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North American Skater
Canada
Travis
Sanheim
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 181
LAST CLUB TEAM: Calgary, WHL
BIRTHDATE: March 29, 1996
MID RANK: 167
HOMETOWN: Elkhorn, Man.
FINAL RANK: 53
BORN IN: Elkhorn, MB, CAN
• Sanheim totaled 29 points (5-24—29) in his Western Hockey League rookie season in 2013-14. He was paired with Ben Thomas (No. 86-ranked North American Skater) for most of 2013-14, finishing with a plus-25 rating for the Central Division champion Hitmen.

• Sanheim posted six assists at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, pacing all defenseman and sharing the team lead with Hitmen teammate Jake Virtanen (No. 6-ranked North American Skater) en route to a bronze-medal win with Team Canada. He was selected by opposing coaches as one of Canada’s three best players. He also played for Team West at the 2013 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

• A native of Elkhorn, Man., Sanheim finished his minor hockey career with the Yellowhead Chiefs in the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League, compiling 74 points (27-47—74) over two seasons with the club.

• His twin brother, Taylor, also played two years with the Chiefs, finishing 2012-13 tied for eighth in the League with 52 points (27-25—52) in 39 games. Taylor played the 2013-14 season with the Dauphin Kings and Portage Terriers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League; the Brandon Wheat Kings hold his WHL rights.

FAVORITES:

NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “High glove”
Goal celebration: “One knee, scrape the ice with hand”
Video game: Call of Duty
Movie: Olympus Has Fallen
TV show: Suits
Actor: Will Ferrell
Musician: Luke Bryan
Website: Twitter
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Athlete (non-hockey): Derek Jeter
Most played song: ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii