Sam Bennett Florida Panthers logo

Age 25 Jun 20, 1996
Holland Landing CAN
Center shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
195 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2022
Agent Darren Ferris
Draft Year 2014
Drafted Overall 4
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Calgary Flames logo

Transaction History
May 11, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched an assist, five shots on goal and six hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Capitals in Game 5.
Apr 29, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (rest) will not play Friday in Montreal.
Apr 28, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal and added an assist Thursday in a 4-0 win over Ottawa.
Apr 15, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched an assist, seven shots on goal, two hits and a plus-4 rating in Friday's 6-1 win over the Jets.
Mar 29, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett had a goal, two assists and five shots in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Canadiens.
Mar 27, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Mar 17, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on two shots, added two hits, blocked two shots and went minus-2 in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Mar 6, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett put up a goal and a power-play assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Red Wings.
Jan 29, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored the winner in overtime Saturday in a 5-4 comeback win over the Sharks.
Jan 27, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett had a pair of goals in a 4-1 win over the Golden Knights on Thursday.
Jan 23, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (lower body) is on the ice for warmups Sunday and is expected to play against Seattle, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Jan 23, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Coach Andrew Brunette said Bennett (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest in Seattle.
Jan 21, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not play Friday against the Canucks.
Jan 18, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
Jan 14, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett netted three goals, an assist, and four hits in a 7-1 win over the Stars on Friday..
Jan 10, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett completed his three-game suspension Monday for an illegal hit on Cedric Paquette's head, per George Richards of Panthers Press Box.
Jan 2, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett received a three-game suspension Sunday for an illegal check to the head against Montreal's Cedric Paquette.
Jan 2, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett has a hearing with the (NHL) on Sunday to discuss his hit to Cedric Paquette's head Saturday.
Jan 1, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored two goals on a game-high 10 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Jan 1, 2022 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (illness) is on track to play Saturday versus the Canadiens, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Dec 30, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett didn't play Thursday versus the Lightning due to an illness, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Dec 30, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) will not be available Thursday against the Lightning, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Dec 27, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett cleared COVID-19 protocols and rejoined the Panthers at practice Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Dec 15, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett was added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Wednesday.
Dec 10, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.
Nov 24, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett recorded a power-play goal, an assist and six shots in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia.
Nov 9, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) scored a goal on four shots and had two PIM in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Devils. He also had two hits.
Nov 9, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) is set to return Tuesday versus the Devils, Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Nov 9, 2021 Activated Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's clash with the Devils. Per the (NHL) media site, Bennett has been activated off injured reserve.
Nov 8, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) is considered day-to-day but won't play in Monday's clash with the Rangers, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nov 6, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) remains on injured reserve and won't play Saturday against Carolina, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Nov 5, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Nov 3, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Despite earlier reports, Bennett (upper body) is not expected to be in the lineup against the Capitals on Thursday.
Nov 1, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) is still day-to-day but could be ready to play against Washington on Thursday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Oct 30, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) won't play Saturday versus Boston.
Oct 25, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett registered two assists and four shots in Monday's 5-3 win over Arizona.
Oct 21, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett struck for a power-play goal on four shots and had two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over Colorado. He also had two hits.
Oct 16, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched a hat trick Saturday in a 5-1 win over the Islanders. One goal stood as the game winner.
Oct 11, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (COVID-19 protocols) cleared the league's protocols and returned to practice Monday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Oct 9, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett is in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol and will not play Saturday's preseason finale against Tampa Bay.
Jul 26, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett secured a four-year, $17.7 million contract from the Panthers on Monday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
May 24, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched an assist, five shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Lightning in Game 5.
May 20, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett provided a goal and three hits in Thursday's 6-5 win over Tampa Bay in Game 3.
May 17, 2021 Suspended Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett has been suspended for Game 2 of the Panthers' first-round series against the Lightning.
May 17, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for boarding Blake Coleman on Sunday.
May 16, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) produced a pair of assists, four shots on goal, four PIM, three hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
May 14, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) deemed himself ready to play in Sunday's Game 1 versus Tampa Bay on Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
May 10, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) will miss Monday's season finale against the Lightning, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.
May 8, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.
May 6, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (upper body) is expected to be ready to return Saturday versus Tampa Bay, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
May 3, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett is dealing with an upper-body issue that will sideline him versus Dallas on Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
May 1, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett posted two assists, four shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.
Apr 29, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on eight shots, doled out six hits and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Apr 27, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett registered three assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators.
Apr 26, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on five shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to Nashville.
Apr 20, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennet scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Apr 17, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett registered two assists and five hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. He was also plus-3 with one hit.
Apr 17, 2021 Florida Panthers | Sam Bennett | Bennett (not injury related) will make his Panthers debut in Saturday's game against the Lightning.
Apr 10, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett notched a pair of assists and a team-high six hits in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Oilers.
Apr 5, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Apr 4, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett registered an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Apr 2, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett produced an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Mar 27, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Jets.
Mar 11, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) recorded two assists in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.
Mar 11, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's game versus Montreal, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Mar 9, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett didn't practice Tuesday and is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Feb 22, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on two shots and added four hits with two PIM in Monday's 3-0 win over Toronto.
Feb 13, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett scored a goal on three shots, doled out two hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Canucks.
Feb 6, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett tallied a goal on three shots, doled out three hits and blocked two shots in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Oilers.
Feb 4, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett is likely to be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game versus the Jets, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett registered an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Jan 10, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) practiced with the Flames on Sunday, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Jan 9, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) has been deemed unfit to participate in Saturday's practice.
Jan 7, 2021 Calgary Flames | Sam Bennett | Bennett (undisclosed) was held out of Thursday's intra-squad scrimmage for precautionary reasons.
Dec 17, 2019 Activated Calgary Flames | activated C Sam Bennett from injured reserve.
Jul 24, 2019 Calgary Flames | re-signed C Sam Bennett to a two-year, $5.1 million contract.
Sep 6, 2017 Calgary Flames | signed C Sam Bennett to a two-year, $3.9 million contract.
Apr 3, 2015 Recalled Calgary Flames | recalled C Sam Bennett from Kingston (OHL).
Feb 21, 2015 Assigned Calgary Flames | assigned C Sam Bennett to Kingston (OHL).
Oct 7, 2014 Injured Calgary Flames | placed C Sam Bennett on IR.
Jul 25, 2014 Calgary Flames | signed LW Sam Bennett to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Sam Bennett
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Florida Panthers Florida Panthers logo 71 28 21 49 27 74 931 60.20 56.80 -0.30 56.60 -0.30 1.22 2.06
Sam Bennett Stats by Elite Prospects Sam Bennett Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2008-2009 York Simcoe Peewee QC Int PW 7 6 7 13 0
2011-2012 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA GTHL U16 37 33 36 69 34
2011-2012 Toronto Marlboros U16 AAA OHL Cup 7 3 8 11 10
2012-2013 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 60 18 22 40 87 Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0
2012-2013 Canada Ontario U17 WHC-17 5 3 3 6 10
2012-2013 Canada U18 WJC-18 7 3 4 7 4
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 57 36 55 91 118 Playoffs 7 5 4 9 0
Draft Yr 2013-2014 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 1 4 6
Draft Yr 2013-2014 OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 1 1 0
2014-2015 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 11 11 13 24 14 Playoffs 4 0 3 3 0
2014-2015 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 1 1 0 15 33.33 64.15 2.15 58.14 5.43 0.00 4.12 Playoffs 11 3 1 4 0
2015-2016 Calgary Flames NHL 77 18 18 36 37 970 50.00 50.85 1.75 48.36 0.77 0.87 1.67
2016-2017 Calgary Flames NHL 81 13 13 26 75 989 38.03 46.10 -2.57 48.62 -2.58 0.49 1.21 Playoffs 4 2 0 2 0
2017-2018 Calgary Flames NHL 82 11 15 26 59 982 40.85 52.41 -0.64 52.10 -1.36 0.61 1.40
2018-2019 Calgary Flames NHL 71 13 14 27 93 806 47.89 53.93 0.93 53.52 -0.14 0.67 1.56 Playoffs 5 1 4 5 0
2019-2020 Calgary Flames NHL 52 8 4 12 36 584 48.60 51.50 1.20 50.00 -1.20 0.82 1.13 Playoffs 10 5 3 8 0
2020-2021 Calgary Flames NHL 38 4 8 12 19 445 34.80 49.80 -3.10 52.20 -0.60 0.54 1.62
2020-2021 Florida Panthers NHL 10 6 9 15 33 124 90.90 67.30 11.20 64.60 6.10 1.94 5.82 Playoffs 5 1 4 5 0
2021-2022 Florida Panthers NHL 71 28 21 49 74 931 60.20 56.80 -0.30 56.60 -0.30 1.22 2.06 Playoffs 8 1 2 3 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date July 26, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Darren Ferris
Standard Contract | 4 Years $17,700,000 5.43% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $4,425,000 $4,425,000 $4,425,000 $4,425,000
UFA
AAV $4,425,000 $4,425,000 $4,425,000 $4,425,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,925,000 $3,425,000 $6,350,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,925,000 $3,425,000 $6,350,000 $5,000,000
Minors Salary $2,925,000 $3,425,000 $6,350,000 $5,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date July 24, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Darren Ferris
Standard Contract | 2 Years $5,100,000 3.13% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $2,550,000 $2,550,000
RFA
AAV $2,550,000 $2,550,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,550,000 $2,550,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,550,000 $2,550,000
Minors Salary $2,550,000 $2,550,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date September 6, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Darren Ferris
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,900,000 2.60% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $1,950,000 $1,950,000
RFA
AAV $1,950,000 $1,950,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,950,000 $1,950,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,950,000 $1,950,000
Minors Salary $1,950,000 $1,950,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Calgary Flames logo
Signing Date July 26, 2014
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $9,675,000 1.34% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $3,225,000 $3,225,000 $3,225,000
Performance Bonuses $2,300,000 $2,300,000 $2,300,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year