Sam Bennett – LC – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) – 6’0” 168
Sam was selected 9th Overall by the Kingston Frontenacs at the 2012 OHL Priority Selection Draft out of the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midget program. Bennett really seemed to grow as his Minor Midget season went on and was one of the most improved players over the course of that season. Sam joined the Frontenacs and became a regular player in the top six forwards playing every game situation especially power plays. Sam is a creative player and showed it on many occasions last season. He’s able to draw in opponents with puck possession and utilizes strong vision to complete difficult pass and create scoring chances. Sam has a good strong shot and isn’t shy about using it. Sam is an offensive minded player who is at his best when he’s creating plays, but he is also an effective forechecker who forces turnovers. Sam won gold as a member of team Canada’s Ivan Hlinka team and had a solid tournament. Sam will once again be counted on to be a big time contributor to the Kingston Frontenacs who should be able to avoid a dogfight just to make the playoffs this coming season.
Photo Credits: OHL Images and WHL Media