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Detroit Assigns Samuelsson

January 26, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Sunday assigned right wing Mikael Samuelsson to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Samuelsson, 37, has notched three points (1-2 - 3) and six penalty minutes in 26 appearances with the Wings this season. Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (145th overall), the 6-foot-2, 218-pound right wing was signed as a free agent by Detroit most recently on July 1, 2012. In six total seasons with Detroit, Samuelsson has produced 163 points (68-95 - 163) and 152 PIM from 2005-09 and 2012-14. With an NHL career spanning 12 years, Samuelsson has tallied 346 points (149-197 - 346) and 370 PIM in 699 games.

A native of Mariefred, Sweden, Samuelsson won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008 and, along with winning an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship gold medal in 2006 with Sweden, he qualifies as a member of the 'Triple Gold Club'.

The Griffins will wrap up a three-in-three in Texas tonight when they face the San Antonio Rampage at the AT&T Center at 5 p.m. EST.

Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Single-game tickets for all home games are now available for purchase at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through, or by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737.

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