Gordon, 27, played in 54 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League last season. In that time, he recorded 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) and 49 penalty minutes. He also suited up for six games with the Vancouver Canucks.
In 350 career AHL games with Hershey, Syracuse and Chicago, Gordon has scored 267 points (126 goals, 141 assists) and collected 236 penalty minutes. In 2009 and 2010, Gordon helped the Hershey Bears capture back-to-back Calder Cup championships, and has 22 goals and 14 assists for 36 points in 46 career AHL postseason games. Gordon also participated in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic.
A native of Halifax, N.S., Gordon was originally drafted by Washington in 2004. He has played in 55 career NHL games between Washington, Anaheim and Vancouver, notching three goals and four assists.
Samson, 25, played in 37 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League last season, recording seven goals and 18 assists for 25 points.
A native of Greenfield Park, Que., Samson has appeared in 356 career AHL games with Charlotte and Albany during six seasons in the Carolina Hurricanes system, collecting 133 goals and 147 assists for 280 points. He also has seven goals and four assists in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games. Samson represented Charlotte at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic.
In 46 NHL games with Carolina, Samson has recorded two goals and seven assists for nine points.