The Edmonton Oilers have obtained left wing Sergei Samsonov from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny and a second round draft choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.Click here to view Samsonov's bio and career statistics
Samsonov, the 1998 Calder Trophy winner as the NHLs Rookie of the Year, has scored 18-19-37 with 22 penalty minutes with the Bruins this season and is two goals shy of his fifth 20-goal season. He has scored six powerplay goals and one game-winning goal.Listen to the full press conference with Kevin Lowe after the Samsonov trade was announced.
The 58", 194-pound native of Moscow, Russia is in his 8th NHL season since making his debut with Boston in 1997-98. Samsonov has twice scored 29 goals, netting a career-high 29-46-75 in 2000-01 and 29-41-70 in 2001-02. In 514 career NHL games with Boston, he has scored 164-212-376 with 103 penalty minutes.Related: Oilers acquire Dwayne Roloson Wednesday
The 27-year-old forward became only the second player in NHL history to win rookie of the year honours in a minor pro league and then win the Calder Trophy in consecutive seasons. Samsonov was named the International Hockey Leagues rookie of the year in 1996-97 when he scored 29-35-64 in 73 games for the Detroit Vipers and then won the Calder Trophy with Boston in 1998. (Roger Crozier was the AHLs rookie of the year in 1963-64 and won the Calder Trophy in 1964-65.) He was also named to the 1997-98 NHL All-Rookie Team.
A veteran of the CSKA Red Army team in Russia, Samsonov won a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and was a member of the Russian team at the 2004 World Cup. He also represented his country at the World Junior Championships in 1996 and 1997, winning a bronze medal in 1997.