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Fantasy Summary

An uber skilled forward who has a high-level of raw skill and the ability to pull fans out of their seats. He has some of the silkiest hands in the draft and soft touch on his passing. He has the potential to be a volume scorer at the next level if he can translate his game.


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March 2022 – Samoskevich was slated for a top-line role with Team USA at the WJC in December 2021 that ended up being cancelled—and then rescheduled until August 2022. Hopefully he will get the same opportunity in the summer to show what he can do. As part of a stacked U of Michigan team, he’s used to playing with talented teammates and has accumulated a decent but not spectacular 28 points in 37 games as a rookie. It’ll be interesting to see if he returns to Michigan next year and has a more prolific sophomore season after several of their current stars graduate to the pro ranks. He’ll need to push into point-per-game territory in the near future to keep his star trajectory on course. Ben Gehrels

July 2021 – Samoskevich was selected in the first round, 24th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

March 2021 – Is fun hockey what you like to see? Do you enjoy watching a player dangle defende