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North American Skater
Canada
Samuel
Bennett
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 178
LAST CLUB TEAM: Kingston, OHL
BIRTHDATE: June 20, 1996
MID RANK: 1
HOMETOWN: Holland Landing, Ont.
FINAL RANK: 1
BORN IN: Holland Landing, ON, CAN
• Bennett was named the Frontenacs’ finalist for the Red Tilson Trophy, awarded to the Ontario Hockey League’s most outstanding player, after a breakout 2013-14 season that saw him lead Kingston and finish ninth in the OHL with 91 points in 57 games (36-55—91).

• A two-time gold medalist, Bennett was an assistant captain on Canada’s gold-medal team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, scoring the semifinal-winning goal against Russia. He also captured gold as the second-youngest member of Team Canada at the 2013 Under-18 World Championship, registering 2-5—7 in seven games. Bennett earlier represented Team Ontario at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, posting 3-3—6 in five games.

• He finished the 2012-13 OHL season among the top 10 in rookie scoring (18-22—40 in 60 games), earning OHL All-Rookie Second Team honors.

• Bennett wears No. 93 as a tribute to his father’s favorite player Doug Gilmour, who also is his general manager in Kingston.

• If he wasn’t playing hockey, Bennett would be on the slopes: “I’d probably say something like maybe snowboarding, downhill skiing, something with jumps.”

NEWS

BENNETT RETAINS TOP SPOT ON FINAL CENTRAL SCOUTING LIST (click here)

FRONTENACS’ BENNETT NAMED TOP CHL PROSPECT (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL player: Steven Stamkos
Shootout move: “Backhand, Forehand, Shelf”
Goal celebration: “Arms up”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: Step Brothers
TV show: Suits
Actor: Will Ferrell
Most played song: ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ by Luke Bryan
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Football, Volleyball
Twitter follow: @TipsForYouDaily