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Sami Molu was born and raised in Toronto. He grew up and developed within the competitive GTHL AAA  system, from minor atom all the way up to midget level hockey. Sami has built an impressive resume over the years with his teams. Throughout his GTHL career, Molu has consistently shown high performance with his Mississauga & Toronto based teams, placing as semi-finalists, finalists of champions in the league year after year. However, the 2017-2018 season was one of the most exciting seasons, not only for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens minor midget team as a whole, but for Sami and his family. 

In the course of the 2017-18 season the Jr. Canadiens were named the 2018 OHL Cup Champions after taking an early lead, with a final score of 5-1. The opponents outshot the Jr. Canadiens 32-24 and Sami made 31 saves, winning the championship with a   6-0-1 tournament record and .937 SV%. Following the OHL Cup, Sami Molu was drafted in the 14th round, 277th overall, to the Barrie Colts in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection Draft. After spending 8 years in the GTHL system, Sami moved away from home to play in the GOJHL for the Lasalle Vipers Jr. B team. Upon moving to the next level, Molu showed that he can play in Jr., bringing his team to the playoffs with a strong .913 save percentage. Although the season was ultimately cancelled during the GOJHL Semi-Finals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Molu was named Rookie All Star and received Lasalle Vipers Team Pillar Award for community, school, and on-ice achievement. Nonetheless an unexpected end to last season and an unfortunate start to this one, Sami is maintaining a positive attitude and is eager to get things started back in his hometown earning a spot with the OJHL’s Toronto Jr. A Canadiens team, the JRC are one of the best teams in the league.

With very few games taking place during these times, Sami has been working with AHL & NHL players on screens and 2-on-1’s. He continues to work on his skating, but over the past couple seasons there have been significant improvements made. With increased confidence in his footwork, Sami’s agility has noticeably accelerated. Standing tall at 6’2”, Molu is able to effectively cover the net and play the crease comfortably. He maintains mental toughness and consistently performs, especially in high-stress situations. As a heads-up goalie, he is able to quickly scan the ice and read plays allowing him to anticipate his opponents next move and be in position to make saves look routine. Being an OHL Cup Champion goalie, Sami Molu naturally plays the position and continues to grow at a rapid rate. With his impressive on-ice milestones reached and high academic achievements, Sami hopes to commit to a D1 program to continue both his education and hockey career.

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