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2013 NHL Draft

2014 NHL Draft Profile: Sam Bennett

FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Central Scouting's No. 1 ranked North American Skater.

Tuesday, 05.27.2014 / 2:00 PM / 2013 NHL Draft
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2014 NHL Draft Profile: Sam Bennett
FloridaPanthers.com takes a look at Central Scouting\'s No. 1 ranked North American Skater.
Leading up to the 2014 draft, FloridaPanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. With the number 1 pick, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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SAMUEL BENNETT
#1 North American Skater
Kingston, OHL
 
Position: Center Shoots: Left
Height: 6'0" Weight: 178
Born: 6/20/96 Born In: Holland Landing, ON, CAN
   
THE SKINNY:
Bennett was named the top North American skater in Central Scouting’s mid-term and final prospect rankings thanks in large part to his 2013-14 season with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL where he accumulated 91 points (36-55-91) in 57 games while adding nine more tallies (5-4-9) in seven playoff games on his way to being named the Canadian Hockey League’s top prospect in the league.

Bennett has been lauded for his hockey smarts, his excellent hands, and his quick shot. His game has been compared to that of Hall of Famer and current Frontenacs General Manager, Doug Gilmour. Not a bad comparison for the potential number one overall draft pick. 

NHL Central Scouting's David Gregory: "He plays the kind of game you think cannot be sustained for a whole season because it’s a high-energy game and compete game at all ends of the ice. He ends up playing that game for the whole year and has led his team. He just never stops, and put that with the skill package he has and how well he thinks the game, he’s pretty much a top-notch player."
 QUICK HITS
NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Player: Steven Stamkos
Shootout Move: "Backhand, Forehand, Shelf"
Actor: Will Ferrell
Most Played Song: 'That's My Kind of Night' by Luke Bryan
Sport (Other Than Hockey): Football, Volleyball
Movie: Step Brothers

STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2012-13 Kingston OHL 60 18 22 40 87
2013-14 Kingston OHL 57 36 55 91 118

NEWS:
Frontenacs' Bennett Named Top CHL Prospect
(05.24.14) There might not be a consensus top pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, but the Canadian Hockey League award voters made their choice Saturday, naming Samuel Bennett the top prospect in the league.

Bennett, a center with the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, was ninth in the OHL with 91 points in 57 games. He led his team in points, goals (36), assists (55), plus/minus rating (plus-34) and power-play goals (10). He had a league-best 25-game scoring streak in which he scored 17 goals and 46 points.

Kingston's Bennett Turns Focus To NHL Draft
(04.16.14) Kingston Frontenacs center Samuel Bennett watched with great interest the Florida Panthers win the NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto.

Bennett is No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
 
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