|Born||February 3, 1998,|
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
|NHL team||Anaheim Ducks|
|NHL Draft||30th overall, 2016|
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.
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. 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. On December 21, 2016, Steel signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim.
Steel joined the Ducks for their 2018–19 season, making his NHL debut on October 4 in a game against the San Jose Sharks. He recorded his first career NHL goal in a 4–2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on October 21. 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.
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2018 United States|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
Steel's older brother Patrick also played hockey. While playing Junior A hockey in 2011, Patrick died from an undetected heart problem.
Regular season and playoffs
|2013–14||Sherwood Park Crusaders||AJHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||San Diego Gulls||AHL||53||20||21||41||24||16||6||7||13||8|
Awards and honours
|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|
- Pats sign prospect Sam Steel. Regina Pats (2013-08-28). Retrieved on 2016-06-28.
- Ducks select Max Jones, Sam Steel in first round of 2016 draft. Anaheim Ducks (2016-06-24). Retrieved on 2016-06-24.
- Ducks sign Steel to three-year, entry-level contract. Anaheim Ducks (2016-12-21). Retrieved on 2016-12-21.
- "Pats' Sam Steel named WHL Player of the Year", Regina Leader-Post, 2017-05-03. (en-US)
- 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”
- Sabres rally, finish road trip with win against Ducks. NHL.com (October 22, 2018). Retrieved on December 7, 2018.
- Ducks rookie Sam Steel notches first hat trick in win over Canucks. sportsnet.ca (March 26, 2019). Retrieved on March 27, 2019.
- "Steel cracks Team Canada, Mahura cut", Regina Leader Post, 15 December 2017. Retrieved on 19 December 2017.
- CANADIAN ROSTER SET FOR 2018 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (16 December 2017). Retrieved on 19 December 2017.
- Regina Pats captain Sam Steel always ready for his next challenge (February 16, 2018).
|Awards and achievements|
|Anaheim Ducks first round draft pick
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