The Sudbury Wolves announced Wednesday that 19-year-old defenceman Adam Samuelsson has committed to the hockey club.
The Rye, New York native was selected by the Wolves in the fifth round of the 2016 OHL Entry Draft.
He spent the next two seasons as a member of the USA National Development program. The 6-6, 235 lb. defenceman began last season with Boston College and left the school to join the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL in December of last season.
“Adam is a player that our organization has thought very highly of since he was drafted. We are very pleased that Adam and his family decided to continue his career at this time by joining our team,” said Wolves general manager Rob Papineau.
“Adam comes to us from a very strong hockey family with his father (two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Ulf Samuelsson) playing over 1,000 NHL regular season games. Adam has always been one of the top 2000-born defenceman in the United States and we look forward to him being a strong addition to our blueline this season.”
Samuelsson says that he's "super excited" for the chance to join the Wolves this season.
“I strongly considered this decision last season around this time and after discussing in detail with my family, I felt that this is the best opportunity for me," said Samuelsson.
"I have heard many great things about coach Stillman and the team as being a great organization that has a strong hockey history. I am looking forward to helping the team be successful and hopefully help Sudbury win a Memorial Cup.”
Samuelsson will join the Wolves this week and is expected to play this Friday night when the team hosts the Niagara IceDogs at 7:05 p.m. for their annual Remembrance Day and Military Appreciation game.
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