Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kjell Samuelsson
In a draft year that saw Mario Lemieux go number one, Kjell Samuelsson was taken by the New York Rangers 119th overall, although down the road Kjell would join Mario and the Penguins for a Stanley Cup championship in 1992.

Samuelsson played 39 games with the Rangers before being traded to the Philadelphia Flyers. The 1987-88 season saw Samuelsson reach career highs in assists, 24, and points, 30, and play in the NHL All-Star Game. After three more seasons with the Flyers, Samuelsson was sent to the Pittsburgh Penguins during their drive for a second straight Stanley Cup in the 1991-92 season. Samuelsson won his only Cup with the Penguins that season and played with the Pens for three more seasons.

When Samuelsson became a free agent in 1995 he went back to Philadelphia to play for the Flyers. He remained in Philly until 1999 and then spent one season with the Tampa Bay Lightning before retiring.

Samuelsson began his coaching career the next season as an assistant coach with the ECHL's Trenton Titans. He returned to Philadelphia in 2000 with the Flyers farm team the Phantoms as an assistant coach.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 22 1 2 3
1977-78 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 20 3 0 3 41
1978-79 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 24 3 4 7 67
1979-80 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 26 5 4 9 45
1980-81 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 35 6 7 13 61 2 0 1 1 14
1981-82 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 33 11 14 25 68 3 0 2 2 2
1982-83 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 32 11 6 17 57
1983-84 Leksands IF Sweden 36 6 6 12 59
1984-85 Leksands IF Sweden 35 9 5 14 34
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 9 0 0 0 10 -1 9 0 1 1 8
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 56 6 21 27 87 3 0 0 0 10
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 30 2 6 8 50 -2
1986-87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 1 6 7 86 -9 26 0 4 4 25
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 6 24 30 184 +28 7 2 5 7 23
1988-89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 69 3 14 17 140 +13 19 1 3 4 24
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 5 17 22 91 +20
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 9 19 28 82 +4
1990-91 Sweden EJC-A 10 2 2 4 12
1991-92 Sweden Can-Cup 6 1 0 1 16
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 54 4 9 13 76 +1
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1 2 3 34 0 15 0 3 3 12
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 3 6 9 106 +25 12 0 3 3 2
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 59 5 8 13 118 +18 6 0 0 0 26
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 1 6 7 54 +8 11 0 1 1 32
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 75 3 11 14 81 +20 12 1 0 1 24
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 34 4 3 7 47 +17 5 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 0 3 3 28 +9 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 -6
1999-00 Trenton Titans ECHL
NHL Totals 813 48 138 186 1225 123 4 20 24 178


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988) Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Patrik Juhlin) in 1989 Entry Draft for Bob Froese, December 18, 1986. Traded to Pittsburgh by Philadelphia with Rick Tocchet, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in 1993 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft, February 19, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 31, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, October 14, 1998.
Officially announced his retirement, April 18, 1999.