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
   
AHL TOTALS   369 19 96 115 280   43 2 7 9 40
NHL TOTALS   13 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   387 19 97 116 293   46 3 7 10 40

Biography

Acquired by Carolina from Montreal in exchange for Keegan Lowe on 2/21/17 ... Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 6/28/17.

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.

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

Established AHL career highs in games, goals and points … 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 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 season 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 current Checker 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
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