Mattias Samuelsson

Buffalo Sabres logo
Age 23 Mar 14, 2000
Defense shoots left
6'4" 193 cm
231 lbs 105 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2027
Agent Pat Brisson
Draft Year 2018
Drafted Overall 32
Draft Round 2
Draft Team Buffalo Sabres logo

Transaction History
Feb 6, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) underwent surgery and will not return during the 2023-24 campaign.
Jan 26, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson is still undergoing medical imaging for his upper-body injury, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports Friday.
Jan 24, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is banged up and won't play versus the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 20, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) will suit up Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Jan 20, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) is expected to be a game-time call Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 17, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) isn't expected to be an option Wednesday versus Chicago, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Jan 15, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) won't play Monday against the San Jose Sharks, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 13, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) won't return to Saturday's contest against the Vancouver Canucks.
Dec 15, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson posted an assist, two hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dec 13, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is good to play Wednesday versus Colorado.
Dec 11, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) will not suit up Monday against the Arizona Coyotes, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Dec 11, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is questionable for Monday's matchup against the Arizona Coyotes, according to Heather Engel of NHL.com.
Nov 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) is in Monday's lineup against the New York Rangers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Nov 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) will be a game-time decision against the New York Rangers on Monday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Nov 25, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 11, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL media site.
Nov 10, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) could be an option to face Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Nov 4, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL media site.
Nov 3, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will not return to Friday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oct 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson logged an assist, two hits and six blocked shots in Friday's 5-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 22, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
Oct 19, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) will be in the lineup Thursday versus Calgary, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.
Oct 18, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, coach Don Granato told Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald on Wednesday.
Oct 17, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.
Sep 21, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (hand/knee) was on the ice Thursday for Buffalo's first practice of training camp, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Apr 16, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson had a broken hand and a sprained MCL down the stretch, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Apr 13, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) will not dress for the Buffalo Sabres' final two games of the season, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Apr 12, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Mar 31, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) is in Friday's lineup against the New York Rangers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Mar 30, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) will be a game-time decision Friday versus the New York Rangers.
Mar 12, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, per Heather Engel of NHL.com.
Mar 9, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) is on track to return to the lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Dallas Stars, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Mar 7, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (upper body) is still day-to-day and won't play Tuesday against the New York Islanders, Jourdon LaBarber of the Buffalo Sabres' official site reports.
Mar 6, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Monday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Feb 1, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Jan 30, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) practiced Monday and remains day-to-day, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Jan 28, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Minnesota Wild, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Jan 28, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Minnesota Wild, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Jan 26, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson will miss Thursday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets because of a lower-body injury, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Jan 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson logged a shorthanded assist and blocked three shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
Jan 14, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson hasn't been much of a factor offensively this season with only one goal and two assists in 27 games.
Nov 30, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson scored a goal on three shots and added four PIM in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Nov 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (knee) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 21, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (knee) is likely to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Nov 19, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (knee) won't play Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jourdon LaBarber of the Buffalo Sabres' official site reports.
Nov 15, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice and could return to the lineup within two weeks, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Nov 14, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) has been making progress in rehab skates, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 27, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Thursday that Samuelsson (lower body) will be out several weeks, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 23, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 22, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Oct 15, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Florida Panthers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Oct 13, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was unable to finish Thursday's game versus the Ottawa Senators, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Oct 12, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson signed a seven-year, $30 million extension with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
May 1, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (ankle) will join AHL Rochester for the Calder Cup Playoffs, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Apr 16, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is expected to return Saturday versus the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Apr 15, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Coach Don Granato is hopeful Samuelsson, who's dealing with an undisclosed injury, will be available for Saturday or Sunday's game versus Philadelphia, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Apr 14, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups, indicating he'll miss Thursday's game versus the St. Louis Blues, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Apr 14, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) is considered "hour-to-hour" ahead of Thursday night's game versus the St. Louis Blues, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Apr 1, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup for Friday's game versus the Nashville Predators, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Mar 30, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson is not expected in the lineup against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.
Feb 8, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson was recalled from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.
Feb 2, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson was assigned to AHL Rochester from the active roster Wednesday.
Jan 17, 2022 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson was recalled from AHL Rochester on Monday.
Nov 3, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Wednesday, indicating he's been medically cleared to resume playing.
Oct 21, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) will practice with the Buffalo Sabres in the coming days, according to coach Don Granato, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Oct 12, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) was designated as an injured non-roster player Tuesday, PuckPedia reports.
Sep 23, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson (lower body) is considered week-to-week, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Sep 17, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson left Friday's Prospects Challenge game against the New Jersey Devils after blocking a shot off his foot, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Apr 23, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson picked up two assists in Friday's 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins.
Apr 18, 2021 Buffalo Sabres | Mattias Samuelsson | Samuelsson was recalled from AHL Rochester by the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
Mar 25, 2020 Buffalo Sabres | Signed D Mattias Samuelsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Mattias Samuelsson
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres logo 41 1 6 7 4 26 700 50.00 51.30 2.10 51.70 1.10 0.09 0.51
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2012-2013 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 13UAAA AYHL 13U 31 1 10 11 8
2012-2013 Philadelphia Jr. Flyers QC Int PW AA Elite 4 0 5 5 0
2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers Elite 14UAAA AYHL 14U 23 6 19 25 10
2014-2015 Northwood School EJEPL 18U 19 1 1 2 0
2014-2015 East Coast Selects O U15 WSI U15 7 2 7 9 2
2015-2016 Team Grey USA-S15 5 3 0 3 0
2015-2016 Northwood School USHS-Prep 47 14 15 29 0
2015-2016 USA U16 YOG 6 0 2 2 0
2016-2017 USNTDP Juniors USHL 30 5 5 10 26
2016-2017 U.S. National U17 Team NTDP 37 6 8 14 38
2016-2017 U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 10 0 2 2 6
Draft Yr 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 23 4 10 14 64
Draft Yr 2017-2018 U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 58 11 20 31 113
Draft Yr 2017-2018 USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 6
2018-2019 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 35 5 7 12 37
2018-2019 USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 30 2 12 14 41
2019-2020 USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 6
2020-2021 Rochester Americans AHL 23 3 10 13 12
2020-2021 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 0 2 2 4 189 18.80 41.20 -6.00 40.70 -5.30 0.63
2021-2022 Rochester Americans AHL 22 2 13 15 16
2021-2022 Buffalo Sabres NHL 42 0 10 10 16 715 41.90 46.00 -0.80 48.20 -1.40 0.76
2022-2023 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 2 8 10 20 1,012 54.60 49.00 -0.80 48.40 -3.30 0.12 0.53
2023-2024 Buffalo Sabres NHL 41 1 6 7 26 700 50.00 51.30 2.10 51.70 1.10 0.09 0.51
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Active Contract

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date October 12, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Pat Brisson
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 7 Years $30,000,000 5.13% of cap space
2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027 2027-2028 2028-2029 2029-2030
Cap Hit $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,715 $4,285,715
UFA
AAV $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,715 $4,285,715
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,285,716 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714
Signing Bonuses $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,285,716 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714
Minors Salary $4,285,716 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714 $4,285,714
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Contract History

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date March 25, 2020

Qualifying Offer on Expiry $874,125
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.13% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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