Mattias Samuelsson

Sabres prospect Mattias Samuelsson close to cracking NHL for good

When Mattias Samuelsson returned to Rochester last week following a three-week stint with the Buffalo Sabres, the Americans’ coaching staff challenged the rookie defenseman. The coaches wanted Samuelsson, fresh off first NHL recall, to use the remaining games on the Amerks’ truncated schedule as a springboard back to Buffalo next season.
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Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson: Shuffled to minors

Samuelsson was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Sunday, CapFriendly reports. Samuelsson averaged 18:02 of ice time with two points and a minus-8 rating in 12 games with the Sabres this season. The 21-year-old blueliner could have a full-time role with Buffalo next season.
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Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson using lessons from his father to continue NHL dream

BOSTON – Mattias Samuelsson was always keenly aware how much work was needed to achieve his goal of playing in the National Hockey League. The stops in his young career read like a road map to reaching the highest level. Samuelsson, a 21-year-old defenseman, attended the prestigious Norwood School before earning a highly coveted spot at the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich.

Sabres’ Prospect Watch: Mattias Samuelsson

It’s time for another Buffalo Sabres prospects update, a series that checks in on the young talent available in the team’s system, whether they are playing in North America or Europe. A player that is intriguing to discuss is Mattias Samuelsson, a former second-round pick in 2018 (#32nd overall). He was drafted out of the USDP and played two seasons at Michigan before jumping to professional Hockey. After playing with the Rochester Americans for the majority of the season, he made his NHL debut and has gotten to play a string of games as of late.

Northwood alum Mattias Samuelsson makes NHL debut

LAKE PLACID – Northwood alum Mattias Samuelsson achieved his dream on April 18. The 2018 grad made his NHL debut for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game came full circle for Samuelsson, as his father, Kjell, won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins...

Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson: Scores first career points

Samuelsson picked up two assists in Friday's 6-4 win over the Bruins. In his fourth NHL game, Samuelsson recorded his first points, helping set up Casey Mittelstadt late in the second period and Arttu Ruotsalainen early in the third. Samuelsson was a second-round pick in 2018 and flashed some offensive upside this season in the AHL with three goals and 11 points through 19 games with Rochester, and he could quickly join Rasmus Dahlin and Rasmus Ristolainen as part of the young core of the Buffalo blue line.
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As Mattias Samuelsson makes debut, Sabres try to buck ugly numbers against Pens

One of these days, the Buffalo Sabres are going to have to say enough is enough when it comes to playing the Pittsburgh Penguins. Especially in KeyBank Center. The Sabres had their playoff drought officially reach 10 seasons, tied for the longest in NHL history and the third longest active streak in the four major professional sports.

Sabres recall Mattias Samuelsson from Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenseman Mattias Samuelsson from the Rochester Americans (AHL). Samuelsson, 21, has 11 points (3+8) over 19 games in his first season with Rochester. He recorded a goal and an assist for the Amerks last night. The 6-foot-4, 226-pound left-shot defenseman was drafted by Buffalo in...

Sabres prospect Mattias Samuelsson looks impressive in NHL debut

BUFFALO – A month ago, recalling defenseman Mattias Samuelsson and giving one of their top prospects a taste of the NHL wasn’t an option for the Sabres. They were in the midst of their marathon 18-game winless skid, and the defense corps, like every aspect of the team, was struggling. They couldn’t expose a rookie to that environment.

Sabres recall Mattias Samuelsson from Amerks, make other moves

BUFFALO – The Sabres this afternoon recalled defenseman Mattias Samuelsson, one of their top prospects, from the Rochester Americans. Samuelsson, 21, will make his NHL debut this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center. General manager Kevyn Adams and interim coach Don Granato have said they plan to give...

Mattias Samuelsson Makes NHL Debut

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Western Michigan hockey alum Mattias Samuelsson became the 29th player in program history to play in the National Hockey League after making his debut with the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon. Samuelsson played two seasons at Western Michigan from...