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Samuel Noreau
Samuel Noreau
Defenseman  - NYR
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 227
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 31, 1993  (Age 21)
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
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Drafted: NYR / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (136th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Split the season between the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) … Recorded six penalty minutes in five contests with the Wolf Pack … Made his AHL debut on December 26 at Bridgeport … Skated in 61 games with Greenville, registering one goal and nine assists for 10 points, along with 90 penalty minutes and a plus/16 rating … Ranked second on the team and first among team defensemen in plus/minus rating … Made his ECHL debut on October 18 at Gwinnett … Tallied his first career ECHL point with an assist on January 10 vs. Evansville … Notched his first career ECHL goal on April 4 at Gwinnett … Registered four assists, along with a plus-eight rating in 14 playoff games … Led the team in plus/minus rating, tied for second among team defensemen in assists, and tied for third among defensemen on the team in assists (four) in the playoffs … Made his ECHL playoff debut on April 18 at Kalamazoo … Registered his first career playoff point with an assist on April 26 vs. Kalamazoo.


2012-13: Established QMJHL career highs in goals (seven), assists (25), points (32), and plus-minus rating (plus-19) ... Ranked second among Baie-Comeau defensemen in goals, assists, and points ... Posted a career-best, four-game point streak, on two occasions – Nov. 9 at Rouyn-Noranda to Nov. 14 vs. Shawinigan (two goals, five assists over the span) and Jan. 11 vs. Rouyn-Noranda to Jan. 20 vs. Shawinigan (four assists over the span) ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (15), goals (two), assists (one) and points (three) ... Tallied his first career postseason goal on Apr. 8 at Victoriaville. 2011-12: Ranked third among defensemen in goals (five), fourth in points (17) and tied for fourth in assists (12), and ranked second on the team overall in penalty minutes (92) and fourth in plus/minus rating (plus-one) ... Made his QMJHL playoff debut on Mar. 23 at Victoriaville ... Ranked second on the team during the playoffs in penalty minutes (18). 2010-11: Established a career high in penalty minutes (141) ... Ranked second on the team and seventh in league in penalty minutes ... Recorded a career-high in penalty minutes for a single game (nine) on December 17 against Rimouski. 2009-10: Made his QMJHL debut on Nov. 8 vs. Victoriaville ... Registered his first career point with an assist on Jan. 29 at Shawinigan.

June 27, 2008 -- Selected by the Rangers in the fifth round, 136th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.