National Hockey League

Samuelsson agrees to three-year, entry-level contract with Sabres

His father is former defenseman Kjell Samuelsson, who played 813 games in the NHL, won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992 and is director of player development for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Mattias Samuelsson had 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in two seasons at Western Michigan University, where he was an alternate captain as a sophomore.

He twice played for the United States at the IIHF World Junior Championship, helping it finish second in 2019, and was captain in 2020.

"We are very pleased with Mattias' growth both at Western Michigan and on the international stage," Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said.

"He possesses a unique combination of size, speed and skill, and we look forward to working with him on his next steps as a pro."

Mattias Samuelsson agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.

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