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2016 NHL Draft Profile: Sam Steel

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With the 2016 draft just over a week away, we’re going to highlight a few players the Sharks could be targeting for their first pick late in the second round. San Jose has the 60th pick in the draft. The first round will be held on June 24 in Buffalo with the remainder of the draft scheduled for June 25.

Other draft profiles:

Adam Brooks

Name: Sam Steel

Position: Center

Born: February 3, 1998

Birthplace: Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Height: 5'10

Weight: 175

Shoots: Left

TSN Pick Projection: 56th

Assets

Sam Steel, teammate of yesterday’s profiled player Adam Brooks, has played two seasons for the WHL’s Regina Pats. Steel had 70 points in 72 games played this season, and 47 of those being assists says good things about Steel’s passing game.

Flaws

Steel is on the small side, at 5’10 and 175 pounds. While there was a slight improvement in points per game from his first WHL season to his second, it would have been good to see more. He has also been known to be inconsistent from game to game.

Career Potential

2nd or 3rd line center (via The Hockey Writers)

Other Sam Steel profiles on the SB Nation Network

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