Former Regina Pats Captain Sam Steel has made the Anaheim Ducks opening night roster for the 2019-20 NHL season.
Steel was drafted second overall by the Pats in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He went on to play 258 regular season and 44 playoff games with Regina. He put up 123 goals and 338 regular season points which is 10th most in franchise history. He added 18 goals and 57 points in the post-season and was named the MP of the 2018 Memorial Cup where he had 13 points in 5 games.
Steel turned pro in 2018-19, playing 53 games in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls, putting up 20 goals and 41 points in 53 games. He also appeared in 22 games in the NHL with the Ducks, scoring six times and adding 5 assists for 11 points.