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Mikael Samuelsson

Born:Dec. 23, 1976Draft:1998 San Jose Sharks 145th Overall
Hometown:Mariefred, SwedenPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Stanley Cup Champion
Triple Gold Club
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Vancouver Canucks (Development Coach)

Karl Mikael Samuelsson (born 23 December 1976) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey right winger. After being selected 145th overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks, he moved to North America for the 2000–01 NHL season. Samuelsson spent short stints with the Sharks, New York RangersPittsburgh Penguins, and Florida Panthers before returning to Europe during the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

As NHL play resumed, Samuelsson signed with the Detroit Red Wings, where he enjoyed individual and team success, winning the Stanley Cup in 2008. After four seasons in Detroit, he signed with the Vancouver Canucks in July 2009. He enjoyed the two most successful individual seasons of his career with Vancouver, recording back-to-back 50-point campaigns in 2009–10 and 2010–11. In his third year with the club, he was traded to the Panthers for his second stint in Florida. At the end of the season, he re-signed with the Red Wings in July 2012.

Internationally, Samuelsson is a member of the Triple Gold Club. In addition to his Stanley Cup championship, he won gold medals with the Swedish national team at the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2006 World Championships.

Mikael Samuelsson during his days with the Vancouver Canucks. (THW Archives)

Mikael Samuelsson Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
June 24, 2001 Christian GosselinAdam Graves
Feb. 10, 2003Joel Bouchard
Rico Fata
Richard Lintner
Alexei Kovalev
Janne Laukkanen
Mike Wilson
Dan LaCouture
June 21, 2003First-Round Pick 2003
(Nathan Horton)
Second-Round Pick 2003
(Stefan Meyer)
First-Round Pick 2003
(Marc-Andre Fleury)
Third-Round Pick 2003
(Daniel Carcillo)
Oct. 22, 2011Marco SturmThird-Round Pick 2013 (Cole Cassels)
Steven Reinprecht
David Booth

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Staff History


  • Olympic Gold Medal (2006)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2006)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (2008)
  • Triple Gold Club (2008)