Detroit Assigns Samuelsson
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 griffinshockey.com, or by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737.
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