Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/17/05 at 06:33 PM ET
The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Mikael Samuelsson to a one-year contract. Terms of the contract were not available. Samuelsson, 28, is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward, capable of playing both right wing and centre. He was originally drafted by San Jose in the fifth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Samuellson has appeared in 188 NHL games, scoring 19 goals and 30 assists for 49 points and spent the majority of 2004-05 playing for Sodertalje of the Swedish Elite League where he scored 20 points in 29 games.update, Sunday 10:00am, According to this article in the Afton Bladet, the Samuelsson signing may be challenged by the Swedish Hockey Association. It appears Samuelsson played in a few games plus the transfer date had already expired. They plan to meet with the NHL to come to a conclusion.
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