Coyotes sign first-round pick Samuelsson
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Coyotes signed forward Henrik Samuelsson, their first-round draft pick last year, to a three-year entry-level contract on Monday. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced the signing but didn’t disclose financial details.
The 19-year-old Samuelsson is from Scottsdale and is the son of former NHL defenseman and ex-Coyotes assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson.
The younger Samuelsson has been playing for the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings and has 32 goals and 47 assists in 67 games this season. He currently ranks third on the team in goals and points.
Samuelson also played for the Oil Kings and Modo of the Swedish Elite League in 2011 and was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft.