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Sam Bennett

21-Year-Old Left Wing – Calgary Flames

2017-18 NHL Stats

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33

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Now three years removed from being the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Bennett has still not blossomed into the player the Flames thought they were getting. The 21-year-old took a step back in 2016-17, posting a troubling 26 points -- 10 fewer than his rookie seas...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 186   DOB: 6/20/1996   BORN: Holland Landing, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2014   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sam Bennett Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract worth $2.25 million annually in September of 2017.

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Bennett scored a power-play goal and took a minor penalty during Thursday's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.

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Sam Bennett NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2014-15 18 NHL CGY 1 0 1 1 -1 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:00 0 0 0 0:54 0 0
2015-16 19 NHL CGY 77 18 18 36 -11 37 136 13.2 2 0 15:09 3 5 8 1:58 110 32
2016-17 20 NHL CGY 81 13 13 26 -16 75 122 10.7 0 0 14:59 4 0 4 1:14 127 46
2017-18 21 NHL CGY 45 6 11 17 -4 33 83 7.2 1 0 14:06 1 1 2 1:08 62 19
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#1 Center

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

14:06

Average Time On Ice

On average, Sam Bennett was on the ice for 14:06.

1:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Sam Bennett was on the ice for 1:08 during power plays.

0:57

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Sam Bennett was on the ice for 0:57 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 15:09 1:58 0:02
2016-17 14:59 1:14 1:08
2017-18 14:06 1:08 0:57

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Sam Bennett
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jan 14 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:26 0:00
Jan 12 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:32 1:32
Jan 11 TAM@TAM 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 15:31 0:10
Jan 9 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:47 3:31
Jan 6 ANA 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:38 2:00
Jan 4 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 12:09 2:41
Dec 31 CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:25 0:00
Dec 29 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:37 1:27
Dec 28 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 16:42 1:09
Dec 22 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 16:20 0:59
Dec 20 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 13:58 2:35
Dec 17 VAN@VAN 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 12:44 2:40
Dec 16 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:05 0:48
Dec 14 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:43 0:00
Dec 12 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:04 1:42
Dec 9 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 13:30 0:37
Dec 7 MON@MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:12 2:53
Dec 6 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:19 0:00
Dec 4 PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 2 0 15:07 0:06
Dec 2 EDM 2 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 2 0 16:47 2:34
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Nov 30 ARI 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:13 0:07
Nov 28 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:44 1:02
Nov 25 COL@COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:58 0:00
Nov 24 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 13:15 0:08
Nov 22 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:08 0:00
Nov 20 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:34 0:00
Nov 18 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 15:08 0:00
Nov 15 DET@DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:30 0:00
Nov 13 STL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 15:04 0:00
Nov 9 DET 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:24 0:40
Nov 7 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 13:02 1:40
Nov 5 NJD 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 11:39 2:26
Nov 2 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:22 2:16
Oct 29 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 11:44 0:10
Oct 27 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:06 1:09
Oct 25 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:10 0:00
Oct 24 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 13:23 1:39
Oct 21 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:19 1:45
Oct 19 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 14:26 0:17
Oct 14 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:31 2:09
Oct 13 OTT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:28 0:33
Oct 11 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 15:50 2:45
Oct 9 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:56 1:55
Oct 7 WPG 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 15:37 3:02
Oct 4 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:10 0:00

Sam Bennett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bennett scored a goal and added three assists in Sunday's win over Vancouver.

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Bennett scored a great goal to break a 2-2 tie late in the third period Saturday against Vancouver.

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Bennett potted a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Oilers.

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Bennett dished out two helpers in Thursday's 3-0 triumph over the Coyotes.

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Bennett didn't practice Wednesday as a precaution after receiving stitches above his eye late in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Toronto, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.

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Bennett recorded a goal and an assist during Monday's 7-4 win over St. Louis.

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Bennett was held off the scoresheet again during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Penguins. He still hasn't registered a point this season.

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Bennett failed to register a point and logged only 11:58 of ice time (just 33 seconds with the man advantage) during Friday's 6-0 loss to Ottawa.

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Bennett signed a two-year contract extension with the Flames on Wednesday worth $2.25 million annually, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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Bennett will be included in Calgary's list of protected players for the expansion draft, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports.

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Bennett recorded 13 goals and 13 assists across 81 games in 2016-17.

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Bennett scored an empty-netter, added an assist and posted a plus-3 rating in just 13:06 of ice time in a 5-2 victory against the Sharks on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

As Bennett enters his age-20 season, he presents an intriguing quandary for fantasy owners. On the one hand, he lacks the buzz he should have as the No. 4 pick in the draft just two years ago, making him relatively easy to acquire; on the other hand, heís stuck in the role of third-line center for the Flames, limiting his upside. Because of that limited opportunity, itís entirely possible that this season sees Bennett simply make minor refinements to his game, ending up right around (perhaps slightly above) his rookie yearís 36 points while contributing double-digit points on the power play. That would make him worth owning in deeper formats, but heís still out on the fringes in standard leagues. That said, Bennett is a future star, while second-line pivot Mikael Backlund may be better suited to the third unit; if the two end up flip-flopping, thatíd be a huge boost for Bennettís value. Heís also a less-than-studly faceoff man, and if he canít address that, itís not impossible that Bennett Ė whoís played both center and wing already in the NHL Ė ends up back on the flank, which might provide him another avenue into the top six.

2015-16

Bennett is looking to make the leap to the NHL in 2015-16. He has just 12 NHL games under his belt, 11 of which came in the postseason. But heís a blue-chip prospect with speed, smarts, and an elite net-front presence, and at this point, heís proven heís too good for junior hockey. Additionally, Bennett is not yet eligible to play in the AHL, so barring a brutal training camp, heíll be suiting up for the Flames this season. He could even see time as the teamís second-line center, although heíll need to beat out the likes of Mikael Backlund, Josh Jooris, and Matt Stajan for the job. Scratch that -- itís not really a competition, now is it? He wonít deliver like Johnny Gaudreau did in his rookie year, but it's not difficult to envision a scenario where he provides 40 points. Just remember -- he hasnít played much hockey at all in about 12 months, courtesy of a shoulder injury. Fatigue could play a factor at some point.

2014-15

Bennett is a chippy and explosive offensive center who has a holster full of pro-level skills. His release is like a rocket, which makes his wrister a lethal weapon. He can blow past defenders wide. His vision on the ice is so good it seems like he really does have eyes in the back of his head. He loves to drive the net and he can change the outcome of a game on any given shift. And to top it off, he plays a remarkable 200-foot game, something that young players can sometimes forget. Bennett was one of the most exciting players in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and heís going to bring some gritty razzle-dazzle to Calgary. Heíll be a big-game player once he matures. But he needs to pack some pounds onto his 176-pound frame to withstand the grind of the NHL. Heíll be a top-line, offensive center, but that wonít be for a few seasons.