2017 NHL Entry Draft

Dylan Samberg




Previous Team: Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 52

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Jan. 24, 1999 • Hometown: Hermantown, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Team North (U.S. Elite HS); Hermantown (Minn. HS)
USHL Draft: 2016 by Waterloo (Round 5, No. 81 Overall)
USHL Debut: March 25, 2017 (Waterloo vs. Dubuque)
First USHL Goal: April 1, 2017 (Waterloo at Cedar Rapids)
NCAA Commitment: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Long-Range Potential Gets Scouts Excited
Minnesota Native Flourished in High School

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "I love the kid. He's a 10-year NHLer for sure. He has size, reach, and plays with an aggressive mindset. He's an effective skater but not a pretty skater. Once he's in flight, though, he looks like Bret Hedican." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "He's big, strong and physical with a long reach. He projects as a stay-at-home, shutdown defender. He's outstanding at standing up forwards. He does a great job using his reach for poke-checks. He plays with a great dea of confidence and maturity. His skating needs a little bit of work, but I really like this kid's upside." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Direct or Scouting)

• "I think I like him better as a penalty killer -- he’s got a good long reach. I still think he’s got to work on his mobility and that. His skating is not great. I’d say it’s average for a big guy. It’s not a real fluid stride, not the type of guy that can skate all day. It looked better at the high-school level." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s one of my favorite players in this draft. ... I just like his upside. I like what he brings to the table, and I like the kid." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "A physical presence all over the ice, he intimidated smaller players at the high-school level. Plays with a mean streak and is not shy about finishing glass-rattling hits." (Red Line Report)