Oilers acquire Henrik Samuelsson in swap with Coyotes
Edmonton sends forward Mitchell Moroz to Arizona
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Henrik Samuelsson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Mitchell Moroz.
Samuelsson, 22, was a first-round draft pick of the Coyotes (27th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft. The Pittsburgh native has appeared in three NHL games with Arizona.
This season with the American Hockey League's Tucson Roadrunners, the six-foot-three, 209-pound forward has three points (two goals, one assist) in 20 games. Over three seasons, Samuelsson has appeared in 131 AHL games, registering 55 points (23 goals, 32 assist) and 102 penalty minutes.
Moroz, a 6-2, 214-pound left-wing from Calgary, has a goal and two assists in 17 games with AHL Bakersfield this season.
A second-round pick, 32nd overall, by Edmonton in 2012, the 22 year-old Moroz has 11 goals and 11 assists in 123 career AHL games.
Samuelsson and Moroz helped the Western Hockey League's Edmonton Oil Kings capture the Memorial Cup in 2013-14. Samuelsson led the tournament in scoring with eight points in five games and was named to the tournament all-star team.
Excited to be back in oil country, hopefully can help lift more cups in this city! <a href="https://t.co/34HT7xVmBV">pic.twitter.com/34HT7xVmBV</a>—@Hsamuelsson1994