest up with family after initially testing positive back in November. A month later he went on to captain Austria at the World Juniors in Edmonton, however, the Wild did not clear him to participate in training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season. It’s a frightening situation for any player to be in but Rossi is keeping his head up.


Good on the guy for maintaining a positive attitude, !

According to The Athletic’s Michael Russo, Rossi is expected to return back to Minnesota in around six weeks. Prior to Saturday’s announcement, The wild labeled his absence as an “undisclosed upper-body injury.”


We wish Marco nothing but the best with his recovery and hope to see him back on the ice soon! The Austrian recorded a ridiculous 120 points in 56 games last season.

(H/T Marco Rossi)