RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Philip Samuelsson on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Samuelsson $650,000 at the NHL level, or $160,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, in 2017-18.
Samuelsson, 25, scored three goals and earned 11 assists (14 points) in 25 games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) last season after being acquired by the Hurricanes from Montreal on Feb. 21. He finished the season with four goals and 15 assists (19 points) in a combined 65 AHL regular-season games with St. John's and Charlotte. Samuelsson (6'3", 210 lbs.) added a goal and an assist (2 pointsp) during Charlotte's five-game Calder Cup playoff series against Chicago.
Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 61st overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Samuelsson (6'3", 210 lbs.) has appeared in 13 career NHL games with the Penguins and Arizona Coyotes. The Leksand, Sweden, native has totaled 115 points (19g, 96a) and 280 penalty minutes in 369 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Portland, Springfield, St. John's and Charlotte.