The Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Henrik Samuelsson, their first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract, the terms of which were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Samuelsson has posted 32 goals and 79 points in 67 games this season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. He currently ranks third on the team in goals and points.
The 19-year-old native of Scottsdale, Arizona finished the 2011-12 season with Edmonton, recording seven goals and 23 points in 28 games with the Oil Kings after recording two assists in 15 games with Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik (Swedish Elite League).
Samuelsson was originally drafted by the Coyotes with the 27th pick in 2012.
Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.
— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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