Regina Pats forward Sam Steel has signed a three year entry level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
The 18-year-old from Edmonton, Alberta was taken 30th overall by the Ducks in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Steel leads the Western Hockey League (WHL) in scoring with 54 points (23 goals, 31 assists) in 25 games. He is also a plus 27, which is third in the league only behind teammates Chase Harrison and Sergey Zborovskiy.
Steel is well on his way to surpassing his point totals from last season. The 5’11”, 178 pound center collected 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists) in 72 games in 2015-16, which was tied 32nd in the WHL. He added 12 more points in the playoffs.
Steel was one of the final cuts for this years Canadian team, which will compete in Toronto and Montreal at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship.