Hurricanes hire Ulf Samuelsson to coach Charlotte Checkers

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Hurricanes hire Ulf Samuelsson to coach Charlotte Checkers

Post by CanesChatter on Tue May 31, 2016 10:06 am

From the Carolina Hurricanes website:

Samuelsson, 52, has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers, helping the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and the conference final in 2015. Prior to joining the Rangers, he spent two seasons as head coach for Modo of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), posting a record of 38-15-16-41 and reaching the playoffs both years. The Fagersta, Sweden, native served as associate coach for the Phoenix Coyotes from 2006-07 until 2010-11, helping to guide the Coyotes to a franchise-record 50 wins in 2009-10, and playing an important role in the development of defensemen Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Keith Yandle and Zbynek Michalek. Samuelsson began his professional coaching career in 2005-06, serving as assistant coach for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.


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