|Assets:||Excels in a shutdown role. Owns a projectable frame and good defensive instincts. Has good pedigree as the son of former NHL defender Ulf Samuelsson.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have much offensive upside, so his future lies as a defensive defenseman at the highest level. Also, he doesn't have as much of a nasty streak as his father did.|
|Career Potential:||Stay-at-home defenseman with some upside.|
|9/29/2014||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|7/10/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year two-way contract.|
|6/30/2014||Pittsburgh Penguins tendered a qualifying offer.|
|12/24/2013||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|12/16/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/22/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/07/2012||Re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/02/2012||Re-assigned to Wheeling (ECHL).|
|3/19/2012||Re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/14/2012||Re-assigned to Wheeling (ECHL).|
|3/01/2012||Re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/29/2012||Re-assigned to Wheeling (ECHL).|
|9/22/2011||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/12/2011||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round (61st overall) in 2009.|
Philip Samuelsson signs two-way deal | 07/10/2014 3:57 PM
NewsPhilip Samuelsson has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.
ImpactSamuelsson will earn the league minimum of $550,000 if he plays at the NHL level. He had 22 points and 66 penalty minutes in 64 AHL games in 2013-14.
Philip Samuelsson AHL player of the week | 01/26/2014 9:38 AM
NewsPhilip Samuelsson was named the AHL player of the week last week.
ImpactThe defenseman had a goal and five points with a plus-six rating in three games. "I feel like I'm seeing the ice better, and I'm making quicker decisions," Samuelsson said. "Anytime you're thinking fast, you're giving yourself the best chance to make better plays." He has 17 points in 38 AHL games this season and no points in five games with Pittsburgh.
Philip Samuelsson heads to the AHL | 12/24/2013 12:17 PM
NewsPhilip Samuelsson will report to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
ImpactSamuelsson has no points in five games with the Penguins. He also has six assists and 35 penalty minutes in 26 AHL matches.
Samuelsson getting his shot with Penguins | 12/18/2013 10:57 AM
NewsAfter some rocky patches in his early professional career, Philip Samuelsson is finally getting his shot with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactSamuelsson logged 15:43 minutes in his NHL debut on Monday. "Philip is a guy who has developed the most in our organization of any defenseman in the last three years," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "He's come a long way. He left BC and he's developed into a top shutdown defenseman, a top [penalty-killing] guy for Wilkes-Barre." His limited offensive upside means that he probably won't ever be a major factor in standard leagues, but he does average about a minute per game in the sin bin.
Penguins recall Philip Samuelsson from minors | 12/16/2013 10:01 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the minors.
ImpactThe Penguins have been hit hard with injuries on the blueline as Kris Letang, Rob Scuderi, Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin are all out of action. Samuelsson was drafted in the second round of the 2009 Draft. This was his third season in the minors and he had six assists in 26 games at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has no fantasy value.
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