Samat Daniyar @samat71 -
1. Samat is an ethnic Kazakh defenseman from Astana known for his two-way play. He is a cousin of Sayan Daniyar (@sayan_7117), who was previously featured.
2. Samat showed great promise as a teen in 2014-15, playing for the Barys Astana U-16 club and scoring 35 points in 22 games.
3. He represented his home country in several @IIHF WJC tourneys, capturing all 3 medals (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) in the D1A division.
4. Samat has since turned pro and always played for Kazakh teams, including @hcnomad_official and @hcsnezhnye_barsy.
5. This past season, he played in the @KHL for @barys_official, recording 6 points in 40 games.
Lastly, this card is quite unique; I’ve never seen a card cover three seasons (2016-19)!