Henrik Samuelsson (born February 7, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey player of Swedish ancestry. He is playing under contract with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL and currently on loan with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). Previously, he played with Modo Hockey in the Swedish Hockey League and the Arizona Coyotes in the National Hockey League (NHL).
|Born|| February 7, 1994
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2012
Samuelsson was drafted twenty-seventh overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft whilst playing major junior hockey for the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. On March 11, 2013, he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Coyotes.
During the 2016–17 season, having contributed with just 2 goals in 20 games with AHL affiliate the Tucson Roadrunners, Samuelsson was traded by the Coyotes to the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for former junior teammate, Mitch Moroz, on February 1, 2017. With the Oilers AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, Samuelsson appeared in 5 scoreless games.
As a free agent, Samuelsson opted to continue his career in the ECHL, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Idaho Steelheads on September 7, 2017.
Henrik is the son of two-time Penguins Stanley Cup winner Ulf Samuelsson and his older brother Philip currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes organization. Samuelsson was born in Pittsburgh, while his father was a member of the Penguins. As a result of his father's career, Samuelsson lived in four different cities before settling in Scottsdale, Arizona, following the latter's playing career.
|2011–12||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||28||7||16||23||42||17||4||10||14||20|
|2012–13||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||69||33||47||80||97||22||11||8||19||43|
|2013–14||Edmonton Oil Kings||WHL||65||35||60||95||97||21||8||15||23||51|
|CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2012|||
|Memorial Cup Champion||2014|||
|CHL Memorial Cup All-Star Team||2014|||
|Awards and achievements|
|Arizona Coyotes first round draft pick