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Philip Samuelsson | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 194
College: Boston College
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Philip Samuelsson has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
Samuelsson will earn the league minimum of $550,000 if he plays at the NHL level. He had 22 points and 66 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games in 2013-14. Jul 10 - 3:57 PM

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Philip Samuelsson was named the AHL player of the week last week.

The defenseman had a goal and five points with a plus-six rating in three games. "I feel like I'm seeing the ice better, and I'm making quicker decisions," Samuelsson said. "Anytime you're thinking fast, you're giving yourself the best chance to make better plays." He has 17 points in 38 AHL games this season and no points in five games with Pittsburgh.
Jan 26 - 9:38 AM

Philip Samuelsson will report to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Samuelsson has no points in five games with the Penguins. He also has six assists and 35 penalty minutes in 26 AHL matches.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 12:17:00 PM

After some rocky patches in his early professional career, Philip Samuelsson is finally getting his shot with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Samuelsson logged 15:43 minutes in his NHL debut on Monday. "Philip is a guy who has developed the most in our organization of any defenseman in the last three years," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's come a long way. He left BC and he's developed into a top shutdown defenseman, a top [penalty-killing] guy for Wilkes-Barre." His limited offensive upside means that he probably won't ever be a major factor in standard leagues, but he does average about a minute per game in the sin bin.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:57:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the minors.

The Penguins have been hit hard with injuries on the blueline as Kris Letang, Rob Scuderi, Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin are all out of action. Samuelsson was drafted in the second round of the 2009 Draft. This was his third season in the minors and he had six assists in 26 games at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has no fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:01:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Philip Samuelsson to an entry-level deal.

Pittsburgh claimed Samuelsson in the second round of the 2009 NHL entry draft. He had 16 points and 72 penalty minutes in 39 games with Boston College this season.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 01:13:00 PM

Philip Samuelsson is not at the Penguins prospects camp for the second year in a row.

Samuelsson, the son of former NHL blueliner Ulf, is in his native country of Sweden in the off-season and since he is playing college hockey at Boston College, he must pay for the travel on his own as per NCAA rules and it is not working out. He had a goal and 14 points in 42 games in his freshman season. He was drafted at the end of the second round in 2009, so the Penguins are high on his potential, especially since he went against the top lines in college hockey despite his tender age.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 09:42:00 AM

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