June 23, 2014
Born: 11-6-1995; Vancouver, B.C.
Notable: Has sky-high hockey IQ thanks to genetics, as father Paul had a sterling 11-year NHL career, mostly with the Flames. Sam's brother Max, 22, is a center on the Flames and younger brother Griffin, 20, is a defenseman in the Islanders organization. Sam notched 35 goals and 50 assists for Kootenay of the WHL last season.
Luce: "The parents did a phenomenal job raising those boys. They've got high character, are low maintenance and all have a high hockey IQ and great work ethic. Sam is probably the most cerebral of the brothers in regards to seeing the ice offensively and defensively, who can shift to the wings quite easily."