ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Brent Flahr today announced the National Hockey League club has re-signed forward Sam Anas to a two-year, two-way contract.
Anas, 24, led the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League and set a single-season franchise record with 26 goals in 70 games, ranking second on the club in assists (35) and points (61) in 2017-18. The native of Potomac, Md., led the Wild and ranked T-4th in the AHL with four shootout goals, ranked T-11th amongst AHL players in scoring, and T-13th in goals.
The 5-foot-8, 160-pound forward also set franchise records for longest point streak (10 games, Dec. 5-28) and tied for longest goal streak (six games, Dec. 13-22) in 2017-18. Additionally, he was named Iowa's IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Des Moines community during the 2017-18 season.
Anas tallied 124 points (66-58=124) including 27 power-play goals in 110 games during three seasons at Quinnipiac University (2013-16), including 50 points (24-26=50) in 43 games during his junior season in 2015-16. He helped Quinnipiac to the NCAA National Championship Game in 2016 and was named to the 2015-16 AHCA/CCM Hockey Men's Division I All-America First Team, the NCAA Tournament All-East Region Team, and the ECAC Hockey First Team. Anas signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota on April 15, 2016.