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Mattias
Samuelsson

Another product of the U.S. National Development Team, this is one big blue-liner. Not particularly flashy, Samuelsson is an effective two-way player. Even though top-end speed is not his forte, his skating is good enough once he gets going to allow him to keep pace with play. His asset, not surprisingly, is his shut-down work.…

Date of Birth
March 14, 2000
Position
Defense
Height
6'4"
Draft Year
2018
Place of Birth
Voorhees, NJ  
Shoots
Left
Weight
227 lbs
Draft Result
2/32 (BUF)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Dec 22/21 Samuelsson Mattias 22996 – Devils vs. Sabres ROOKIE by Austin Broad View Report
Aug 1/18 Samuelsson Mattias D2879 – 2018 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jan 19/18 Samuelsson Mattias 19433 – USA U-18 vs. Cedar Rapids USHL by View Report
Sep 21/17 Samuelsson Mattias 18685 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by FCHockey Staff View Report
Mar 1/14 Samuelsson Mattias 12669 – Team Comcast vs. NJ Avalanche USPHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Buffalo Sabres nhl 5 0 0 0 0 6 2
2021-2022 Buffalo Sabres nhl 42 0 10 10 0.24 -10 16
2021-2022 Rochester Americans ahl 22 2 13 15 0.68 -11 16
2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres nhl 12 0 2 2 0.17 -8 4
2020-2021 Rochester Americans ahl 23 3 10 13 0.57 -8 12
2019-2020 Western Michigan Univ. ncaa 30 2 12 14 0.47 17 41
2018-2019 Western Michigan Univ. ncaa 35 5 7 12 0.34 3 37
2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors ushl 23 4 10 14 0.61 16 64
2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors ushl 30 5 5 10 0.33 0 26
2015-2016 Northwood School Huskies Prep ushs-prep 47 14 15 29 0.62
June 4, 2018
2018 NHL Scouting Combine results
August 23, 2017
Tkachuk headlines AAPG rosters
August 3, 2017
FC releases Prelim ranking for 2018 NHL Draft

Another product of the U.S. National Development Team, this is one big blue-liner. Not particularly flashy, Samuelsson is an effective two-way player. Even though top-end speed is not his forte, his skating is good enough once he gets going to allow him to keep pace with play. His asset, not surprisingly, is his shut-down work. Using his stick or his body, no matter how much traffic and commotion, he can alleviate pressure. Willing to sacrifice to keep pucks out of his net. But he’s not all defence. He possesses got hockey sense and vision, meaning he is able to make strong choices moving the puck or putting it on net. To go with his over-sized dimensions, the Voorhees, N.J., native is also a character presence. A leader for the U.S. squad for whom he collected 14 points and 64 penalty minutes in 23 appearances. In 2016-17, a season split between the U-17 and U-18 sides, Samuelsson managed 10 points in 30 outings. Plenty of upside on display here.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide