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Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Mr. Mongo
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born December 23 1976 (1976-12-23) (age 33),
Mariefred, Sweden
NHL Draft 145th overall, 1998
San Jose Sharks
Pro Career 1996 – present


Mikael Samuelsson (born December 23, 1976 in Mariefred, Södermanland County) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is a member of the exclusive Triple Gold Club, having won the Stanley Cup, Olympics, and World Championship.

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Playing career

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San Jose Sharks

Samuelsson was drafted in the 5th round, 145th overall, by the San Jose Sharks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He was with the Sharks in 2000–01, played in four games and did not register any points.

New York Rangers

The following season he signed with the New York Rangers. Over the two seasons that he played for New York, he scored 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points as a Ranger. During the 2002–03 season he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Samuelsson would go on to score 2 goals in 22 games. Looking to move up in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft the Pens traded him, along with their 1st and 2nd round picks, to the Florida Panthers. In return, the Pittsburgh Penguins would receive the first overall pick, which would be used to draft goaltender Marc-André Fleury. Pittsburgh also received Florida's third round pick, which was used to draft Daniel Carcillo.

Florida Panthers

Samuelsson was traded to the Panthers on June 21, 2003, the day of the NHL draft. The Florida Panthers also received Pittsburgh's first and second round picks, which were used to draft Nathan Horton and Stefan Meyer respectively. Samuelsson spent most of his time with the Panthers on the injured reserve list. On November 22, 2003, Samuelsson would fracture his jaw after being hit by Branislav Mezei's stick. He would not return until January 22, 2004, missing 22 games. Twelve days later, on January 23, 2004, Samuelsson would fracture his hand. He would miss another 21 games before returning on March 9, 2004. After scoring 9 points in 37 games, Samuelsson did not receive a qualifying offer from the Florida Panthers, therefore making him an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his professional career.

NHL Lockout

During the NHL lockout, Samuelsson played in Europe, splitting his time between Genève-Servette HC of the Swiss Nationalliga A and Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elitserien.

Detroit Red Wings

In the summer of 2005 Samuelsson was contacted by Håkan Andersson of the Detroit Red Wings. Andersson was aware Samuelsson did not have a contract, recommended him to the team, and Samuelsson subseqently signed a one-year contract with Detroit. During his first season with the Red Wings, Samuelsson recorded career NHL highs in games played, goals, assists, and points. In March 2006, Samuelsson signed a three-year contract extension with the Red Wings.

Samuelsson was an important piece of the Red Wings team during their 2008 championship run; he scored the first two goals of Game 1 of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals. He soon raised the Stanley Cup after the Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. The victory made Samuelsson a member of the exclusive Triple Gold Club, along with teammates and fellow Swedes Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall.

Vancouver Canucks

In the summer of 2009, Samuelsson signed a three year deal with the Vancouver Canucks worth $2.5 million a year.

International play

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Olympics
Gold 2006 Turin
World Championship
Gold 2006 Latvia


Played for Sweden in:

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Södertälje SK SEL 29 4 2 6 10
1997–98 Södertälje SK SEL 31 8 8 16 47
1998–99 Frölunda HC SEL 27 0 5 5 10
1998–99 Södertälje SK Swe-2 18 13 10 23 26
1999–00 Brynäs IF SEL 40 4 3 7 76
2000–01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 66 32 46 78 58 3 1 0 1 0
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 8 3 6 9 12
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 67 6 10 16 23
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 58 8 14 22 32
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 22 2 0 2 8
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 37 3 6 9 35
2004–05 Genève-Servette HC Swiss-A 12 2 4 6 14
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 29 7 13 20 45 10 3 3 6 24
2005–06 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss-A 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 23 22 45 42 6 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 14 20 34 28 18 3 8 11 14
2007–08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 11 29 40 26 22 5 8 13 8
2008–09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 19 21 40 50 23 5 5 10 6
NHL totals 466 86 122 208 244 69 13 22 35 34

International

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WC 9 1 4 5 4
2006 Sweden Oly 8 1 3 4 2
2006 Sweden WC 8 4 5 9 4

External links

  • Mikael Samuelsson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Mikael Samuelsson - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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