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Coyotes return Samuelsson to junior team

Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 3:04 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

The Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday returned 2012 first-round pick Henrik Samuelsson to his junior team, the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League.

Samuelsson, a right wing selected with the 27th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, had 33 goals and 80 points in 69 WHL games last season, and then had 11 goals and 19 points in 22 WHL playoff games.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round