Samuelsson signs extension with Red Wings

Updated: March 25, 2006, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Forward Mikael Samuelsson signed a three-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, general manager Ken Holland said Saturday.

Right Wing
Detroit Red Wings

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
58 21.0 17.0 38.0 23 36

Holland said the journeyman right wing has been a key player this season, earning the opportunity to stay in Detroit.

Samuelsson has posted 21 goals, 17 assists and 38 points -- all career highs -- in 58 games with Detroit. He played with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers before joining the Red Wings in September.

Samuelsson, a member of this year's gold medal-winning Swedish national team, has played 246 games and scored 40 goals to go along with 47 assists in his five-year NHL career.

Details of the contract extension weren't disclosed.


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