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Sergei Samsonov

Sergei Samsonov  #14

Left Wing
NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1978
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 188 DRAFTED: BOS / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (8th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1997-1998

Second on the team in assists this season (27)...Tied for third in points (40)...Tallied a pair of assists Apr. 6 at WSH...Notched an assist Apr. 2 vs. PIT...Recorded two points in three consecutive games (1-5-6) Mar. 15-19...Notched a pair of assists Mar. 19 vs. NYI...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 17 vs. TOR...Recorded two assists Mar. 15 vs. PHI...Notched an assist Mar. 8 vs. CHi...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 5 at ATL...Recorded first point (goal) as a Panther Mar. 5 at ATL...Made his Panthers debut Mar. 1 at CAR, registering 18:45 of ice time with two shots...Acquired via trade with CAR on Feb. 28...Tallied ten goals and 16 assists with 12 PIM in 58 games with Carolina this season.

EJC-A All-Star Team (1995, 1996) EJC-A - Best Forward (1995) WJC-A All-Star Team (1997) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL Rookie of the Year) (1997) NHL All-Rookie Team (1998) Calder Memorial Trophy (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001) Missed majority of 2002-03 due to wrist injury vs. Columbus, October 18, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), February 2, 2005. Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny and Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Milan Lucic) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 12, 2006. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Jassen Cullimore and Tony Salmelainen, June 16, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Carolina from Chicago, January 8, 2008. Traded to Florida by Carolina for Bryan Allen, February 28, 2011.

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1