The Coyotes signed Garrett Samuelson, a 5’9’ wing who played for Northfield High school in Minnesota last year. Samuelson, a physical two-way forward had 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 25 games and was tied for most points for Northfield. Coyotes' scout, Brian Parrish, had numerous chances to watch Samuelson play this year, as he was a teammate of his son, and is "impressed with Garrett’s play in every area of the game."
When asked why the Coyotes wanted Samuelson for their inaugural season, Parrish replied,"He can put the puck in the net, and has an unselfish ability to set up other players. On top of that he never stops working. His two way play and hustle makes him a coaches dream! "
Samuelson, who moved back to Minnesota last year to finish his High school career in Northfield, played the previous year in Anchorage, Alaska for the U18 Comets. Garrett is another great addition to the team and can fill many roles for the Casper Coyotes!