Kjell Samuelsson

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This article is about the ice hockey player. For the footballer, see Kjell Samuelsson (footballer).
Kjell Samuelsson
Born (1958-10-18) October 18, 1958 (age 56)
Tingsryd, Sweden
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Tingsryds AIF
Leksands IF
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 119th overall, 1984
New York Rangers
Playing career 1976–1999

Kjell Samuelsson (born October 18, 1958) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is currently the Flyers Director of Player Development.

Playing career[edit]

Samuelsson was chosen 119th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 813 career NHL games, scoring 48 goals and 138 assists for 186 points, as well as compiling 1,225 penalty minutes. He won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992. He retired after playing one season with the Tampa Bay Lightning after the 1998–1999 NHL season. He was the last active NHL player to have been born in the 1950s. Samuelsson played the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Coaching career[edit]

Samuelsson was named an assistant coach of the Phantoms on October 23, 2006, after then-Phantoms coach Craig Berube was named the assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 22 1 2 3
1977–78 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 20 3 0 3 41
1978–79 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 24 3 4 7 67
1979–80 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 26 5 4 9 45
1980–81 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 35 6 7 13 61 2 0 1 1 14
1981–82 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 33 11 14 25 68 3 0 2 2 2
1982–83 Tingsryds AIF Swe-2 32 11 6 17 57
1983–84 Leksands IF SEL 36 6 6 12 59
1984–85 Leksands IF SEL 35 9 5 14 34
1985–86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 56 6 21 27 87 3 0 0 0 10
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 9 0 0 0 10 9 0 1 1 8
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 30 2 6 8 50
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 1 6 7 86 26 0 4 4 25
1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 6 24 30 184 7 2 5 7 23
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 3 14 17 140 19 1 3 4 24
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 5 17 22 91
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 9 19 28 82
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 4 9 13 76
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1 2 3 34 15 0 3 3 12
1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 6 9 106 12 0 3 3 2
1993–94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 59 5 8 13 118 6 0 0 0 26
1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 1 6 7 54 11 0 1 1 32
1995–96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 3 11 14 81 12 1 0 1 24
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 4 3 7 47 5 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 0 3 3 28 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 VEU Feldkirch EuroHL 2 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 1 4 5 38
NHL totals 813 48 138 186 1225 123 4 20 24 178
Swe-2 totals 192 40 37 77 339 5 0 3 3 16
SEL totals 71 15 11 26 93

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1991 Sweden EJC 10 2 2 4 12
1991 Sweden CC 6 1 0 1 16
Senior int'l totals 16 3 2 5 28

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