Sam Steel
21-Year-Old CenterC
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Steel split time between AHL San Diego and the big club during his first professional season in 2018-19, notching an impressive 41 points in 53 minor-league contests while posting an additional 11 points in 22 games at the NHL level. A first-round pick from 2016, Steel is one of the best prospects in Anaheim's system. The 21-year-old should be a lock for the Opening Night roster this year, and could ultimately end up challenging Adam Henrique for the Ducks' second-line center job. With a strong two-way game and an already capable offensive skill set, Steel will definitely be worth a flier in all fantasy formats this season. If he can earn a role on the power play, the left-handed forward could post 15-plus goals and 40-plus points in 2019-20. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ducks in December of 2016.
Helpers in consecutive games
CAnaheim Ducks
October 18, 2019
Steel picked up an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.
ANALYSIS
After injuries stalled the center in training camp and the early parts of the season, Steel is beginning to heat up with assists in his last two games. He's skating on a young line with Max Jones and Troy Terry, so don't expect a consistent stream of offense, but the three youngsters could find a few hot streaks this year.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:19
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:54
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:32
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
14:58
1:35
0:31
2019–20
14:19
0:54
0:32
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Viewed a defensive-minded center when drafted by Anaheim (30th overall) in 2016, Steel proceeded to post 214 points over his final two WHL seasons and now looks like a top-six guy who should be ready to help the Ducks as early as this season. Steel is a high-character player with elite hockey IQ. Anaheim has several aging forwards on its roster and even if the prospect begins the season in the AHL, he still figures to be looking at significant playing time for the Ducks sooner rather than later. Owners in deep redraft leagues would be wise to stash Steel if at all possible.
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Collects assist
CAnaheim Ducks
October 16, 2019
Steel notched a power-play assist and won 8 of 9 faceoffs in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.
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Looks ready to go Monday
CAnaheim Ducks
October 14, 2019
Contrary to a previous report, Steel (upper body) is expected to play in Monday's game against the Bruins.
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Not ready yet
CAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
October 14, 2019
Steel (upper body) won't play in Monday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
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Lifted from IR
CAnaheim Ducks
October 14, 2019
Steel (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday, per the NHL's official media site.
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Traveling with team
CAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
October 8, 2019
Steel (upper body) is traveling with the Ducks for their four-game road trip, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
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