USA Hockey's Mattias Samuelsson has the name - and the game - of a future NHL standout

Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 14:30:22-04


At USA Hockey Arena, top NHL prospects are being groomed every day.

Mattias Samuelsson is a bruising defenseman and the captain of the National Team Development Program's first-place U-18's. He's proejcted as a first-round pick at this summer's NHL Draft.

He's been groomed for his day at the draft since he was born. His father, Kjell Samuelsson, played 14 years in the NHL.

Samuelsson has the name and the game of an NHL player. Brad Galli sat down with the NHL prospect in Plymouth.