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Samuelsson To Forgo Final Two Seasons To Pursue Pro Career

April 13, 2011

Boston College sophomore defenseman Philip Samuelsson will forgo his junior and senior seasons at Boston College to pursue a professional career in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Samuelsson played in all 39 games in 2010-11. He recorded 14 points - four goals and 10 assists - and a plus-minus rating of +17.

Samuelsson played in 81 games in his two seasons at Boston College. He tallied 30 points - five goals and 25 assists.

He was selected by the Penguins in the second round (61st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Boston College finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-8-1 record. The Eagles captured the Beanpot title, the Hockey East regular-season crown and the Lamoriello Trophy as the league's tournament champions.

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