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Ulf Samuelsson

Ulf Samuelsson  #5

Defenseman
NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDATE: March 26, 1964
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Fagerstad, Sweden
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: HFD / 1982 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 4th   (67th overall)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1982) Traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford with Ron Francis and Grant Jennings for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski, March 4, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by Pittsburgh with Luc Robitaille for Petr Nedved and Sergei Zubov, August 31, 1995. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Detroit's 2nd round choice (David Inman) in 1999 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (previously acquired, NY Rangers' selected Johan Asplund) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Traded to Atlanta by Detroit for future considerations, June 25, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 19, 1999. Officially announced his retirement, February 12, 2001.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday