La Salle College ice hockey standout, NCAA national champion signs with NHL’s Arizona Coyotes

Sam Lipkin, a former member of the La Salle College High School boys’ ice hockey team, has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

“We are pleased to sign Sam Lipkin and have him join our organization,” Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong said. “Sam is a big, skilled, two-way forward who had a very successful college career. We look forward to continuing to watch his development.”

In 2019, Lipkin helped the Explorers win both the Flyers Cup and the AAA state championship, racking up 60 points in 25 games as a sophomore. He has also won a bronze medal for Team USA at the World Junior Championships.

After graduating from LSCHS, Lipkin played for the Chicago Steel in the USHL and won the Clark Cup in the 2020-2021 season.

Lipkin was also a member of Quinnipiac Men’s Ice Hockey and won an NCAA National Championship in April 2023. The 6’2″ forward was named the ECAC’s rookie of the year and ranks second on the Bobcats in scoring with 41 points, which ranks him 19th nationally.

He recorded 15-20-35 and 37 penalty minutes (PIM) in 39 games in 2023-24. He also scored four power-play goals, had two short-handed goals and tallied 11 multi-point games. 

“Sam was a crucial member of the 2019 State Championship Team,” LSCHS said in a Facebook post. “The entire La Salle community wishes Sam all the best and continued success in his professional career.”

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