Sam Henley

by Hayden Soboleski on December 2, 2016

Sam Henley, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-04

Weight: 209

Born: 1993-07-25

Hometown: Val d'Or, Quebec, Canada

Drafted: Undrafted

 

 

 

Observations:

Henley scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game upon being called up by the Avs. This call-up does not come on the coat-tails of AHL scoring, but rather to serve as a gritty presence in the mix of a floundering team. His stay may not be long if scoring woes continue and he proves to be a worse candidate to help than other viable AHLers, but he is certainly making the most of his time so far. Hayden Soboleski
 
Henley is entering his third AHL season with the offensive bar set low - 15 points scored in 74 contests in 2015-16. His only notable totals came several years ago as an over-ager in the QMJHL, so he certainly shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar. When asked about the surprising choice of Henley as a call-up, coach Bednar cited his hard work and "providing what we're looking for", which is the case of the punchless Avs is effort. While this may earn him favorable status in the organization short-term, don't expect more thn the occasional call-up. That being said, the Avs have put call-ups in the top-six before and have put most lines through the blender, so he could see decent linemates if he hangs around awhile.

 

Fantasy Outlook: D

Will remain a call-up option, but hasn't shown any historic reason to believe he'll become a mainstay.

 

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