Sanford played on the Canadian entry in the 2002 under-18 championship. He finished the tournament as the team’s second-highest scoring defenseman. Was top scoring defenseman for Moncton of the QMJHL last season. Enjoyed a strong rookie season in the ECHL which earned him a roster spot with Hamilton.
Small in stature, but plays a solid all round game, can handle the physical game, skates well with good speed. He has solid offensive instincts and puck moving skills, needs to stay away from unneccessary penalties and learn not to pinch in at the wrong time.