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Florida Panthers Acquire LW Sergei Samsonov From Carolina Hurricanes In Exchange For D Bryan Allen

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired LW Sergei Samsonov from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Bryan Allen.

 
“Sergei is an experienced forward who we are pleased to have acquired,” said Tallon. “He is a hard-working, skilled winger who brings goal-scoring ability and veteran leadership to our club.”
 
Samsonov, 32, has played in 868 career National Hockey League games with Boston (1997-2006), Edmonton (2005-06), Montreal (2006-07), Chicago (2007-08) and Carolina (2007-2011) recording 232 goals, 325 assists and 207 PIM. The Moscow, Russia native has recorded at least 40 points eight times in his 13-year playing career. Samsonov has played in 76 post season games with Boston, Edmonton and Carolina scoring 18 goals with 29 assists, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals with the Oilers during the 2005-06 campaign.
 
Samsonov was drafted by Boston with their second choice (8th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
 
Sergei Samsonov’s Career Statistics:
                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1996-97  Detroit Vipers              IHL    73   29   35   64   18  19   8   4  12  12
1997-98  Boston Bruins               NHL    81   22   25   47    8   6   2   5   7   0
1998-99  Boston Bruins               NHL    79   25   26   51   18  11   3   1   4   0
1999-00  Boston Bruins               NHL    77   19   26   45    4  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Boston Bruins               NHL    82   29   46   75   18  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Boston Bruins               NHL    74   29   41   70   27   6   2   2   4   0
2002-03  Boston Bruins               NHL     8    5    6   11    2   5   0   2   2   0
2003-04  Boston Bruins               NHL    58   17   23   40    4   7   2   5   7   0
2004-05  Moscow Dynamo               Russi   3    1    0    1    0   3   1   2   3   0
2005-06  Boston Bruins               NHL    55   18   19   37   22  --  --  --  --  --
2005-06  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    19    5   11   16    6  24   4  11  15  14
2006-07  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    63    9   17   26   10  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    23    0    4    4    6  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Rockford IceHogs            AHL     2    1    0    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    38   14   18   32   10  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    81   16   32   48   28  17   5   3   8   6
2009-10  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    72   14   15   29   32  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Carolina Hurricanes         NHL    58   10   16   26   12
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         NHL Totals                        868  232  325  557  207  76  18  29  47  20
 
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