HEAD EUROPEAN SCOUT
HEAD NORTH AMERICAN SCOUT
BOB L U C C I N I
V I L L E V I RTA
BOB T EOFILO
PLAYER INFORMATION &
VIDEO SCOUTING COORDINATOR
Sergei Samsonov is in his fi fth year of working
in the Carolina Hurricanes hockey operations
department and his second year in forwards
development. Samsonov, 39, played for 13 NHL
seasons before joining the Hurricanes as an
amateur scout in September 2014.
A fi rst-round selection, eighth overall, of
the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry
Draft, Samsonov totaled 235 goals and 336
assists (571 points) in 888 career games with the Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal
Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. The Moscow native
captured the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie in 1997-98, after tallying 47
points (22g, 25a) in his fi rst NHL season, and played in the 2001 NHL All-Star Game.
Samsonov was acquired by the Hurricanes in January 2008, and totaled 54 goals and
81 assists (135 points) in 249 regular-season games with Carolina. Internationally,
Samsonov represented Russia at the 1996 and 1997 World Junior Championships,
the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Sergei and his wife, Meghan, have two daughters: Natasha and Anya.
TIM G L E ASON
Tim Gleason, 35, is entering his fi rst
season with the Hurricanes in defensemen
development. Gleason is responsible for
working with all defensemen in the Hurricanes
system, including drafted players in the Canadian
major-junior hockey leagues, college, ECHL and
American Hockey League (AHL).
Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in
the fi rst round, 23rd overall, in the 2001 NHL
Entry Draft, Gleason played 727 career NHL
games with Los Angeles, Carolina, Toronto and Washington, totaling 142 points (17g,
125a) and 701 penalty minutes. Acquired by the Hurricanes in Sept. 2006, he went on
to play 546 regular-season games for the franchise and ranks sixth in the team’s North
Carolina history (since 1997) in games played. Gleason also appeared in 19 Stanley
Cup playoff games for the Hurricanes, and scored the overtime, game-winning goal in
Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfi nals against the Devils.
A native of Clawson, MI, Gleason represented the United States in a number
of international competitions, winning silver at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in
Vancouver. He also played for Team USA at the 2008 IIHF World Championship and
the 2001 and 2003 World Junior Championships.
ADDITIONAL HOCKEY S TAFF