Read: What Ulf Samuelsson Wants To Do With The Defense

In a chat with the Rangers website Anton Stralman noted that when Ulf Samuelsson was the head coach in MODO the past two years his team played a very offensive game and their defensemen were always joining the rush.

During the conversation it was noted that bringing some more offense to the defensemen and pushing them to join the rush is a priority of Samuelsson as he joins the Rangers coaching staff.

Stralman said that Samuelsson is with the Rangers “for a reason” and that he looks forward to hearing Samuelsson’s ideas and learning from him.

He added that he knows Samuelsson a little bit and that he watched him when he was growing up in Sweden. In Sweden Samuelsson is a “hockey idol.”

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