The following article was posted on https://thehockeywriters.com on Friday, August 17 featuring former Quinnipiac standout Sam Anas.
By Benjamin Pierce
The farm system for the Minnesota Wild is in good hands with the Iowa Wild, and young forwards Sam Anas and Justin Kloos should inspire confidence from fans and the Minnesota Wild brass.
Both players were signed after spending some time in the NCAA.
Anas, 25, played for Quinnipiac University from 2013-16. He scored 22 goals and 43 points as a freshman, followed by a 39-point sophomore season.
In his junior year, the 5-foot-8 forward scored a career-high 24 goals and 50 points, leading the Bobcats to the national championship game. While Quinnipiac lost the national title game, Anas’s performance over the season motivated Minnesota to sign the forward to a two year, two-way contract in April 2016.
“He’s a smart offensive player,” said former Wild assistant GM Brent Flahrat the time of the signing.
“He’s produced offensively at every level and finished in the top 10 of NCAA scoring this year. While undersized, Sam has a high compete level and knows his way around the offensive zone.”
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