The Calgary Flames have selected Kingston Frontenac star forward Sam Bennett with the fourth overall pick in Friday's NHL entry draft.
Sam Bennett is among the class of 2014’s fiercest competitors. The six-foot, 178 pound center is an elite playmaker and ferocious forechecker, keeping opponents consistently on their toes. Bennett had a breakout season in the 2013-14 OHL season, notching 36 goals and 91 points in just 57 games. He has the enviable ability to elevate his play in crunch time, using guts and talent to be a game breaker. The 18 year-old plays in all situations, and many believe he has the tools and drive to be a Jonathan Toews-type player. Bennett is a quick, creative and versatile forward, able to draw in opponents when he has the puck, and then make difficult passes through gifted vision and awareness. Bennett needs to get bigger and stronger, but it should not take long for him to make the leap to the NHL. He will make a dynamite one-two punch with Sean Monahan, possibly as early as this upcoming season.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 07:37:00 PM