Mattias Samuelsson

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#24

  • DOB: 3/14/2000
  • Ht: 6-4
  • Wt: 223
  • Shoots: L
  • School: Western Michigan University
  • Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
  • Drafted: Buffalo Sabres' second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft

ACQUIRED
Buffalo Sabres’ second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft. Signed a three-year, entry-level NHL contract with Buffalo on March 25, 2020.

LAST SEASON
2020-21: Split his rookie season between the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) and Rochester Americans (AHL), where he combined for three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in 35 games ... In 12 contests with the Sabres, he produced a pair of assists while in Rochester he had 13 points (3+10) ...  Had 10 points (2+8) in his last 16 games with the Amerks ... Notched two assists against Syracuse on 5/15, his fourth multi-point effort of the year and second in four games ... Recorded two assists in Buffalo’s 6-4 win over Boston on 4/23, marking both his first point and the first multi-point game of his NHL career ... Made his NHL debut against Pittsburgh on 4/18, recording one shot and two hits over 14:12 of ice time in Buffalo’s 4-2 win ... his first pro goal and added an assist for his first multi-point game in a 7-3 win at Cleveland on 2/12 ... Recorded his first professional point with an assist in his pro debut against Utica on 2/05

CAREER
2019-20:
Completed a two-year collegiate career at Western Michigan University (NCHC), amassing 26 points (7+19) in 65 games ... Finished his second season with two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 30 games with the Broncos while serving as an alternate captain despite being the youngest player on the team ... Named to the NCHC Honorable Mention All-Star Team and was a finalist for the NCHC’s Best Defensive Defenseman

2018-19: Appeared in 35 games during his first season with the Broncos, totaling five goals and seven assists for 12 points ... Registered his first-collegiate assist on 11/02 at Denver ... Began a season-long five-game point streak (3+2) with his first-career goal on 10/23 against Bowling Green ... Was named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team

2017-18: Skated in 23 contests with the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 Team, collecting 14 points on four goals and 10 assists ... Had a season-long four-game point streak from 3/03 to 3/15, tallying six points (2+4) over that span ... Opened the campaign with a goal and three assists in his first three games of the season

2016-17: Notched five goals and five assists for 10 points in 30 games with the U.S. National U-17 Team ... Made his USHL debut on 9/23 against Muskegon and notched his first-career point with a goal on 9/30 against Youngstown

INTERNATIONAL: Represented the United States at each of the last three IIHF World Junior Championships, most recently serving as captain of Team USA at the 2020 event that was held in Czech Republic ... Led the Americans to back-to-back silver medals at the 2019 World Junior Championship in Canada and in 2018 with the U.S. National U-18 team in Russia, where he recorded two points (1+1) in six international contests

PERSONAL: Played for current Amerks head coach Seth Appert during his time at the USNTDP ... Father, Kjell, played 14 seasons as an NHL defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning ... Was the second-highest draft pick in Western Michigan University hockey history

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Player Stats

Regular Season
SeasonTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGSHGSOGGWGFOWPTS/G
2021-22 Regular SeasonROC10077240025000.70
2020-21 Regular SeasonROC2331013-8120039000.57
total3331720-6160064000.61