Sam Steel
21-Year-Old CenterC
DL
Injury Upper Body
Est. Return 10/14/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Steel split time between AHL San Diego and the big club during his first professional season in 2018-19, notching an impressive 41 points in 53 minor-league contests while posting an additional 11 points in 22 games at the NHL level. A first-round pick from 2016, Steel is one of the best prospects in Anaheim's system. The 21-year-old should be a lock for the Opening Night roster this year, and could ultimately end up challenging Adam Henrique for the Ducks' second-line center job. With a strong two-way game and an already capable offensive skill set, Steel will definitely be worth a flier in all fantasy formats this season. If he can earn a role on the power play, the left-handed forward could post 15-plus goals and 40-plus points in 2019-20. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ducks in December of 2016.
Traveling with team
CAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
October 8, 2019
Steel (upper body) is traveling with the Ducks for their four-game road trip, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Anaheim has yet to release a specific timetable for Steel's return to the lineup, but it's safe to assume that the team is expecting him to be ready to rock at some point over the next week. Once he's given the green light, the 21-year-old rookie will slot into a middle-six role for the Ducks. Steel will remain on injured reserve until he's cleared to play.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
14:58
1:35
0:31
2019–20
14:12
0:00
0:00
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Viewed a defensive-minded center when drafted by Anaheim (30th overall) in 2016, Steel proceeded to post 214 points over his final two WHL seasons and now looks like a top-six guy who should be ready to help the Ducks as early as this season. Steel is a high-character player with elite hockey IQ. Anaheim has several aging forwards on its roster and even if the prospect begins the season in the AHL, he still figures to be looking at significant playing time for the Ducks sooner rather than later. Owners in deep redraft leagues would be wise to stash Steel if at all possible.
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Sitting out Saturday
CAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
October 5, 2019
Steel (upper body) isn't participating in warmups and will miss Saturday's game against San Jose, Elliott Teaford of the OC Register reports.
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Questionable versus Sharks
CAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
October 4, 2019
Steel (upper body) missed practice Friday, putting his availability for Saturday's game versus the Sharks in doubt, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
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Tough season debut
CAnaheim Ducks
October 3, 2019
Steel (lower body) managed one shot on goal and won only two of his 10 faceoffs in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
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Suiting up Thursday
CAnaheim Ducks
October 3, 2019
Steel (lower body) is in the lineup for Thursday's season opener against Arizona.
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Questionable Thursday
CAnaheim Ducks
Lower Body
October 3, 2019
Steel (lower body) could be activated off non-roster injured reserve ahead of Thursday's Opening Night clash with Arizona, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
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