MATTIAS SAMUELSSON
North American Skater - WESTERN MICHIGAN, NCHC
Final Rank:21Midterm Rank:17
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:218
Born:March 14, 2000Hometown:Voorhees, N.J.
Born in:Philadelphia, PA, USA
Drafted: 2018: BUF (2nd Round / 32nd Overall) 

• Samuelsson, a defenseman, collected 11-20—31 with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2017-18 (58 GP), including 4-10—14 in 23 USHL games.

• Internationally, Samuelsson captained Team USA to a silver medal at the 2018 Under-18 World Championship where he was recognized as one of the Top 3 Players on his team.

• His father, Kjell Samuelsson, is a Stanley Cup champion (1992 w/ PIT) who patrolled the blueline for 813 career NHL games with the Rangers, Flyers, Penguins and Lightning.

• He has committed to Western Michigan University for the 2018-19 season.

• Models his style of play after Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2017-2018USA U-18NTDP5091928107
2017-2018TEAM USAUSHL234101464
2017-2018USA (2018 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71126
2017-2018USA U18 (5-Nations Tournament in Hameenlinna 2017)ITLTOUR42028
2016-2017USA U-17NTDP37681438
2016-2017TEAM USAUSHL30551026
2016-2017USA U-18NTDP100226
2016-2017USA U17 (5-Nations Tournament in Brno 2017)ITLTOUR41342
2016-2017USA U17 (4-nations tournament in Monthey 2016)ITLTOUR301114