Samuelsson makes his mark in final Craig's List ranking

TSN.ca Staff
6/11/2012 12:29:26 PM
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Henrik Samuelsson could be a name to look out for at this month's NHL draft.

The big winger vaulted into the Top 30 - from 54th to 29th - with an impressive playoff run for the final TSN.ca draft ranking of the season by TSN Scout Craig Button.

Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenceman Ulf Samuelsson, made a huge impact with the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings, scoring four goals and 14 points in the WHL playoffs en route to the Memorial Cup tournament. He also tallied seven goals and 23 points in 28 regular season games.

Other prospects continue to jockey for Draft Day positioning in Button's rankings as June 22 draws closer.

Winger Erik Karlsson, not to be confused with the Ottawa Senators defenceman of the same name, cracked the Top 60 list at No. 47. Karlsson scored 14 goals and 33 points in 47 games with Frolunda in Sweden this past season.

Meanwhile, the first 11 prospects in the ranking went unchanged with Sarnia Sting forward Nail Yakupov leading the pack.

Click here at (http://www.tsn.ca/craigslist) for the full Top 60 prospect list.

TSN Scout Craig Button is part of TSN and TSN.ca's expanded DraftCentre coverage. Craig started in the NHL as a scout with the Minnesota North Stars and stayed with the organization through the move to Dallas. He later became Director of Player Personnel, helping lead the Stars to a Stanley Cup in 1999. From 2000 to 2003, Craig served as Vice President and General Manager of the Calgary Flames and later joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout.

Henrik Samuelsson (Photo: Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)


(Photo: Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
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