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Kjell Samuelsson

Kjell Samuelsson  #26

Defenseman
NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: October 18, 1958
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Tyngsryd, Sweden
WEIGHT: 235 DRAFTED: NYR / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (119th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988) Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Patrik Juhlin) in 1989 Entry Draft for Bob Froese, December 18, 1986. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Rick Tocchet, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in 1993 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft, February 19, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 31, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 14, 1998. Officially announced his retirement, April 18, 1999.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential