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Canucks sign Samuelsson - 7-3-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Mikael Samuelsson is the latest former Penguin to defect from Detroit. He has signed a three-year deal with the Canucks.

Samuelsson had 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 81 games last season. He also had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 23 playoff games.

EN Says: Samuelsson never accomplished a thing in his career until he joined the Red Wings. It will be interesting to see what he can do once he leaves Mo Town.

That said, he's been a solid, consistent producer, particularly in the playoffs, the past three seasons. And the Canucks are a little light in playoff experiences. They've just added a player who has played in the past three Western Conference finals and past two Stanley Cup finals.

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