Sam Bennett is a consensus top-five pick and the number one North American skater in Central Scouting’s rankings. He is one of the younger prospects at the top, as he turns 18 on June 20. That isn’t stopping Bennett from being confident in his ability to make an NHL roster out of camp this year.
“I do feel like I’ll be ready come training camp and I’m going to work really hard in the gym this summer and on the ice and do whatever it takes to be ready for the NHL next year,” Bennett said.
Bennett also says that was a reoccurring topic in his interviews with teams at the combine.
“I was asked by a bunch of teams if I thought I was ready and my answer every time was I think I’m ready to play next year.”