He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Junior career
Samis started out playing minor hockey in his hometown for the Edmonton Maple Leafs in 1943-1944. The next season he moved to Toronto to attend Saint Michael"s College and play for the Saint Michael"s Majors.
Along the way he played with future NHLers like Les Costello, Johnny McCormack, Jim Morrison, Gus Mortson, Tod Sloan and Jimmy Thomson.
He was coached by Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Primeau. He would spend the next two seasons with the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. Professional career
He turned professional in 1948 signing a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He was assigned to the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL. He was called up to the National Hockey League for the playoff run that spring. He was sent back to Pittsburgh at the start of the 1949 season.
He did not return to the National Hockey League until 1950 when he was called up for 2 games as an injury replacement.
After that he spent the rest of his career playing in the AHL for the Pittsburgh Hornets and the Cleveland Barons. He retired from hockey in 1953. He briefly came out of retirement and played 1 season for the Montreal Royals of the QMHL.
Wore Uniform # 2 for the Pittsburgh Hornets
Wore Uniform # 23 for the Toronto Maple Leafs.