The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Mattias Samuelsson on a three-year, entry-level contract
“We are very pleased with Mattias’ growth both at Western Michigan and on the international stage. He possesses a unique combination of size, speed and skill, and we look forward to working with him on his next steps as a pro.”
– Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill
- Served as an alternate captain for the Western Michigan Broncos as a sophomore in 2019-20.
- Registered a career-high 14 points and a plus-17 rating in 30 games in 2019-20. Earned an All-NCHC honorable mention and was named a finalist for the NCHC Defensive Defenseman of the Year Award.
- Has represented the United States at each of the last two IIHF World Junior Championships, captaining the team in 2020 and earning a silver medal at the 2019 tournament.