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.