|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
212 lb (96 kg)
|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Born||December 17, 1977,|
|NHL Draft||176th overall, 1996|
|Pro Career||1995 – present|
Samuel Påhlsson (born December 17, 1977 in Ånge, Västernorrland County) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Professional[edit | edit source]
Påhlsson began his professional career in Sweden for Modo Hockey and was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche, 176th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Boston Bruins on March 6, 2000, along with Brian Rolston, Martin Grenier, and a first round pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Dave Andreychuk and Raymond Bourque.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played for Frölunda HC in Sweden, who ended up becoming the league champions. Påhlsson was named to the Swedish Elitserien post-season All-Star Team. In Frölunda, he played on a line with fellow NHL forwards P. J. Axelsson and Daniel Alfredsson.
The 2006–07 NHL season would bring Påhlsson and the Anaheim Ducks back to the Stanley Cup Final, where he was one of the few players still remaining from the Ducks roster that was defeated in 2003 by the Devils. Påhlsson was used on the Ducks' checking line; paired with defensive forwards Travis Moen and Rob Niedermayer. The line was so successful at shutting down the opposing team's number one line, that it was the only line the coach Randy Carlyle did not change throughout the season. Påhlsson helped the Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators in 5 games to win his first Stanley Cup. Påhlsson also scored a vital game-winning goal in game 2 of the series.
On July 1, 2009, Samuel signed a three-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Olympics[edit | edit source]
Awards and achievements[edit | edit source]
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Gold||2006 Turin||Ice hockey|
- Silver medal at the 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
- Named Swedish Junior Player of the Year in 1997.
- Bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships.
- Silver medal at the 2004 World Championships.
- Elitserien champion with Frölunda HC in 2005.
- Olympic Gold medal in 2006.
- 2006–07 - NHL - Nominated for Selke Trophy
- 2006–07 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Anaheim)
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2000–01||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||59||3||4||7||14||--||--||--||--||--|
|2001–02||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||80||6||14||20||26||--||--||--||--||--|
|2002–03||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||13||1||7||8||24||--||--||--||--||--|
|2002–03||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||34||4||11||15||18||21||2||4||6||12|
|2003–04||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||82||8||14||22||52||--||--||--||--||--|
|2005–06||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||82||11||10||21||34||16||2||3||5||18|
[edit | edit source]
- Samuel Påhlsson at TSN.ca
- Samuel Påhlsson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Samuel Påhlsson - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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