Some coaching stuff: hearing PHI looking at OHL Erie's Kris Knoblauch as an assistant. AHL Charlotte's Ulf Samuelsson headed to CHI, not LA
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 7, 2017
Samuelsson, 53, will replace Mike Kitchen.
Behind the bench, Samuelsson was most recently the head coach of the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. He had served as an assistant with the Coyotes from 2006-11 and as an assistant with the Rangers from 2013-16. Between those jobs he was the head coach of Modo in the SHL from 2011-13.
As a player, Samuelsson was a second round pick by the Hartford Whalers in 1982. He and Joel Quenneville were teammates with the Whalers for parts of six seasons (between 1984-1990). His career ledger shows 333 points and 2,453 penalty minutes in 1,080 career regular season games. He won back-to-back Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992.