Rookies on the Radar: Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames
Posted On 14 Jan 2016 / 1 Comment
The 2015-16 NHL® Rookie Class is not just about Connor McDavid. Many believe this is one of the deepest rookie classes in decades. Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames is one key rookie made his debut late last season, but he appeared so late that he became a carryover rookie. The good news there is that there were rookie cards of him immediately at the start of the season in early Upper Deck products like MVP, O-Pee-Chee and Artifacts.
Sam Bennett has become a HUGE addition to the Calgary Flames and is one of the most highly touted rookies this season.
Here are some reasons why you want to take notice of this young star with the Flames:
Bennett is a native of Holland Landing, Ontario which means there is strong interest in this local boy from one of the hotbeds of hockey collectors.
As a member of Team Canada, he helped bring home gold in the 2013 World U18 Championship.
He was picked by the Calgary Flames 4th overall in the 2014 NHL® Draft and to be playing alongside another hobby darling in Johnny Gaudreau is going to serve him well.
In his NHL® debut, he recorded his first career point just 33 seconds into the game.
He became a regular part of the line-up in the 2015 NHL® Stanley Cup Playoffs playing in all 11 games where he scored three goals and an assist.