Sam Anas

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Sam Anas
Born (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 157 lb (71 kg; 11 st 3 lb)
Position Center / Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Minnesota Wild
Iowa Wild (AHL)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present

Sam Anas (born June 1, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). While growing up in Potomac, Maryland, he attended Landon School. Later, he attended Quinnipiac University. He became the second player that played in the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) to sign an NHL contract.

Playing career[edit]

Anas played for the NCAA Division I Quinnipiac Bobcats men's ice hockey team in the ECAC Hockey conference. In his freshman year, Anas's outstanding play was rewarded when he was selected as 2014 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and named to both the 2013–14 ECAC Hockey All-Rookie Team and the All-ECAC Hockey Second Team. Anas was further honored when he was chosen as the 2014 College Hockey News Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore, he landed a spot on the AHCA/CCM Hockey All-American Second Team.[1]

He received AHCA/CCM Hockey Men's Division I All-America First Team honors following his junior year (2015–16),[2] while making the ECAC Hockey First Team,[3] the All-CollegeHockeyNews.com Second Team and the NCAA Tournament All-Regional Team.[4]

On April 15, 2016, Anas signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.[5] This made him the first player born in the Washington, DC area who played hockey locally through high school and then signed with an NHL team.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Washington Little Capitals MetJHL 19 20 21 41 4
2011–12 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 51 17 17 34 14 6 0 4 4 4
2012–13 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 64 37 26 63 18 9 3 9 12 6
2013–14 Quinnipiac University ECAC 40 22 21 43 14
2014–15 Quinnipiac University ECAC 38 23 16 39 20
2015–16 Quinnipiac University ECAC 43 24 26 50 18
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 66 12 16 28 6
2017–18 Iowa Wild AHL 70 26 35 61 14
2018–19 Iowa Wild AHL 60 14 24 38 12 11 1 6 7 2
AHL totals 196 52 75 127 32 11 1 6 7 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2013–14 [7]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2013–14 [8]
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year 2013–14 [9]
College Hockey News Rookie of the Year 2013–14 [10]
NCAA Ice Hockey National Rookie of the Year 2013–14 [11]
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2014–15
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2014–15
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2015–16
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAM ANAS". quinnipiacbobcats.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "American Hockey Coaches Association - Men's CCM Hockey Division I All-Americans Announced". ahcahockey.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "League Announces Postseason Awards - ECAC Hockey". www.ecachockey.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "QU Men's Ice Hockey's Sam Anas Named To All-CHN Team". Quinnipiac Bobcats. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wild Signs Sam Anas To Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract". wild.nhl.com. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "By signing with Minnesota Wild, Sam Anas becomes a rare MD native to reach pro". Washington Post. April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "League Announces All-Conference & All-Rookie Teams – ECAC Hockey".
  8. ^ "Conference Honors, 2013–14".
  9. ^ "Quinnipiac's Sam Anas Named ECAC Hockey Co-Rookie of the Year". Youngstown Phantoms.
  10. ^ "CHN Rookie of the Year: Sam Anas – ECAC Hockey".
  11. ^ "Former Phantom Sam Anas Named Tim Taylor National Rookie of the Year for NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey". Youngstown Phantoms.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason Kasdorf
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
(co-winner with Gavin Bayreuther)

2013–14
Succeeded by
Kyle Hayton
Preceded by
Jon Gillies
Tim Taylor Award
2013–14
Succeeded by
Jack Eichel