Travis Sanheim
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Travis Sanheim

Hometown:

Elkhorn Manitoba

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-03-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

1st round (17th overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2010-11: Travis Sanheim played for the Elkhorn bantam AA team in Manitoba. He was selected by Calgary in the ninth round (177th overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Sanheim skated with his twin brother Taylor, a forward, on the Yellowhead Chiefs midget major team in Manitoba. He scored 15 goals with 24 assists and 14 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games and had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in two playoff games.

2012-13: Sanheim made his junior hockey debut — joining the MJHL’s Winkler Flyers following his second season with the Yellowhead Chiefs — and played for Canada Western in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in six games for Winkler. Sanheim once again led Yellowhead’s defensemen in scoring; scoring 12 goals with 23 assists and 44 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games.He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games. Sanheim had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in five games for Canada Western.

2013-14: Sanheim played in 67 of 72 regular season games as part of a talented defense corps for the Calgary Hitmen in his first season WHL season and played for Canada in the 2014 U18 World Juniors. He scored 5 goals with 24 assists and was plus-25 with 14 penalty minutes in the regular season.  The Hitmen finished first in the Central Division but lost to Kootenay in a six-game first-round playoff series. Sanheim scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was plus-5 with 6 penalty minutes in six playoff games. In seven games at the U18 WJC he had 6 assists and was plus-5 with no penalties. Canada won a bronze medal, defeating Sweden 3-1. Sanheim was ranked 167th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings and moved up to 53rd in the final rankings before being selected by Philadelphia in the first round (17th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Sanheim’s stock has been rising for the past year. After getting drafted, his offensive output doubled in the WHL. He saw increased ice time during the second half of his first major junior season and his stock increased among scouts after skating for Canada in the 2014 U18 World Junior Championships. Sanheim has a tall frame with room to add weight, and is a dynamic, talented player.

Future

In his second season in the WHL, Sanheim scored a career-high 65 points, where he served as an assistant captain. Sanheim is one of Philadelphia’s most talented defensive prospects. He brings offense as well, and projects to be a top-pairing defensemen.

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Joe Hicketts and Travis Sanheim, Canada

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Travis Sanheim - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim is having another good offensive season with the Calgary Hitmen, posting eight goals and 31 points in 24 games in the 2015-16 WHL campaign (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada earned a hard-fought win over a pesky squad from Switzerland that was desperate to earn a win after having dropped their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Many questions to answer for defending champion Canada

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Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point will captain Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The team representing Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (WJC) will arrive as the defending champions. The current group will also be pegged as a pre-tournament favorite. However, the group looks to be in tough to repeat as gold medalists. Read more»

Junior-league Philadelphia Flyers prospects are future of blueline

by Jashvina Shah
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Photo: Radel Fazleev is showing the potential the Flyers saw when they selected him in the 2014 NHL draft.  (Courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Photo: Radel Fazleev is showing the potential the Flyers saw when they selected him 168th overall in the 2014 NHL draft. (Courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

While the Philadelphia Flyers don’t have many prospects playing at the junior level, they have some of their top prospects skating in the CHL. Headlining the group is defenseman Ivan Provorov, the team’s best defensive prospect. Read more»

Top 50 NHL Prospects: Winnipeg Jets’ trio among the prospects ranked 21-30 in the Fall edition

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Travis Sanheim - Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim was returned to the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL for the 2015-16 season, where he has posted five goals and 17 points in 14 games to date (courtesy of Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

The Winnipeg Jets under current GM Kevin Cheveldayoff have assembled an impressive group of prospects, and the appearance of three of those young prospects in the 21-30 grouping of the Hockey’s Future ranking of the Top 50 NHL prospects is further evidence of young talent that has or will arrive in the near future. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Pair of Flyers prospects back to junior, QMJHL playmakers collide, and opening weekend in the USHL

by David Hahn
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Andrew Mangiapane - Barrie Colts; Travis Konecny - Ottawa 67's - Prospect Impressions, 9/25/15

Photo: Barrie Colts forward and Calgary Flames prospect Andrew Mangiapane goes head-to-head with Ottawa 67’s forward and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Konecny on opening weekend in the OHL (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Prospect Faceoff returns to Hockey’s Future with a pair of recently re-assigned Philadelphia Flyers prospects kicking off their junior season in style. In Ottawa, Travis Konecny goes one-on-one against one of 2015’s breakout stars in Andrew Mangiapane. Another Flyers prospect recently returned to his junior team, Travis Sanheim, goes against a steady performer in Luke Philp. The QMJHL is already underway, and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Dmytro Timashov’s playmaking abilities will be tested against Nicolas Meloche. Finally, the USHL kicks off their regular season this weekend and two late-round European prospects should see a lot of each other in a prime weekend venue. Read more»

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