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Mikael Samuelsson

Mikael Samuelsson  #37

Right Wing
NUMBER: 37 BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Mariefred, Sweden
WEIGHT: 218 DRAFTED: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (145th overall)
Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose with Christian Gosselin for Adam Graves and future considerations, June 24, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner and Rico Fata for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003. Traded to Florida by Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Nathan Horton) and 2nd round compensatory choice (Stefan Meyer) in 2003 Entry Draft for Florida's 1st (Marc-Andre Fleury) and 3rd (Daniel Carcillo) round choices in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to jaw (November 21, 2003 vs. Washington) and hand (January 21, 2004 vs. Columbus) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), September 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden), October 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 3, 2009. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Marco Sturm for David Booth, Steve Reinprecht and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Cole Cassels) in 2013 Entry Draft, October 22, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 and 2013-14 due to recurring shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Djurgardens (Sweden-2), July 29, 2014.
Quote of the Day

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday