2013-14 Stats: 57 GP, 36 G, 55 A with the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).
What They're Saying: John Vogl from The Buffalo News details the pull-up story:
Bennett infamously failed to do even one overhand pull-up at the NHL Scouting Combine. Questions arose about the 18-year-old’s strength level and put doubt in the minds of folks who pegged him as ready for the pros.
ETA: Sam Bennett's NHL arrival is 2015-16. He could probably play in the league this fall, but chances are he waits a season. His wide range of skills and offensive ability are outstanding, but the Calgary Flames can afford to be patient with him. Bennett was mentioned in a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce given by Calgary Flames executive Brian Burke. Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald picks up the story:
A Doug Gilmour-type centre, who scores, puts up big numbers, has leadership skills. And this kid is a mean little (cuss). They’re making fun of him because he couldn’t do any pull-ups at the combine last week. I don’t give a (hoot) if he can do pull-ups.