1. Home
  2. News
  3. Samuelsson joins Steelheads

Samuelsson joins Steelheads

Thursday, September 8th
Samuelsson joins Steelheads

BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Steelheads, ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced that the club has agreed to terms with rookie defenseman Adam Samuelsson for the 2022-23 season.

Samuelsson enters his first professional season in North America after spending the last two seasons in Sweden playing for Mariestad BoIS (HockeyEttan) totaling 15 points (6g-9a) in 57 games.

The 22-year-old spent two years at the U.S. National Development Program from 2016-18. During the 2017-18 season, he recorded 24 points (4g-20a) in 62 games and captured a Silver Medal at the U18 World Junior Championships. After his time with the USNTDP, he played seven games at Boston College in 2018-19 before heading back to junior hockey in December where he finished the season in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux City Musketeers logging nine points (1g-8a) in 33 games. In his final year of junior hockey during the 2019-20 campaign, he began the season as an alternate captain with Sioux City tallying five assists in 10 games before finishing the year in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves tallying 17 points (3g-14a) in 43 games.

Samuelsson is the son of two-time Stanley Cup champion, Ulf Samuelsson, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1992 and 1993. The former defenseman played 16 seasons in the NHL from 1984-2000 splitting time with the Hartford Whalers (84-90), Pittsburgh Penguins (91-95), New York Rangers (96-99), Detroit Red Wings (98-99) and Philadelphia Flyers (99-00) accumulating 332 points (57g-275a) in 1,080 career games along with 2,453 penalty minutes. 

Adam’s older brother, Henrik, spent parts of two seasons with the Steelheads from 2017-19 registering 53 points (21g-32a) in 72 games.

Latest News

More News
Cockerill returns to Icemen
Cockerill returns to Icemen
Komets re-sign Supryka, add Mayhew
Komets re-sign Supryka, add Mayhew
Topatigh rejoins Gladiators
Topatigh rejoins Gladiators
Ford agrees to terms with Adirondack
Ford agrees to terms with Adirondack
Stingrays add Graves, Perrott
Stingrays add Graves, Perrott
Jankowski back with Nailers
Jankowski back with Nailers
Fleurent returns to Admirals
Fleurent returns to Admirals
Royals agree to terms with Caufield
Royals agree to terms with Caufield
Wichita re-signs Boucher, Gorsuch
Wichita re-signs Boucher, Gorsuch

Sign Up For Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about ECHL news!

Our Sponsors