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Ulf Samuelsson | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (51) / 3/16/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson could be a hot name on the head-coaching market.
There are rumblings that he will interview with Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis; the two were former teammates. The Penguins could also look at Samuelsson. The former rugged NHL defenseman did a very good job with the New York blueliners in his first season under Alain Vigneault. Samuelsson was also an assistant with the Coyotes from 2006-11 and coached Modo of the Swedish Hockey League prior to joining the Rangers. Sat, Jun 14, 2014 07:32:00 PM

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The New York Rangers announced Ulf Samuelsson has joined Alain Vigneault's staff as an assistant coach.

Samuelsson comes to the Rangers after one season as head coach of Modo in the Swedish Elite League. Before that, Samuelsson was an assistant in Phoenix under Dave Tippett and Wayne Gretzky before him. Samuelsson's coaching career actually began as an assistant with the Rangers' AHL club in Hartford.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 11:16:00 AM

Coyotes hired Ulf Samuelsson as an assistant coach on Monday.

Coyotes general manager Mike Barnett said "only because of our need for a former defenseman on our staff have we elected to make this coaching change." Barnett said Phoenix signed Samuelsson to a multiyear contract to serve on head coach Wayne Gretzky's staff but did not disclose financial terms. "As a former teammate, I know firsthand how he played the game with intelligence and passion," Gretzky said of Samuelsson. "We look forward to him working with our young defensemen and helping them develop into better players." Who are we to argue with Gretzky.
Mon, Jun 5, 2006 10:04:00 PM

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