Samuelsson brings the ring-thing factor to the Canucks

Elliott Pap, Vancouver Sun April 14, 2010

There aren’t many Stanley Cup rings in the Vancouver Canucks’ dressing room and, given the team’s history of never winning one, obviously the jewelry has been captured elsewhere and been imported.

Mikael Samuelsson won his ring two years ago while a member of the Detroit Red Wings and then reached the final again last season before the Wings fell in seven to Sid Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

So Samuelsson has been there, he’s done that and wants to do it again with his new team. The right-winger, 33, signed a three-year deal with the Canucks last summer, in part because they were seeking his playoff experience and savvy. Samuelsson has played 69 post-season games, all of them since 2005-06.

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