BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres agreed to signal prospect defenseman Mattias Samuelsson to a 3-year entry- stage contract on Wednesday.
Samuelsson turned into once chosen by Buffalo with the 32nd take hold of in the 2018 draft, and performed his sophomore season at Western Michigan. He is following the career course of his father, used NHL defenseman Kjell Samuelsson, who is currently the Philadelphia Flyers‘ director of participant improvement.
Mattias Samuelsson served as an replace captain final season and turned into once an honorable mention for the Nationwide Collegiate Hockey Convention defenseman of the year honors. Samuelsson had two targets and 14 aspects in 30 video games final year, and total has seven targets and 26 aspects in 65 career college video games.
The 20-year-gentle from Contemporary Jersey represented the United States in every of the previous two world junior hockey championships, including the silver-medal-winning group in 2019.
“We’re very jubilant with Mattias’ growth both at Western Michigan and on the world stage,” Sabres GM Jason Botterill acknowledged. “He possesses a varied combination of size, high-tail and skills, and we eye forward to working with him on his next steps as a expert.”
Listed at 6-foot-4 and 223 kilos, Samuelsson is anticipated to originate his improvement in the minors.