Henrik Samuelsson

Keith Duggan

2017-02-01

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Henrik Samuelsson, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 208

Born: 1994-02-07

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Drafted: 2012 by Phoenix Coyotes, 27th overall

 

 

 

 

 


Observations:

February 2017- In need of a fresh start, Samuelsson has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers for fellow 2012 draft pick Mitch Moroz, and has been sent to Bakerfield of the AHL. The Oilers plan on using him as a center, the position Samuelsson played in the WHL for the Edmonton Oil Kings, while the Coyotes had him playing mostly right wing. With two goals and one assist in 20 games this season a fresh start was just what Samuelsson needed, once considered one of the Coyotes top prospects. While skill, hockey sense and competitiveness is still there in Samuelsson's game, skating is still an issue.  Keith Duggan

 

January 2017- Skating and injuries have derailed Samuelsson, once considered one of the Coyotes top prospects. He's missed a good chunk of this season with a "undisclosed injury", and when in the lineup hasn't been very effective putting up two goals and one assist in 20 games for the Tucson Roadrunners. Samuelsson is quickly falling down the depth chart and this being the last year on his entry-level contract, he could find himself trade bait or walk as a free agent this summer if the Coyotes decide not to give him a qualifying offer. Keith Duggan

 

June 2016- The 2015-16 season will not go down as one of Henrik Samuelsson best. He missed a large chunk of the season because of a ankle injury and when in the line-up still looked slowed by it. With just three goals and 12 points in 43 games for Springfield of the AHL, it looked to be almost a lost year of development. Samuelsson is quickly being passed by other Coyote prospect