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Born March 26, 1964 (1964-03-26) (age 45),
Fagersta, SWE
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Pro clubs Hartford Whalers (1984–1991)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–1995)
New York Rangers (1995–1999)
Detroit Red Wings (1999)
Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000)
Ntl. team  Sweden
NHL Draft 67th overall, 1982
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1981 – 2000

Ulf Samuelsson (born March 26, 1964, Fagersta, Västmanlands län, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player and currently an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes[1]. He played for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

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Biography

He specialized in heavy body checks and agitating opponents. His playing style also prompted his English nickname Robocop for the suit of armor like padding he wore and Tuffe Uffe ("Tough Ulf" in Swedish) in Sweden. He was loved among his fans and teammates for his sacrifising and tough playing style

Samuelsson had a history of being a dirty player.[2] Later in the 1991 playoffs, in the Wales Conference Finals, against the Boston Bruins, Samuelsson and Neely accidentally collided knee on knee. In addition, he ended the career of forward Pierre Mondou with a high stick to the eye while playing for Hartford in a game versus Montreal on March 9, 1985.[3],. The stick to the eye was an accident, but Samuelsson reputation caused many to believe that the hit was intentional. His agitating and aggressive play earned him the reputation of a "dirty" player.

Samuelsson is a resident of North Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.[4] Samuelsson's sons Philip [5] and Henrik as well as his daughter Victoria [6] are both aspiring hockey prospects.

His son, Philip Samuelsson, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in the 2nd round, 61st overall.

Playing career

Samuelsson was selected 67th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 with Ron Francis in a deal that helped them win Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He scored the 1991 Stanley Cup-winning goal in Game 6 of the Finals against the Minnesota North Stars, at 2:00 of the first period in what became an 8–0 blowout victory for Pittsburgh.

Samuelsson played 1,080 career NHL games, scoring 57 goals and 275 assists for 332 points. He accumulated 2,453 penalty minutes over the course of his career.

During the Nagano Olympics, he was ejected from the Swedish team when it was discovered that he had requested and received US citizenship. His Swedish citizenship was revoked and he wasn't allowed to play. In 2003, when Sweden permitted dual citizenships, Ulf got his Swedish citizenship back. The entire ordeal was listed as the seventy-second most important international story by the IIHF in their centennial celebrations in 2008.[7]

Transactions

Coaching career

Awards

Records

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Leksands IF SEL 31 3 1 4 40
1982–83 Leksands IF SEL 33 9 6 15 72
1983–84 Leksands IF SEL 36 5 11 16 53
1984–85 Hartford Whalers NHL 41 2 6 8 83
1984–85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 36 5 11 16 92
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 5 19 24 174 10 1 2 3 38
1986–87 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 2 31 33 162 5 0 1 1 41
1987–88 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 8 33 41 159 5 0 0 0 8
1988–89 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 9 26 35 181 4 0 2 2 4
1989–90 Hartford Whalers NHL 55 2 11 13 177 7 1 0 1 2
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 3 18 21 174
1990–91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 1 4 5 37 20 3 2 5 34
1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 1 14 15 206 21 0 2 2 39
1992–93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 3 26 29 249 12 1 5 6 24
1993–94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 5 24 29 199 6 0 1 1 18
1994–95 Leksands IF Stars SEL 2 0 0 0 8
1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 1 15 16 113 7 0 2 2 8
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 74 1 18 19 122 11 1 5 6 16
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 73 6 11 17 136 15 0 2 2 30
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 73 3 9 12 122
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 67 3 9 12 93
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 6 9 0 3 3 10
1999–00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 1 2 3 58
Elitserien totals 102 17 18 35 173
AHL totals 36 5 11 16 92
NHL totals 1080 57 275 332 2453 132 7 27 34 272

International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 1990 Sweden
  • Played for Team Sweden in the World Junior Championships 1982, -83 and -84.
  • Played for Team Sweden in the European Junior Championships 1982.
  • Played for Team Sweden in the World Championships 1985 and -90.
  • Played for Team Sweden in the Canada Cup 1991.
  • Played for Team Sweden in the Olympics 1998 (first part only).

International statistics

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1982 Sweden WJC 7 1 3 3 18
1982 Sweden EJC 5 2 1 3 10
1983 Sweden WJC 1 0 1 1 0
1984 Sweden WJC 7 1 4 5 18
1985 Sweden WC 9 1 2 3 22
1990 Sweden WC 7 2 0 2 18
1991 Sweden Canada Cup 3 0 0 0 4
1998 Sweden Olympics 3 0 1 1 4

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=499695
  2. ^ "Aftonbladet: Svenskens fula tackling knäckte "Bam-Bam Cam"" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 2006-05-30. http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/sport/story/0,2789,833526,00.html. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Legends of hockey: Pierre Mondou". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. 2001-2007. http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=13765. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ O'Donell, Chuck. "Ulf Samuelsson: the fearsome defender recalls the night the Penguins' bid for a third straight Stanley Cup title came to an end – The Game I'll Never Forget", Hockey Digest, May 2003. Accessed December 8, 2007. "Samuelsson has dabbled in broadcasting, calling the Salt Lake City Olympics for a television station in Sweden. But mostly, he enjoys hanging out in his home in the Arizona suburb of North Scottsdale, A.Z., with his family."
  5. ^ Gintonio, Jim. Samuelsson's son makes name for himself, Arizona Republic, April 12, 2009. Accessed April 30, 2009
  6. ^ Wolfe, Cory. WHL gets defensive, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, April 29, 2009. Accessed April 30, 2009.
  7. ^ "Reporter's scoop reveals that Samuelsson is not a Swede in Nagano-98". IIHF. 2008. http://www.iihf.com/iihf-home/the-iihf/100-year-anniversary/100-top-stories/story-72.html. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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