30. Kjell Samuelsson

An imposing figure on the ice at 6’6”, Kjell Samuelsson was a physical blueliner who had his best seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers. 

The product of Sweden was not exactly a playmaker but he did have a 30 Point season with Philadelphia, which was by far his highest mark.  Samuelsson was an All Star in 1988 was named the Barry Ashbee Trophy winner twice, which is awarded annually to the best Defenseman on the Flyers.

He would be traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he would help them win a Stanley Cup but would sign back with the Flyers where he would play three more seasons.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Tangers with New York’s 1989 2nd Round Pick (which would be Patrik Juhlin) for Bob Froese 12/18/86.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Rick Tocchet, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia’s 1993 3rd Round Pick (which would be Dave Roche) for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and the previously acquired 1992 1st Round Pick from Los Angeles (which would be Jason Bowen) 2/19/92.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 8/31/95.

    Departed (2): Signed as a Free Agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning 10/14/98.
  • Games Played: 545
  • Notable Statistics: 35 Goals
    106 Assists
    141 Points
    815 PIM
    .26 PPG
    +101 Plus/Minus
    36.8 Point Shares
    16 Points in 70 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star (1988)
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