Future Watch: Samuel Blais Rookie Hockey Cards, Blues – Samuel “Sammy” Blais was selected by the St. Louis Blues with the 176th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-2, 205-pound left winger has a lot of the tools to play at the next level.
After three seasons in the QMJHL with Victoriaville and later Charlottetown. During that time, he had 178 points in 149 games including 71 goals. He ramped things up in the postseason scoring 25 points in 20 games. He had done all he can do in junior hockey, so he turned pro.
In 2016-17 the French-Canadian prospect played for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. He scored 26 goals and had 43 points in 75 games. That’s a heck of a rookie season.
In 2018, he started off the season in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage. In November and February, he was called up to the big club. He played 11 games at the NHL level gaining valuable experience and a goal and two assists. His AHL year was stellar; he had 17 goals and 40 points in 42 games. He may be ready for the next step.
Here’s a look at his first NHL goal:
The Blues are known for hitting on late round picks. Collectors should go with their track record and start tracking Blais now. Now is the time. Next October may be too late.
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