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Mackie
Samoskevich

While a smaller player, Samoskevich plays a big game. He excels in the offensive zone, reading the play well and driving the net with or without the puck. His offensive awareness is excellent, knowing how to find the open ice and finding the lanes to the net. He’s fearless in his drives to the net…

Date of Birth
November 15, 2002
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Newtown, CT  
Shoots
Right
Weight
189 lbs
Draft Result
1/24 (FLA)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 10/21 Samoskevich Mackie 21924 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Austin Broad View Report
Apr 9/21 Samoskevich Mackie 21917 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Shaun Richardson View Report
Nov 26/20 Samoskevich Mackie 21377 – Chicago vs. Green Bay USHL by Ray Napientek View Report
Nov 24/20 Samoskevich Mackie 21370 – Green Bay vs. Chicago USHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Nov 22/20 Samoskevich Mackie 21355 – Chicago vs. Muskegon USHL by Josh Bell View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 Univ. of Michigan ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Chicago Steel ushl 16 6 15 21 1.31 -2 10
2019-2020 Chicago Steel ushl 47 13 21 34 0.72 20 28
2018-2019 Chicago Steel ushl 2 0 2 2 1 2 0
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Notebook: Edvinsson, Johnson, Samoskevich & More

While a smaller player, Samoskevich plays a big game. He excels in the offensive zone, reading the play well and driving the net with or without the puck. His offensive awareness is excellent, knowing how to find the open ice and finding the lanes to the net. He’s fearless in his drives to the net and in jumping into puck battles. With the puck in the offensive zone, his best trait might be his playmaking. He does this with a mixture of good puck movement, a level of deception, and that awareness of where everyone is on the ice. He does have a good shot as well, although he doesn’t utilize this as much. He has a quick release that can fool netminders. His skating is very good, showing fast and explosive movement with the puck through the neutral zone. He also has strong edges, utilizing them to create separation from opponents. His hands are so quick and strong, he can weave in and out of traffic without missing a beat. He positions the puck well in his hip pocket and knows how to best position it away from opponents. He has the hockey sense and poise with the puck to hold onto it a bit longer to allow the opposition to break down and allow lanes to open up. He plays with a great deal of composure and determination, while maintaining a high-tempo pace. Samoskevich is extremely dangerous in all situations, with the ability to play on both special teams. In the defensive zone, he has the ability and awareness to pick off passes, get in lanes, and disrupt plays. He can have shifts that are very strong in his own end, tying up opponents, battling hard, boxing players out, and regularly being in the right place. At the same time, he has a tendency to leave the zone early at even strength, looking to create offense. This can get him caught at times, leaving his team shorthanded in their own zone. Samoskevich’s biggest area of opportunity is to continue to build strength. He has the intelligence and skill to be a contributing player at the next level, adding more strength will be an important piece of the puzzle for him.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide