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Coyotes Sign Samuelsson and Shinnimin to One-Year Contracts

July 16, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Falcons News Release

Springfield, MA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Philip Samuelsson and forward Brendan Shinnimin to one-year, two-way contracts. As per club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The 23-year-old Samuelsson appeared in four games with the Coyotes in 2014-15. He also recorded 5-15-20 and 31 penalty minutes (PIM) in 51 games with the Portland Pirates and 0-4-4 and 20 PIM in 22 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound native of Leksand, Sweden has played in 248 career AHL games with the Pirates and the Penguins registering 11-54-65 with a plus-36 rating and 213 PIM. Samuelsson was originally drafted by the Penguins in the second round (61st overall) in the 2009 Entry Draft.

The 24-year-old Shinnimin recorded 0-1-1 with eight PIM in 12 games with the Coyotes last season. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Winnipeg, Manitoba also totaled 22-25-47 and 80 PIM in 64 games with the Pirates. Shinnimin has collected 47-61-108 and 188 PIM in 190 career AHL games, all with the Pirates.

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