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June 1, 2020 11:00 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Posts 22 points in 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel concluded the season having posted six goals and 16 assists in 65 games.

The sophomore's 22 points were marred by an unsightly minus-13 rating, but such is life when playing for one of the league's worst teams. Steel managed to produce over a third of his points (eight) on the power play, where he averaged 1:44 while often centering the team's top unit.

March 5, 2020 12:32 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Pots sixth goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.

Steel converted on a Ryan Getzlaf set-up at 12:48 of the second period, right at the end of a Ducks power play. It's been a somewhat tough first full NHL season for Steel -- his six goals in 61 games equals his output from just 22 contests last year. The 22-year-old center is at 22 points, 80 shots and a minus-12 rating.

February 29, 2020 12:52 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Records power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel notched a power-play assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Penguins.

Steel set up Ryan Getzlaf's second-period tally. The helper snapped a five-game point drought for the 22-year-old center, who now has 21 points and 77 shots through 59 contests. Eight of his points have come with a man advantage.

February 2, 2020 02:36 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Sets up opening goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel produced an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Kings.

Steel provided a perfect feed to Max Jones for the goal at 5:43 of the first period. With three points in his last five games, Steel is modestly starting to heat up. The 21-year-old is at 17 points, 59 shots and a minus-9 rating through 47 appearances this season.

January 28, 2020 02:56 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Earns assist with man advantage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel picked up a power-play assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sharks.

Steel has 16 points this season, and seven have come on the power play. The 21-year-old has added 56 shots on goal and a minus-9 rating through 44 games. A first-round pick from 2016, Steel should eventually be a fixture in the top-six, but his production this year is more of a non-physical middle-six forward, which isn't enough for most fantasy owners.

January 18, 2020 12:12 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Pots OT winner against Canes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored in overtime to give the Ducks a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes on Friday.

The 21-year-old snapped his fourth goal of the season over James Reimer's shoulder after a stretch pass from Jakob Silfverberg put him in the clear 96 seconds into the extra period. Steel hadn't found the scoresheet in five straight games coming into Friday, but he does have two goals and five points in his last 12 contests -- a modest improvement on his season-long pace of 15 points in 43 games.

January 6, 2020 01:40 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Manages power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel had a power-play helper and three shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Predators.

Steel earned the primary helper on Adam Henrique's second tally of the game. The 21-year-old has started to pick up the pace a bit with a goal and three helpers in his last six games. For the year, Steel has 14 points, 46 shots and 12 PIM in 37 outings.

December 28, 2019 03:20 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Bags power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel registered a power-play assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Friday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.

Steel had the primary helper on Cam Fowler's go-ahead goal in the second period. After a nine-game point drought, during which he also served one game as a healthy scratch, Steel has put his name on the scoresheet in each of the last two outings. He's now at 12 points in 33 contests this season, exceeding the 11 points he had through 22 appearances last year. The 21-year-old is likely still a year or two away from making good on his first-round pick status.

December 23, 2019 07:48 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Finds net in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored a goal on two shots and won 13 of 22 faceoffs (59.1 percent) in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.

Steel got plenty of run Sunday, ranking second among Anaheim forwards in ice time (18:28), with half of it coming on special teams. He rewarded the Ducks with his third goal of the season midway through the first period, his first goal in his last 10 games. The 21-year-old has just 11 points in 32 games.

December 10, 2019 07:56 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Scratched against Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel won't suit up in Tuesday's matchup against the Wild, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Steel has been in a bit of a slump lately with just one goal and 11 shots on net over the last eight games, so the Ducks hope he can reset from a night in the press box. The 21-year-old will be replaced by Sam Carrick on the second line.

November 28, 2019 01:00 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Scores in shootout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored a goal on two shots and won 10 of 13 faceoffs in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

Steel knocked home a rebound midway through the second period to tie the game 2-2. It was only Steel's second goal of the season, but both have come in the last six games. The 2016 first-round pick has shown periodic flashes of offensive potential at the NHL level, but it hasn't yet translated into consistent production. The 21-year-old has 10 points in 22 games this season and 21 points in his first 44 NHL games.

November 18, 2019 11:04 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Finally gets first of 2019-20
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored a power-play goal on four shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.

It was the first goal in 18 games this season for the 21-year-old, who banged home a rebound on the doorstep to get the Ducks on the board in the third period. Anaheim's first-round pick in 2016, Steel flashed glimpses of his offensive potential as a rookie in 2018-19, scoring six times in 22 games. However, things have yet to click for him as a sophomore, with just the one goal and eight assists through 17 games.

November 15, 2019 01:56 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Records assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel produced an assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks.

Steel had the secondary helper on a Max Jones goal in the third period as the Ducks made a late attempt at a comeback. Steel's been playing the provider role well recently with five assists in his last five contests. In 2019-20, the 21-year-old has eight helpers and 17 shots on goal through 16 games while still searching for his first tally.

November 11, 2019 02:16 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Earns assist Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Oilers.

Steel set up Max Jones for a third-period goal. More impressively, Steel led all Ducks forward with 18:50 in the contest. The center has seven assists and 15 shots on goal in 14 games this year, while averaging 15:31 per game in a third-line role.

November 6, 2019 02:44 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Heating up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel collected an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.

Steel has three helpers over his last two games. It appears the 21-year-old center is beginning to settle into his second-line role a bit better. He's got six assists in 13 games this year. Steel is still searching for his first goal, but it should come eventually -- the first-round pick from 2016 scored six times in 22 outings last year.

November 3, 2019 11:32 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Logs goal and assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored a goal and picked up an assist with three shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

The 21-year-old finally found the net for the first time this season, deflecting an Erik Gudbranson point shot in the second period. It was the first goal in 12 games this season for Steel, who also assisted on Nick Ritchie's third-period goal. The 2016 first-rounder has five points this season and 16 in his first 34 games. Steel has high offensive upside but is clearly still in the development stage of his NHL career. If things do start to click, don't be afraid to pounce on the talented youngster.

October 19, 2019 01:48 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Helpers in consecutive games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel picked up an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

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.

October 17, 2019 01:08 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Collects assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel notched a power-play assist and won 8 of 9 faceoffs in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.

Steel has been limited to just three games after battling an upper-body injury. The assist is his first point of the season. The 21-year-old is centering the third line, but the Ducks will be expecting him to take a step forward in his development this year.

October 14, 2019 01:12 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Looks ready to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Contrary to a previous report, Steel (upper body) is expected to play in Monday's game against the Bruins.

Steel skated in warmups but wasn't a consistent member of line rushes. However, it appears Devin Shore will come out of the lineup to make room for Steel, who was lifted from IR on Monday.

October 14, 2019 12:56 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Not ready yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel (upper body) won't play in Monday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Although Steel was lifted from injured reserve Monday, the Ducks will wait to plug him into the lineup. Adam Henrique will continue centering the second line.

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