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Jr. Coyotes product Samuelsson picks NCAA powerhouse Boston College



The Phoenix Jr. Coyotes keep pumping out college commitments.

The latest is former Bantam AAA defenseman Adam Samuelsson, who will suit up for perennial NCAA powerhouse Boston College starting with the 2018-19 season.

Samuelsson skated for the Jr. Coyotes during the 2013-14 season and is currently with the Connecticut Jr. Rangers of the United States Premier Hockey League 16U loop.

“(BC) coach (Jerry) York is getting a big, mobile defenseman with NHL lineage who is a tremendous competitor and a leader both on and off the ice,” said Rangers director of hockey operations Jeff Hamilton. “Adam has the ability to dominate games in all situations. After successfully transitioning from the Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers youth program to the Rangers 16U team, he continues to develop and improve under head coach Peter Ferraro while playing in the ultracompetitive USPHL.”

Samuelsson is the son of NHL legend Ulf Samuelsson and will be the second member of his family to attend BC, after his older brother, Philip, who played two seasons for the Eagles from 2009-11.

Another brother, Henrik, was a first-round pick of the then-Phoenix Coyotes in 2012 and won a Memorial Cup with the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2014. He made his NHL debut in Feb. 2015 with the Coyotes against the New York Rangers and his father, who is an assistant coach in New York.

Boston College is a member of the Hockey East Association and won NCAA national championships in 1949, 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012.