D 6'2" 195
Born: July 26, 1991
Birthplace: Leksand, Sweden
Shoots: Left
Drafted: PIT 2009 (2nd, 61st)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Chicago USHL   54 0 22 22 60   - - - - -
2009-10 Boston College NCAA   42 1 13 14 36   - - - - -
2010-11 Boston College NCAA   39 4 12 16 72   - - - - -
2011-12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL   46 1 8 9 26   10 0 1 1 18
  Wheeling ECHL   5 0 1 1 11   3 1 0 1 0
2012-13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL   65 2 8 10 70   15 0 2 2 8
2013-14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL   64 3 19 22 66   8 0 1 1 8
  Pittsburgh NHL   5 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
2014-15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL   22 0 4 4 20   - - - - -
  Portland AHL   51 5 15 20 31   5 1 2 3 4
  Arizona NHL   4 0 0 0 0   - - - - -
2015-16 Springfield AHL   56 4 27 31 32   - - - - -
  Arizona NHL   4 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
2016-17 St. John's AHL   40 1 4 5 21   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   25 3 11 14 14   5 1 1 2 2
2017-18 Charlotte AHL   76 4 17 21 48   8 1 2 3 2
   
AHL TOTALS   445 23 113 136 328   51 3 9 12 42
NHL TOTALS   13 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   463 23 114 137 341   54 4 9 13 42

Biography

Holds the Checkers’ single-season plus/minus record of +44 that was set during the 2017-18 season ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 6/28/17 ... Acquired by Carolina from Montreal in exchange for Keegan Lowe on 2/21/17.

Personal

Is the son of Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson, a former NHL player and head coach of the Checkers ... Brother Henrik Samuelsson also plays professional hockey ... Sister Victoria has represented Sweden at the junior level and currently plays hockey at Penn State ... Younger brother Adam plays in the US National Team Development Program and is committed to Philip's alma mater at Boston College ... Favorite team growing up was the New York Rangers ... Aside from his father, favorite player was Nicklas Lidstrom ... Enjoys alternative rock and his favorite band is The Lumineers ... Favorite movie is Goodfellas and favorite TV show is Entourage ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite place to visit is the Cayman Islands ... Says his biggest talent outside of hockey is cooking ... Favorite thing to do away from the rink is play golf ... Favorite team outside of hockey is Arsenal ... Claims to have survived being hit by a train.

2017-18

Completed his seventh professional season and second with the Checkers … Set a team record with a plus-44 rating that was at least nine points higher than any other AHL player. It was the highest total posted in an AHL season since Arturs Kulda and P.K. Subban posted ratings of plus-47 and plus-46, respectively, in 2009-10 … Was one of two Checkers (Andrew Poturalski) and just 18 AHL players to play all 76 games … Had a goal, an assist and a season-high five shots on goal vs. UTI (10/28) … Posted a power-play goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating with four shots on goal vs. PRO (11/25) … Posted a season-high, plus-4 rating at BNG (12/9) … Was even or better in 15 consecutive games from 11/18-12/21 (+14) … Tied his season high with a plus-4 rating in a 5-2 win at LV (12/30) … Scored a goal vs. HFD (2/13) to extend his point streak to a season-long three games (1g, 3a). Posted a plus-2 rating in each game of that streak … Had an assist and was plus-3 vs. LV (4/4) … Was even or better in 17 consecutive games from 3/3-4/13 (+16) … Had the lone assist on the Checkers’ lone goal in the second period of what would become the longest game in AHL history in Game 5 vs. LV (5/9).

2016-17

Split his sixth professional season between the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps and the Checkers … Scored 14 of his 19 points with Charlotte following his acquisition by the Carolina Hurricanes from the Montreal Canadiens in February … Ranked third among Checkers defensemen in assists (15) and points … Tied for fifth on the Checkers with four power-play assists … Was plus-9 over the course of his 25 games with Charlotte … Acquired by Carolina from Montreal in exchange for Keegan Lowe on 2/21 … Scored his first goal as a Checker in his fourth game with the club vs. MIL (3/1) … Had his first multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists vs. BAK (3/22) … Picked up two assists over the course of a 2:56 span vs. IA (3/22) … Scored a goal and was plus-3 vs. TEX (4/8) … Finished the regular season with 14 points (3g, 11a) in his last 22 games, including four (1g, 3a) in his last five … Posted an even or better plus/minus rating in each his last 19 games of the regular season (+10) … Had a goal and an assist, marking the first multi-point game of his Calder Cup Playoff career, and was plus-2 in Game 3 of the Checkers’ first-round series at CHI (4/23).

2015-16

Set career highs in assists and points … Ranked second among Falcons blue liners in scoring and fifth overall.

2014-15

Scored a career-high five goals … Traded from Pittsburgh to Arizona on Dec. 15 … Ranked second among Pirates defensemen in scoring … Made his Arizona debut vs CAL (1/15).

2013-14

Tied for second among Penguins defensemen in scoring … Made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh vs TOR (12/16).

2012-13

Set his AHL career high with 70 penalty minutes … Appeared in a career-high 15 postseason games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

2011-12

Made his AHL debut vs HER (10/8) … Recorded his first AHL point on 10/13 … Scored his first goal at HER (11/11).

College

Totaled 30 points (5g, 25a) and 108 penalty minutes in 81 games over two seasons at Boston College … Helped lead BC to back-to-back Hockey East titles in 2010 and 2011 and a National Championship in 2010.

USHL

Totaled 22 points (0g, 22a) in 54 games over one USHL season with Chicago, playing alongside future Checkers teammate Andrew Miller … Ranked second among team defensemen and tied for fourth overall in assists.

International

Helped lead the US to a gold medal at the 2009 U-18 World Junior Championships.