In the Edmonton Journal, Jim Matheson writes that the Rangers are believed to have interest in drafting the son of former Ranger Ulf Samuelsson.
Matheson writes that Henrik Samuelsson is a potential late first round pick who is a power forward with an edge.
Future Considerations ranks him 45th in their final draft rankings and projects him out to be a two-way, third line forward.
They write, “He drives the net and plays with an edge that NHL teams love. He has a quick stick and a decent shot that make him dangerous below the circles.He skates with heavy boots and a choppy stride but gets to where he needs to and has some decent balance. His skating will improve as he adds leg strength and lengthens his stride. He is physical and willing to both take a hit and dish one out. He is strong on the wall, as well as down low, and uses his size to his ad- vantage by protecting the puck and forcing his way through seams.”
Adam Rotter: The Rangers are surely familiar with him as one of his teammates was Michael St. Croix who the Rangers drafted last summer and surely watched ad he put forth a big season for the Oil Kings.