Sam Bennett News

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Bennett failed to register a point and logged only 11:58 of ice time (just 33 seconds with the man advantage) during Friday's 6-0 loss to Ottawa.

RotoWire

Oct 13 - 11:57 PM

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Sam Bennett and the Calgary Flames' young core is looking forward to playing with Jaromir Jagr. Although it's not official quite yet, Jagr is expected to sign a one-year contract with Calgary. "He's a guy I looked up to my whole life," Bennett said. "It'll be really cool to have him on our team. I'm looking forward to an opportunity to play with him a little bit. It would be amazing. I might be a little star struck, at first. All the guys in here, we were joking about it. Honestly, it's incredible. It wasn't even a thought, and he was playing in the NHL." Bennett might get a chance to play on the same line as Jagr, which could help Bennett's development. After all, Jagr made his NHL debut in 1990, which is six years before Bennett was even born, so he has a wealth of knowledge to pass onto the young forward and the Flames' other young players.

Calgary Sun

Oct 03 - 4:12 AM

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Sam Bennett feels like he has a lot to prove this season. Bennett had a disappointing last year, as he had just 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games. "Obviously, I'm coming into this year a year older and more experienced," Bennett said. "I'm definitely a lot more confident this year. Like I said before, I still have a lot to prove in this league. There's still a lot I want to do. It's just a matter of taking advantage of my opportunity. Wherever I get that opportunity, I've gotta seize it right away." He should be able to improve his numbers this season.

Calgary Sun

Sep 18 - 8:05 AM

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Sam Bennett is relieved that the contract negotiations are behind him. Bennett signed a two-year, $3.9 million contract Wednesday night. Had the talks dragged on much longer he would have missed the start of training camp. "It’s a big relief," Bennett said. "It was a long summer of not knowing what was going to happen. I’m just really excited to finally get it done and I can’t wait to get back to Calgary and skate with all the guys. Everyone from Toronto has left and gone back to their teams so I was starting to worry a little bit and it’s just nice to know I’ll be back there before training camp so I can get settled. It’ll be nice to get there and get that in and get ready for the season." Bennett was limited to 26 points last season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him take a significant step forward in 2017-18.

Calgary Sun

Sep 07 - 10:20 AM

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Sam Bennett has agreed to a two-year, $3.9 million contract with the Calgary Flames. Bennett was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level deal. There was some talk that this deal might not get done before the start of the campaign and that he might even play in Europe, but fortunately for the Flames that never materialized. Bennett was limited to 13 goals and 26 points in 81 contests last season, but he has a ton of upside. This bridge deal will provide him with the opportunity to prove that.

NHL.com

Sep 06 - 9:08 PM

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Bennett signed a two-year contract extension with the Flames on Wednesday worth $2.25 million annually, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

RotoWire

Sep 06 - 8:37 PM

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Flames GM Brad Treliving isn't focused on the possibility of RFA Sam Bennett heading overseas. While the idea of Bennett signing to play in Europe seems unlikely, the possibility was recently mentioned in a report by Darren Dreger. There's apparently a significant gap between Bennett and the Flames, plus playing in Europe would open up the possibility of Bennett representing Team Canada in the Olympics. Meanwhile, the Flames' training camp will begin next week. "Hopefully we’ll get it done by that time," said Treliving. "But we’re not really focused on threats. We’ll keep working away at it." Even pushing aside the possibility of Bennett heading overseas, just him missing part or all of training camp would be a setback for the young forward that could adversely impact his production in 2017-18.

Calgary Sun

Sep 06 - 3:22 AM

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There's still a significant gap between Sam Bennett and the Calgary Flames. Bennett is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. There's apparently a chance that he'll end up signing a contract with a European squad until something can be worked out with the Flames. That's noteworthy because it would open up the possibility of him playing in the Winter Olympics this season. It would be a disappointment for the Flames though as Bennett is one of the team's top prospects.

Darren Dreger on Twitter

Sep 05 - 10:08 PM

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Sam Bennett remains an unsigned restricted free agent. Bennett completed his entry-level contract at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. He has generated 63 points through the first 159 games of his NHL career. Bennett notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 matches last season. The fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has plenty of potential, but could receive a "bridge" contract to prove himself first. The Flames also still have to sign fellow RFAs Brett Kulak and Tyler Wotherspoon.

Aug 12 - 6:28 PM

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Bennett will be included in Calgary's list of protected players for the expansion draft, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports.

RotoWire

Jun 17 - 5:10 PM

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@Sammmy_Be Well done Sam Bennett so so unlucky.
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Sam Bennett denied fifth Tour of Turkey stage win after crashing on final corner (video) https://t.co/ooQCUY4pZH
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RT @NHLFlames: "I definitely think we're taking too many penalties, myself included, and that's taking the flow out of the games." - Sam Be…
RT @NHLFlames: "I definitely think we're taking too many penalties, myself included, and that's taking the flow out of the games." - Sam Be…
@PredlinesNSH 1.9M is reasonable. Check Sam Bennett, Connor Brown, Josh Anderson. All higher picks, better players.
@TrevorKrajewski @da067874 Wings offered 1.9M. Josh Anderson signed for 1.8M. Sam Bennett for 1.95M, Connor Brown 2… https://t.co/qRMjQKG2z8
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@pheenster01 @HockeyDipshit @VancityManpurse Also consensus at the time was that, for example Sam Bennett was a bet… https://t.co/UFQvXIWbMw
Dug through the trash and saved Benny's beard hair. Just in case. #sambennett #beard #flames https://t.co/8NimvDXAR5
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RT @RTEsport: Sam Bennett: "My ego got the better of me" https://t.co/GmfkwCTcte