NAME: Sergei Samsonov
BORN: Oct. 27, 1978 Moscow
POSITION: Left Wing
CONTRACT: Samsonov's salary is $2.774 million this season. He qualifies for unrestricted free agency July 1.
Has scored 20 or more goals in four of his previous seven seasons in the NHL ... missed 23 games in 2003-04 with knee and rib injuries, scoring 17-23-40 in 58 games ... missed all but eight games of the 2002-03 season with a wrist injury suffered Oct. 18, 2002 versus Columbus ... won a bronze medal with Russia at the 2002 Olympics ... scored a career-high in goals, assists and points with 29-46-75 in 2000-01 and was named to the NHL all-star game ... awarded the Calder Trophy as NHL top rookie and named to the NHL all-rookie team in 1998 after scoring 22-25-47 ... played for Russia at the 1996 and 1997 World Junior Championship ... made his pro debut with the Detroit Vipers of the IHL in 1996-97, scoring 29-35-64 in 73 games ... scored 110 goals in 50 games with the Red Army Junior Team in 1994-95 ... 1997 rookie of the year in IHL ... has scored 9-15-24 in 35 playoff games, all with the Bruins ... first player ever to be named rookie of the year in IHL and NHL in back-to-back seasons (1997 and 1998).
- Was Boston's second pick, eighth overall, in 1997 Entry Draft.
- Signed as a free agent by Moscow Dynamo Feb. 2, 2005.
- Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Marty Reasoner, Yan Stastny and a second-round draft pick in 2006 March 9, 2006.