Samuel Dove-McFalls
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Samuel Dove-McFalls

Hometown:

Montreal Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-04-10

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th Round (98th Overall), 2015

Weight:

207 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Samuel Dove-McFalls spent the year in Germany, skating for the Berlin Eisbaren U16 team as a 14-year-old. He scored 22 goals with 22 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 24 games. 

2012-13: Dove-McFalls played for the Lac St. Louis Tigres Espoir in AA midget hockey in Quebec and was invited to play in the Quebec U16 Games. A team captain for the Tigres, he scored 15 goals with 26 assists and 26 penalty minutes in 28 games. Dove-McFalls was selected by Saint John in the third round (47th overall) in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft. 

2013-14:Dove-McFalls made the jump from midget AA hockey to major junior, skating in 52 games for the Saint John Sea Dogs in his first season. He scored 6 goals with 4 assists and was -6 with 52 penalty minutes. Saint John finished last in the Maritimes Division, missing the QMJHL playoffs. 

2014-15: Dove-McFalls returned to Saint John for his second season with the Sea Dogs. Skating in 66 of 68 regular season games, he scored 14 goals with 20 assists and was +12 with 73 penalty minutes. Saint John finished third in the Maritimes Division, falling to Baie-Comeau in a first-round playoff series. Dove-McFalls scored 1 goal and was -5 with 4 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was invited to the NHL Prospects Combine and was ranked 70th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings. Philadelphia selected Dove-McFalls in the fourth round (98th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16:  Dove-McFalls was limited to 29 regular season games with Saint John in his third season with the Sea Dogs, suffering a knee injury in October that kept him out of the lineup until late January. He scored 5 goals with 7 assists and was -4 with 41 penalty minutes. Saint John finished first in the Maritimes Division, defeating Acadie-Bathurst and Cape Breton to reach the playoff semifinals against Shawinigan. Dove-McFalls scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was -3 with 2 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Dove-McFalls is a two-way center who’s not expected to contribute offensively, although his numbers have improved each season in the QMJHL.

Future

Dove-McFalls returned to the St. John Sea Dogs for the 2015-16 season — missing much of the year after suffering a knee injury in October. A powerfully-build player who plays a hard two-way game, he projects to be a bottom-six forward in a checking role.

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