Samuel Pahlsson C VAN Jun 19 '12
Samuel Pahlsson agreed to a contract on Monday to play for Modo of the Swedish Elite League next season.
The defensive-minded center appeared in 80 games last year between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks. He had four goals and 13 assists during that time. Pahlsson played for Modo for parts of six seasons before coming over to the NHL in 2000-01.
Samuel Pahlsson C VAN May 30 '12
According to a Swedish website, pending unrestricted free agent Samuel Pahlsson is reportedly drawing interest from Modo's GM and former Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund.
He recorded four goals and 17 points in 80 games this past season between Columbus and Vancouver. "At present, there is not much to say about my future," said Pahlsson in the translated article. "My family and I are thinking of going home but there is nothing that is clear. There are many pros and cons and it is a big decision to make. My wife and I have been living [in North America] for most of our adult lives. Meanwhile, we have family and friends back home in Sweden."
Samuel Pahlsson C VAN May 11 '12
Do not expect to see Samuel Pahlsson back in a Vancouver uniform next season.
It was not the return everyone expected when the Blue Jackets dealt the checking center to the Canucks at the trade deadline. The Canucks were expected to challenge for the Stanley Cup and their first round knockout by the Kings have forced the team to re-evaluate. Look for Pahlsson to catch on elsewhere if the 34-year-old wants to play another season.
Samuel Pahlsson C VAN Feb 27 '12
The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Samuel Pahlsson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for two fourth-round picks in the 2012 Draft.
Pahlsson is a solid checking center who should fit in nicely in Vancouver's bottom-six. The depth center won a Stanley Cup in 2007 with the Anaheim Ducks. The 34-year-old has two goals and nine assists on the year and has no fantasy appeal. Vancouver had two fourth-round picks in the draft, the second one from the New York Islanders.
Samuel Pahlsson C VAN Dec 16 '11
Samuel Pahlsson returned to the Columbus lineup on Thursday after missing Tuesday's game with an illness.
Pahlsson played 13:50 minutes in his return. The Blue Jackets were forced to use Aaron Johnson at forward on Tuesday to replace Pahlsson but he was a healthy scratch Thursday. Pahlsson has no fantasy value at this time with seven points in 30 games, but he does take a lot of faceoffs with a 48 percent success rating in 396 opportunities.