|DRAFTED:||COL: 1996-176 overall|
|2008-09 Regular Season
***CURRENTLY ON THE INJURED RESERVE WITH MONONUCLEOSIS...IS LISTED AS WEEK-TO-WEEK...HAS MISSED 12 GAMES THUS FAR***
- Has won at least half his faceoffs in 28 of the last 41 games (470-of-819, 57.4%)
- Despite missing the last 12 games, still ranks 11th in the NHL in faceoffs won (569)
- Scored his first game-winning and PP goal of the season, Jan. 6 vs. LA
- Scored his third goal of the season, Dec. 22 @ VAN...won 16-of-25 faceoffs (64%)
- Played in his 500th game as a Duck, Nov. 30 @ CAR
- Scored his second goal of the season in his 500th career NHL game, Oct. 24 @ OTT
2007-08: Appeared in his eighth NHL season…tied his career high with a four-game point streak (1-4=5), Mar. 9-15…scored his third SHG of the season and ninth of his Ducks career, Mar. 9 vs. MTL (is second on the Ducks all-time SHG list behind Paul Kariya, who holds the franchise record with 16)…scored his first career OT goal (at 32 seconds), Feb. 22 vs. STL...returned to action after missing 21 games with an abdominal injury, Feb. 10 @ DET...missed 21 games with the injury (Dec. 27-Feb. 8)…scored on his first career penalty shot, beating Pascal Leclaire, Dec. 10 @ CBJ...had a career-high eight shots, Oct. 28 vs. EDM…made his season debut on Oct. 10 vs. BOS after missing the first five games recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery...his absence from the lineup snapped his franchise-record consecutive games played streak at 275...heading into the season, it was the seventh-longest active streak in the NHL.…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six of Anaheim’s CQF games vs. DAL, posting a +1 rating while averaging 18:18 TOI…established 2008 playoff highs in plus/minus (+2), shots (2) and TOI (22:26) in Anaheim’s 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the CQF, Apr. 18 vs. DAL.
CAREER: Agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2008-09 NHL season, Oct. 8, 2006…is fifth on the team’s all-time games played list (475)…2006-2007: Appeared in his seventh NHL season, his seventh with Anaheim (played part of one season in Boston)…one of eight Ducks to play in every game…has played in 275 consecutive games, the longest streak in club history and the seventh-longest active streak in the NHL…finished eighth in the NHL in faceoffs won (802) and ninth in faceoffs taken (1523)…was third among forwards in TOI (17:21)…led team in hits (181)…took 32.5% of the team's faceoffs…had four multiple-point games, all two-point efforts…established single-season career-highs for assists and points…scored the GWG on Dec. 18 vs. CGY…scored two goals (tying a career high) on Oct. 11 vs. NYI…PLAYOFFS: First in the NHL in hits and faceoffs won…T-5th in the NHL in GWG…T-1st in NHL and T-1ston team in plus/minus (+10)…going back to 2003 playoffs, has played in 333 consecutive games (playoff and regular season)…established new postseason highs for goals, assists and points…factored in on four game-winning goals (2 GWG and two assists on GWG)…second on team among forwards in avg. TOI…earned an assist with a +3 rating in Game Five of the SCF on June 6 vs. OTT…scored the game-winning goal, the fourth GWG of his postseason career on May 30 vs. OTT in Game Two of the SCF…scored the GWG and recorded a game-high five hits on May 22 vs. DET in Game Six of the WCF…collected two assists with a +2 rating on May 13 @ DET in Game Two of the WCF. 2005-2006: Appeared in his sixth NHL season…finished the postseason ranked T-1st on team in GWGs (2, also Selanne)…led team forwards in hits (29)…scored a goal (GWG), May 5 vs. COL (Game 1)…scored the game winning goal and a team high four hits on Apr. 23 @ CGY (Game 2)…during the regular season, led NHL forwards in shorthanded TOI (4:54)…finished second on team in hits (149)…took over 30% of the team’s total faceoffs during the season…was one of four Ducks players to play in every game…had a three-game goal streak (5-0=5), Mar. 31-Apr. 4…scored the GWG on Mar. 20 @ DAL…played in his 300th career NHL game on Dec. 3 vs. ATL…won a Gold Medal as a member of Team Sweden at the 2006 Olympic Games (2-2=4 points in eight tournament games)….2004-2005: Played in 48 games with Frolunda HC…2003-2004: Set a career high for points (22) and tied his career high with 14 assists (also 2001-2002)…was one of three Ducks to appear in all 82 games…won 11-of-12 faceoffs for a season-high 91% March 19 vs. SJ…posted his first career two-goal game with a +2 on March 3 vs. MIN…scored the game-winning goal on Feb. 4 vs. CAR…had an assist (Ozolinsh) in his 200th NHL game on Oct. 28 @ NYR…played for Team Sweden in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, appearing in four games going scoreless…2002-2003: Appeared in all 21 playoff games, earning 2-4=6 points…scored a goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final @ NJ on Jun 5…earned an assist (Thomas) on the OT-GWG in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 2…scored a goal in Game 3 of the CQF vs. DET on Apr. 14…earned an assist (first playoff point) in Game 2 @ DET of the CQF on April 12…had a +10 rating, tying Steve Thomas for the team lead during the regular season…the Ducks went 21-9-2-2 following his recall from Cincinnati…had a career-high three points (1-2=3 with a +2), including his third career SHG on Mar. 9 vs. DET…scored the GWG at 17:16 of the third period on Mar. 4 @ LA…had a four-game assist streak (0-5=5), Feb. 7-14, setting a career-high for assist and point streak…recalled Jan. 21 from Cincinnati…played in 13 games with Cincinnati on the season, earning 1-7=8 points…sent to Cincinnati on Oct. 7…2001-2002: Earned an assist on the overtime GWG on Mar. 28 @ PHX…scored a goal (his second career SHG) on Jan. 2 @ DET…appeared in his 100th game as a Duck on Dec. 31 @ CBJ…appeared in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 28 vs. EDM…earned two assists (the first multi-point game of his career) with a +2 Oct. 21 vs. VAN…missed one game, Oct. 12, with an ankle sprain….2000-2001: Played in all 59 games with Anaheim after he was acquired…scored his first GWG on Mar. 13 @ WSH…scored his first career shorthanded goal on Mar. 18 @ CHI…scored his first goal as a Duck (PP) on Dec. 20 vs. ATL…made his Anaheim debut on Nov. 24 @ CGY…played in 17 games with Boston to begin his NHL career, scoring 1-1=2 points with six penalty minutes…scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 20 @ CGY…recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Oct. 9 vs. FLA…made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 in the Bruins' season opener vs. OTT….1999-2000: Played his fourth full season with MoDo of the Swedish Elite League…was third on the club in goals (16) and fourth in points (27) in 47 games…added 3-3=6 points with eight penalty minutes in 13 playoff games…acquired by Boston with Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier and a 2000 first round draft pick from Colorado for Ray Bourque and Dave Andreychuk on Mar. 6, 2000…1998-99: Helped MoDo to a first-place regular season finish with 103 standings points (22 points more than second place Farjestads)…finished tied for second in scoring on MoDo, with 34 points (tied with Henrik Sedin)…finished third on the club in goals with 17…added 3-3=6 points with 10 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games… 1997-98: Played 23 games with MoDo, scoring 6-11=17 points with 24 penalty minutes…T-3rd on the club in playoff goals with three (3-0=3) in nine games…1996-97: In his first season with MoDo, appeared in 49 games, scoring 8-9=17 points with 83 penalty minutes…was named the Swedish Junior Player-of-the-Year for his efforts…his assist total (9) was tied for seventh on the club, while his point total (17) ranked eighth…Miscellaneous: Has twice represented Sweden at the World Championships…in 2000, went scoreless in seven games and won 58% of his faceoffs (43-of-74)…appeared in 10 games in 1999, scoring 1-3=4 points with four penalty minutes.
PERSONAL: Samuel and his wife Johanna reside in Irvine and welcomed daughter Selma in the Fall of 2007…his family enjoys the summers in Sweden…participates in the Ducks’ reading program, designed to teach youngsters the importance of literacy…spent his time with the Stanley Cup in 2007 in both Ange and Ornskoldsvik, Sweden…brought it to the town square of Ange for a public celebration…always puts his equipment on left side first…can most likely be found listening to Swedish rock music…admired Peter Forsberg when growing up.