Beyond The Benches

Samuelsson Named Head Coach Of Hurricanes Affiliate

Ulf Samuelsson has now be named the third coach in the Charlotte Checkers’ AHL franchise history. The Checkers are the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes. Samuelsson has played in 1,080 NHL games over his career with a total of five different teams. The 52-year-old began his career in Hartford alongside current Carolina General Manager Ron Francis before the duo was shipped to Pittsburgh Penguins, where they helped the capture back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.