ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed center Samuel Pahlsson to a two-year contract extension. Pahlsson is now under contract through the 2008-2009 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
"Samuel Pahlsson has established himself as one of the best two-way centers in this league," said Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. "We rely on him to kill penalties, win faceoffs and shut down opposing teams' top lines, and he does all those things well."
The 6-0, 205-pound Pahlsson played in all 82 games for the Ducks last season, scoring 11-10=21 points. His 11 goals were a career high and it marked the second consecutive season he played in all 82 games. His active games played streak stands at 195 and is the longest active streak on the club. Pahlsson has appeared in both Anaheim games this season, going scoreless.
In 16 playoff games last season, the 28-year-old (12/17/77), scored 2-3=5 points. Both of his goals were game-winners, tying for the club lead (Game 2 of CQF, April 23 at Calgary and Game 1 of CSF, May 5 vs. Colorado).
Pahlsson was acquired from Boston in exchange for Andrei Nazarov and Patrick Traverse on Nov. 18, 2000. He is 9th on the franchise's all-time games played (339) list, T-2nd in shorthanded goals (6) and 3rd in shorthanded points (6-4=10).