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Sam Steel
Born (1998-02-03)February 3, 1998,
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2016
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2018–present

Sam Steel (born February 3, 1998) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Steel was selected 30th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Ducks.

Playing career

Steel first played junior hockey as a youth in his hometown of Sherwood Park, Alberta. While playing for and captaining the Sherwood Park AAA Flyers, Steel was selected with the second overall pick in the 2013 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam draft by the Regina Pats. On August 28, 2013, he signed a standard player contract with the Pats.[1] After appearing with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Steel completed the 2013–14 season by making his WHL debut with the Regina Pats, featuring in five games.

After the completion of his second full major junior season with Regina in 2015–16, Steel was selected in the same position he was ranked by the NHL Central Scouting, as the final pick of the first round (30th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks previously traded goaltender Frederik Andersen to the Toronto Maple Leafs to obtain the selection used to select Steel.[2] On December 21, 2016, Steel signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim.[3]

After an impressive 2016–17 season in which he led the WHL in scoring, Steel was awarded the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL Player of the Year.[4]

Steel joined the Ducks for their 2018–19 season, making his NHL debut on October 4 in a game against the San Jose Sharks.[5] He recorded his first career NHL goal in a 4–2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on October 21.[6] Steel recorded his first career NHL hat-trick in a 5–4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on March 26, 2019, becoming the youngest player in Ducks history to score a regular season hat-trick.[7]

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2018 United States
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2015 Břeclav/Bratislava

On December 15, 2017, Steel was named to the 22-man roster to represent Canada at the IIHF World U20 Championship.[8][9]

Personal life

Steel's older brother Patrick also played hockey. While playing Junior A hockey in 2011, Patrick died from an undetected heart problem.[10]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Regina Pats WHL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Regina Pats WHL 61 17 37 54 16
2015–16 Regina Pats WHL 72 23 47 70 24 12 6 10 16 4
2016–17 Regina Pats WHL 66 50 81 131 40 23 11 19 30 8
2017–18 Regina Pats WHL 54 33 50 83 18 7 1 10 11 2
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 22 6 5 11 8
2018–19 San Diego Gulls AHL 53 20 21 41 24 16 6 7 13 8
2019–20 Anaheim Ducks NHL 65 6 16 22 20
NHL totals 87 12 21 33 28

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada Black U17 7th 5 1 2 3 4
2015 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 4 1 2 3 2
2018 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 4 5 9 0
Junior totals 16 6 9 15 6

Awards and honours

Award Year
WHL
CHL Top Prospects Game 2016
East First All-Star Team 2017
Bob Clarke Trophy 2017
Four Broncos Memorial Trophy 2017
CHL Top Scorer Award 2017

References

  1. Pats sign prospect Sam Steel. Regina Pats (2013-08-28). Retrieved on 2016-06-28.
  2. Ducks select Max Jones, Sam Steel in first round of 2016 draft. Anaheim Ducks (2016-06-24). Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
  3. Ducks sign Steel to three-year, entry-level contract. Anaheim Ducks (2016-12-21). Retrieved on 2016-12-21.
  4. "Pats' Sam Steel named WHL Player of the Year", Regina Leader-Post, 2017-05-03. (en-US) 
  5. Rakell, Silfverberg help Ducks spoil Karlsson's Sharks debut. NHL.com (October 4, 2018). Retrieved on December 7, 2018. “Forwards Sam Steel and Kiefer Sherwood each made his NHL debut for Anaheim”
  6. Sabres rally, finish road trip with win against Ducks. NHL.com (October 22, 2018). Retrieved on December 7, 2018.
  7. Ducks rookie Sam Steel notches first hat trick in win over Canucks. sportsnet.ca (March 26, 2019). Retrieved on March 27, 2019.
  8. "Steel cracks Team Canada, Mahura cut", Regina Leader Post, 15 December 2017. Retrieved on 19 December 2017. 
  9. CANADIAN ROSTER SET FOR 2018 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (16 December 2017). Retrieved on 19 December 2017.
  10. Regina Pats captain Sam Steel always ready for his next challenge (February 16, 2018).

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Max Jones
Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
2016
Succeeded by
Isac Lundeström
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