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Strong skating two-way defenseman, very mobile with the puck.


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April 2020 – Samberg signed a three-year entry level contract with the Jets and it would appear he is set to make the jump to the pro level next year. Before he is ready for the NHL, Samberg will need to improve his foot speed to be able to compete with the quickness around the league. Expect him to be at Jets training camp in September, but it could be an extended stay with the Moose before he acclimates to the pace of the game. Jamie Zadow

March 2019 – The large pivot took some good strides in his development this year and even flashed a physical side to his game at the U20 World Junior Championships. Samberg is getting ready for the NCHC Playoffs with the UMD Bulldogs where they will face Omaha in a two-game series. Jamie Zadow

January 2019 – Samberg’s sophomore season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth appears to be a mirror image of his freshman year as he is on pace to match 13 points. He was a part of a United States squad that took home silver at the U20 World Junior Championships earlier this month and looks the part of a prospect that might need the full four years in college before he is ready for the pro level. Jamie Zadow

January 2018 – Samberg debuted at the U20 World Junior Championships in Buffalo and put together a strong performance. The blueliner tallied one goal and four points in seven games to help the United States claim a bronze medal. The 19-year-old isn’t exactly turning heads in his freshman season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, tallying just five points in 23 games so far, but his strong performance at the World Juniors should have the Jets front office smiling. Jamie Zadow

September 2017 – Samberg is gearing up for his freshman year with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He should feel right at home, born in Minnesota himself, and tallied 42 points in 49 games for parts of three teams between the USHS and USHL last season. Samberg possesses a heavy shot from the blue line and can make a clean, crisp pass through the neutral zone onto the stick of his teammates. It remains to be seen if he will play all four years at the college level, but his size and skating ability should make Jets fans optimistic for the future.  Jamie Zadow

July 2017 – Samberg came into the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as one of the more intriguing blue line options of his draft class. The Minnesota native has plenty of size to go with a heavy shot – he led all defensemen at Hermantown High with 10 goals and 28 points last season. The blueliner has a more athletic frame and skates well for his 6-3, 211 frame than your average NHL-er with that type of size. Samberg is a very raw talent that will play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the upcoming season where he will likely need plenty of seasoning before he is ready for the NHL. Jamie Zadow

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 24, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 43


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Minnesota Blades Brick Invitational5 0 00 2|        
 2014-2015 Hermantown High USHS-MN11 1 01 0|Playoffs3 0 00
  Hermantown High MN State3 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Hermantown High MN State3 1 01 0|        
  B16 - Blue (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 00 -|        
  Hermantown High USHS-MN23 5 1318 6|Playoffs3 1 23
  Team Velocity UMHSEHL10 0 22 2|        
 2016-2017 Hermantown High USHS-MN25 10 1828 43|Playoffs3 0 22
  Hermantown High MN State3 1 34 0|        
  Team White USA-S175 0 22 -|        
  Team Velocity UMHSEHL18 5 712 14|Playoffs3 1 12
  Waterloo Black HawksUSHL6 1 12 0|Playoffs8 1 23
  B17 - Blue (Final 54)MNHP-173 1 34 -|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA42 1 1213 43|        
  USA U20WJC-207 1 34 8|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA39 7 1219 35|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 22 4|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA28 1 2021 18|        
 2020-2021 Manitoba MooseAHL- - -- -|