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Canucks sign Mikael Samuelsson

Friday, 03.07.2009 / 12:04 PM / News
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Canucks sign Mikael Samuelsson
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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed right winger Mikael Samuelsson to a three-year deal. In keeping with club policy terms were not disclosed.

Samuelsson, 32, recorded 40 points (19-21-40) in 81 games last season and 10 points (5-5-10) in 23 playoff games with Detroit through to the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. In 466 career NHL games Samuelsson has 208 points (86-122-208) and 244 penalty minutes. The Mariefred, Sweden native was a member of the 2007.08 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings team and has produced a career total of 35 points (13-22-35) in 69 postseason games.

Samuelsson was a member of Team Sweden, winning gold at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy in 2006, where he recorded four points (1-3-4) in eight games.

The 6’1”, 205-lbs winger was drafted by San Jose 145th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

DET - Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Red Wings   71 23 22 45 27 42 7 0 3 187 12.3
2006-2007 Red Wings   53 14 20 34 1 28 6 0 2 189 7.4
2007-2008 Red Wings   73 11 29 40 21 26 3 0 1 249 4.4
2008-2009 Red Wings   81 19 21 40 0 50 7 0 1 257 7.4
Team Totals:   278 67 92 159  49 146  23  0  7  882  7.6
DET - Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2005-2006 Red Wings   6 0 1 1 -1 6 0 0 0 16 0.0
2006-2007 Red Wings   18 3 8 11 2 14 1 0 1 45 6.7
2007-2008 Red Wings   22 5 8 13 8 8 0 0 1 79 6.3
2008-2009 Red Wings   23 5 5 10 7 6 0 0 2 79 6.3
Team Totals:   69 13 22 35  16 34  1  0  4  219  5.9