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Philip Samuelsson

Philip Samuelsson  #55

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: July 26, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Leksand, Sweden
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: PIT / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (61st overall)    Prospect Bio


Home: 3GP 0G-0A-0PTS  E           Even Strength: 0G-0A-0PTS          Shorthanded: 0G-0A-0PTS

Road: 2GP 0G-0A-0PTS  -1             Power Play: 0G-0A-0PTS


* Finished even in 4 of 5 games w/PIT this season.

* Notched 3 hits and 2 BkS in 2nd NHL game @ NYR Dec. 18.

* Skated 15:43 minutes while finishing even in his NHL debut vs. TOR Dec. 16.

* Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) on Dec. 16.

* Has 6 assists and a +3 in 26 AHL games this year.

* Son of former Penguins D-man Ulf Samuelsson.

* The Samuelssons are the 5th father-son combo to play for the Penguins.

* His dad wore No. 5.

* Played 2 years of college hockey at Boston College, winning a national championship in 2010.

* Was teammates at Boston College with Brian Dumoulin and Brian Gibbons.


2012-13 SEASON:

* Established career highs across the board in GP (65), goals (2), assists (8), points (10) and plus/minus (+10).

* Had 2 assists in 15 playoff games.


Career Info:


PPG: 0

SHG: 0

Signed Letter of Intent to attend Boston College (Hockey East) in fall of 2009.
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