With the fourth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames selected center Sam Bennett from Kingston of the OHL.
Bennett was ranked third on my final NHL prospects big board, but I feel he really could be the best player to come out of this draft. His potential to be a superstar is greater than anyone else, but the questions about whether or not he could hit that potential is what ultimately lead him to falling to the Flames at four.
Still, I don’t think Calgary will complain all that much with the selection simply because, at worst, Bennett will be an All-Star player in this league. I know I sound like I’m just gushing over this man, but he really has that all world talent ability that I think will translate greatly to the next level.
Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News on Bennett:
Bennett is an energetic, skilled winger who is quick on his feet and has deceptive speed. He generates chances with his quickness, awareness and constant effort. He’s not flashy, but energetic and does possess an excellent release.
Final Grade: A+
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