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April 7, 2019 11:08 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Bumped down a rank
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ducks reassigned Steel to AHL San Diego on Saturday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

The Ducks' season is over, so Steel will head back down to the minors for a playoff run. He ended his season with the Ducks on a high note, racking up five goals and eight points in the final seven games. Fantasy owners shouldn't forget his name, as Steel should be a lineup fixture with the big club next season.

April 6, 2019 01:01 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Strikes for shorthanded goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel potted a shorthanded tally in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

It's the first shorthanded point of the 21-year-old center's career. Steel finished the season with six goals and 11 points in 22 games. The first-round pick from 2016 will likely challenge for a full-time roster spot in training camp next season.

April 4, 2019 01:12 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Pots opening goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel tallied a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Flames.

The center is up to five goals and five assists over 21 games this season, with four of the tallies and two of the helpers coming in his last five appearances. A first-round pick from 2016, Steel may be worth a stash in deeper dynasty formats.

March 27, 2019 12:56 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Nets first career hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel summoned hats with three goals in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Canucks.

Steel entered the night with one tally in his career, but quickly changed that with the three lamp lighters. Steel finished his hat trick on a penalty shot late in the second period to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead. He's still at a modest eight points in 18 games, having shuffled between Anaheim and AHL San Diego throughout the year. The first-round pick from 2016 could be a name to watch in the next couple of years.

March 24, 2019 12:44 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Bumps up a rank
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ducks recalled Steel from AHL San Diego on Saturday.

Steel has spent the last two weeks in the minors but he'll come back up for Saturday's game versus the Ducks. It won't be clear if he's in the lineup until warmups commence at 10:00 p.m. ET. Fantasy owners may want to give Steel a look in daily leagues since he's expected to center the Ducks' top line if he suits up in Saturday's contest.

March 14, 2019 07:44 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: AHL production increasing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added three assists in AHL San Diego's 5-4 win over Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Steel, who has been on the Anaheim-to-San Diego shuttle for the better part of a month, is now tied for 11th in AHL rookie scoring with 38 points in 48 games for the Gulls. While his production at the NHL level has been minimal (four points in 16 contests), Steel is ready to help the Ducks on a full-time basis. Expect him to crack the Anaheim roster out of training camp this coming fall.

March 8, 2019 09:12 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Shifts to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ducks assigned Steel to AHL San Diego on Friday.

Steel will head back to bus league with winger Kevin Roy, signalling that Devin Shore (lower body) is likely ready for action. The 21-year-old posted an assist and three shots on goal in two games during this recall.

March 5, 2019 02:04 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Back in NHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel was promoted from AHL San Diego on Tuesday, TSN reports.

Steel figures to get ample playing time down the stretch since the Ducks are well out of playoff contention. In the near term, he's the direct replacement option with Derek Grant (upper body) and Devin Shore (lower body) being slowed by their respective injuries ahead of Tuesday night's road game against the Coyotes.

February 28, 2019 01:40 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Bussed back to San Diego
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel was returned to AHL San Diego on Thursday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

Anaheim has plugged its 2016 first-round (30th overall) pick into the lineup for 14 games this season, with Steel tacking on a goal and two power-play helpers over that span. The 21-year-old heading back to the AHL suggests that captain Ryan Getzlaf (upper body) will be ready to rock against the Golden Knights on Friday, but check back for official confirmation on that item.

February 27, 2019 05:20 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Brought up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anaheim recalled Steel from AHL San Diego on an emergency basis Wednesday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Ryan Getzlaf (upper body) will miss a fourth straight game Wednesday, so Steel will be on hand to round out the Ducks' depth up front against the Blackhawks. The 2016 first-round pick has racked up 32 points in 43 AHL appearances this campaign.

February 25, 2019 08:48 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel was sent down to AHL San Diego on Monday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.

Steel appeared in one game with the Ducks after his most recent call-up but now finds himself returning to the bus league. In 14 NHL games this season, the 21-year-old center has mustered just three points.

February 23, 2019 09:00 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Promoted to top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel was recalled from AHL San Diego on Saturday.

Steel has been lighting up the AHL in 2018-19, racking up 32 points in 43 games in what is his first season of professional hockey. The 21-year-old began the year with the Ducks, posting three points back in October. Steel could draw into the lineup Saturday with Ryan Getzlaf (upper body) no sure thing to play.

October 31, 2018 03:29 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Sent to AHL affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ducks assigned Steel to AHL San Diego on Wednesday.

Steel has gone scoreless while posting a minus-3 rating over the past four games, so the Ducks are evidently hoping a trip to the bus league will help him regain his scoring touch. The 2016 first-round pick will likely be back with the big club before long.

October 18, 2018 12:12 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Garners power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel generated a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-1 home win over the Islanders.

Anaheim's first-round pick (2016, 30th overall) has a pair of power-play helpers representing his point total through his first seven games at the top level. Steel produced 123 goals and 215 assists over 258 games with WHL Regina between 2013-18, and it doesn't look like he's out of place despite bypassing the AHL entirely.

September 30, 2018 07:48 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Does it all on scoring play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel found the back of the net in Saturday's 3-0 road win over the Kings.

Steel intercepted a pass from Adrian Kempe at center ice and made quick work of brushing twine for his second goal of the preseason. Drafted 30th overall in 2016, the heady rookie known for his infectious attitude heads into the 2018-19 campaign with sky-high expectations.

May 28, 2018 12:24 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Named Memorial Cup MVP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel was named Most Valuable Player of the 2018 Memorial Cup on Sunday.

Steel and his Regina Pats fell 3-0 to Acadie-Bathurst in the championship game Sunday, but that didn't stop the 30th overall pick in the 2016 draft from taking home some hardware. With 13 points in just five games in the tournament, Steel was well deserving of the honor. One of the best players in all of junior hockey over the past few seasons, Steel stands a great chance of opening the 2018-19 season in Anaheim.

January 7, 2018 01:36 AM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Racks up nine points at World Juniors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel accrued four goals and nine points at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Steel is having a down year in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with just 14 goals, 35 points and a plus-7 rating through 27 games. These are respectable numbers, but they don't touch the 50 goals, 131 points and plus-49 rating he posted last campaign. The Ducks are likely waiting for the 19-year-old to bulk up a bit before giving him the NHL call, as he stands at just 6-foot, 180 pounds.

March 23, 2017 06:36 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Wins WHL scoring crown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel has won the 2016-17 WHL sciring title after posting 50 goals and 131 points in 66 games for Regina.

Steel finished with one more point than teammate and Maple Leafs prospect Adam Brooks. The final pick of the first round in the 2016 draft, Steel had never posted more than 70 points in a WHL season prior to this year. While the massive production increase was surely the result of playing for the best team in the WHL, Steel has elite vision and hockey sense. He appears to be a lock to be a productive NHL regular in some capacity.

December 20, 2016 05:55 PM
Ducks' Sam Steel: Signs entry-level deal with Ducks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Steel signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks on Tuesday.

The Ducks' 2016 first-round selection is now officially a member of the organization, though it remains to be seen when he will be assigned to Anaheim or its AHL affiliate in San Diego. Steel has been lighting it up in the WHL this season, notching 23 goals and 31 assists for a league-leading 54 points, which is even more impressive when you realize that he's missed six games due to injury.

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