Samuelsson signs extension with Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
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.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Longtime NHL coach Quinn dies; he was 71
- Soviet-era hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
- Blues win, but Bouwmeester's streak ends
- Lundqvist, Rangers blank surging Canadiens