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2021 NHL Draft Profile: Mackie Samoskevich

“He’s got speed, he can drive transition and create zone entries. He’s very talented, great skill, great shot, great playmaker."
Mackie Samoskevich

BORN Nov. 15, 2002, Newtown, Conn.

2020-21 Chicago POS C

HT 5-11 WT 190 SHOOTS R

INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING SERVICES No. 23

The Steel were an absolutely dominant offensive machine this season, so perhaps it’s surprising that Samoskevich didn’t have more points, especially given what teammates such as fellow 2021 draft prospect Matt Coronato were doing. “I like his game,” said one scout. “You see flashes of high-end skill, but you don’t see the consistent driving of offense. He’s about a point a game, while Coronato is scorching the league.”

The advantage Samoskevich has over his teammate is his ceiling – this kid is still very much on the rise. “He’s got speed, he can drive transition and create zone entries,” said another scout. “He’s more of a dynamic player, but he hasn’t played consistently yet. One game you think he’s not a first-rounder, then another he’s top 15. He’s very talented, great skill, great shot, great playmaker. He just needs to find his game and play to it more often.”

Samoskevich is a University of Michigan commit, and he’ll be the third of his siblings to play in the NCAA: twin sister Maddy just finished her first year with Quinnipiac while older sister Melissa is a Bobcats graduate now playing in the NWHL with Connecticut.

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