Sam Anas

Minnesota Wild
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Fantasy Summary

Small, but very skilled – though likely not skilled enough to overcome size when it comes to the NHL. Boom or bust.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 1, 1993
Height 5‘8”
Weight 160 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

April 2019 – Anas has taken a step back this season with 0.69 points per game after 0.89 last year. While the skill is clearly there, he often struggles to stay engaged in a game due his small stature. One of the reasons for Anas’ perceived downturn this year is a drop in shooting percentage, going from 17.6 last season to more realistic 13.4. With eight of his 13 goals coming on the power play, he has produced relatively well with the man advantage but his struggles at even strength have persisted for much of the season. While he is highly skilled, his lack of size and top-end speed have held Anas back from really cementing himself as a true NHL prospect. Tony Ferrari  

October 2018 – Anas’ stats improved greatly with the Iowa Wild last season jumping from 28 points in the 2016-2017 season to 61 in 2017-2018, setting a single-season franchise record with 26 goals in the process. With the breakout season Anas earned a two year, two-way contract with the Wild in April. He still has a big hill to climb due to his size and being a former GM Chuck Fletcher signing. He’s scored at every level but Aas is going to have to force the opportunity at the NHL level. Anas did stick around in camp and was one of the final cuts. As with smaller NHL hopefuls, he’ll take longer to develop and at 25, he’s going to need another big year in Iowa to stay in the Wild’s good graces. Tyler Matson

September 2017 – One of the oldest names in Minnesota’s system, Anas is in a contract year, and he will need to show significant improvement in the AHL in order to keep a spot. At just 5’8”, an entirely different level of skill will be needed to gain success in the pro leagues. His GF% was very poor, and his primary point production was less than ideal. Time will tell, but Anas may be headed for Europe or an AHL deal after this season without a huge turnaround. His combination of lack of size and production is a bad combination. Will Scouch

August 2016 – Still relatively new to the Minnesota flock, Sam Anas has seldom disappointed when it comes to his skill set. Anas is consistently a threat to wreak havoc when he’s on the puck but could better dominate the game should he elect to consistently harness he terrific speed. He still needs to put in some work before he can get his feet wet in the NHL but should be an impactful presence at the AHL level in short order. Edric Joseph

April 2016 – Anas took quite the gamble returning earlier than advised from injury but it seems to have paid off in the form of contract offer by the Minnesota Wild. His recent acceptance of the deal indicates that he’s forgone his senior year of NCAA eligibility. It’s a pleasant way to conclude a successful season with the top-ranked Qunnipiac program in which he netted an impressive 50 points in 43 games. He was a true offensive catalyst playing for the Bobcats and will hope to perform a comparable vocation for the Wild in the near future. His diminutive stature may be too large an obstacle to overcome. If he can compensate, it will be via his talented hands and impressive hockey sense. Edric Joseph


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Washington Little Caps Bntm Min AYMBHL 7 2 2 4 2 |          
 2006-2007 Team Maryland Bantam Major AYBHL 20 3 3 6 10 |          
 2009-2010 Team Maryland 18U NAPHL 18U 29 13 14 27 10 |          
 2010-2011 Washington Little Caps MetJHL 19 20 21 41 4 |          
  DC Capitals U18 NAPHL 18U 25 18 23 41 4 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6
 2011-2012 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 51 17 17 34 14 | Playoffs 6 0 4 4
 2012-2013 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 64 37 26 63 18 | Playoffs 9 3 9 12
 2013-2014 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 40 22 21 43 14 |          
 2014-2015 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 38 23 16 39 20 |          
 2015-2016 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 43 24 26 50 18 |          
 2016-2017 Iowa Wild AHL 66 12 16 28 6 |          
 2017-2018 Iowa Wild AHL 70 26 35 61 14 |          
 2018-2019 Iowa Wild AHL 60 14 24 38 12 | Playoffs 11 1 6 7
 2019-2020 Iowa Wild AHL - - - - - |          

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