Sam Piazza 6
Sam  Piazza


Darien, Ill.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 196




Chicago Area Native Piazza Lives Dream at Blackhawks Prospect Camp

Chicago Area Native Piazza Lives Dream at Blackhawks Prospect Camp


Wolverines Ice Huskies for Record 17th Great Lakes Invitational Title

Ice Hockey Overcomes Early Deficit Against Tech to Claim GLI Title


Meet the Freshmen: Sam Piazza

Meet the Ice Hockey Freshmen: Sam Piazza


Junior (2016-17)
• Scored goal in season-opener vs. Union (10/7)
• Recorded a goal vs. Union (10/8)
• Netted game-winning goal at Ferris State (10/15)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Saw action in 16 games in 2015-16, notching six points (goal, 5 assists) and a plus-7 rating.
• Added assist against N. Michigan (12/29)
• Scored first career goal (ENG) against Michigan Tech, adding assist for career night (12/30)
• Named to GLI All-Tournament Team
• Recorded an assist vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship (3/19)

Freshman (2014-15)
• Appeared in 10 games, recording an assist and nine blocked shots
• Registered first career assist against AIC on 11/15
• Tallied two assists in exhibition vs. U.S. NTDP U-18 (10/5)

Junior Team
• Served as team captain for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in 2013-14
• Finished fifth among NAHL defensemen with 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 58 games, leading Wichita Falls to the NAHL Playoffs
• Started the 2012-13 season with the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL) before joining Wichita Falls in February 2013, recording three goals and six assists in 42 games combined

• Born January 27, 1994
• Son of Sue and Tom Piazza
• Enrolled in the College of Engineering
• Undeclared major
• Sister Cara plays hockey at the University of Minnesota
• Listed Steve Yzerman as his hockey hero because of his longtime tenure as Red Wings captain

Piazza's Career Highlights

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech (1g, 1a)
Multi-Point Games: 1 (2015-16 - 1)
Streak: To Come
First: 11/15/14 vs. AIC

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 1, last - 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech
Multi-Goal Games: To Come
Streak: To Come
Game Winners: To Come
First: 12/30/15 at Michigan Tech

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 1, last- 3/19/16 vs. Minnesota
Multi-Assist Games: To Come
Streak: To Come
First: 11/15/14 vs. AIC


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