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Detroit, MI... Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Mikael Samuelsson on a two-year deal. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Samuelsson, 35, was originally a fifth-round selection (145th overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 1998 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The Mariefred, Sweden, native has appeared in 669 career games with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. His NHL career totals include 148 goals, 194 assists, 342 points and 364 PIM. In 99 career postseason games, Samuelsson has collected 58 points (22G-36A-58P) and 60 PIM. The 6-2, 218-lb. right winger skated last season with the Florida Panthers, posting 28 points (13G-15A-28P) in 48 games. He missed 25 games in 2011-12 due to injury.
Samuelsson previously spent four seasons in the Motor City from 2005-06 through 2008-09. He was a part of Detroit’s run to the 2008 Stanley Cup championship and its return trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2009. He has appeared in 278 regular season games for the Red Wings, notching 159 points (67G-92A-159P). Samuelsson has also donned the winged wheel in 69 career postseason games, collecting 35 points (13G-22A-35P).
Mikael Samuelsson, Right Wing
Born Dec 23 1976 -- Mariefred, Sweden
Height 6.02 -- Weight 218 -- Shoots L
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