Samuel Bennett, a center with the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, was ninth in the OHL with 91 points in 57 games and was named the top 2014 NHL Draft prospect in the Canadian Hockey League. He led his team in points, goals (36), assists (55), plus/minus rating (plus-34) and power-play goals (10). He also had a league-best 25-game scoring streak in which he totaled 17 goals and 46 points. Bennett, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2014 Draft, has offered to maintain a blog leading up to this year's draft.
PHILADELPHIA -- Well, it's finally here. I'm at the NHL Draft.
I got up this morning really early. I didn't have much of an appetite all day. I sat in my room for a while and just had so many thoughts were going through my head. I was with my parents the whole time, and they really helped me calm down. At one point I went down and worked out for a little bit just to clear my head.
I got dressed and came down to the rink about 5 p.m. I did a little bit of media stuff and then I sat in the stands. It definitely was nerve-wracking a little. I was just really anxious to get it done. The minutes started to feel like hours.