Born in Montreal, Quebec, is another big-bodied power forward primed for the biggest season of his hockey career as he looked to make an impression on NHL scouts before the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Sam jump-started his youth hockey career in the 2011-2012 season when he played for Eisbären Berlin of the Schüler Bundesliga Nord league in Germany. In that season overseas, Sam notched 22 goals and 22 assists, for a total of 44 points, in 24 games played.
In the 2012-2013 season, he then played Midget Espoir back in Quebec for the Lac-Saint-Louis Tigers, where he notched 15 goals and 26 assists, for a total of 41 points, in 28 games played.
After being chosen to represent Quebec in the Quebec Major Junior Gold Cup (QMJHL Combine), Sam was drafted 47th overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the 3rd round of the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. Sam finished a rookie season that saw him tally six goals and four assists, for a total of 10 points in 52 games played.
On January 12th, 2015, 17-year-old Dove-McFalls was named the alternate captain of Saint John, in the midst of another solid season, cementing his place as one of the league’s best two-way forwards. That season, Sam scored 34 points in 66 games, and he was a physical asset to the sea dogs racking up 73 PIM.
We are extremely proud to announce that Sam was selected 98th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft!
After being drafted by the Flyers in 2015, Sam was sent back to his QMJHL team, St. John, for the 2015-16 season. Unfortunately, Sam suffered an injury and was only able to play 29 games in the 2015-16 season. Luckily for Sam, he was able to rejoin his team for the playoffs scoring six goals as the Sea Dogs made it to the semifinals of the President’s cup.
Sam had an impressive 2016-17 season for the Sea Dogs, scoring 53 points in 65 games. The 6’2’’ 205lbs forward was one of the most recognizable two way forwards in the league, and lead St. John to a first-place finish in the QMJHL. Sam ended the season on a high, winning the Presidents Cup on the Sea Dogs, with fellow CEM prospects Callum Booth and Boko Imama.
Sam was traded to the Rimouski Oceanic and is expected to play the 2017-18 season with them. Sam is hard working, dedicated and loyal to his team mates making him an excellent player to have.VIEW PLAYER STATS