Flyers call on Berube; Phantoms play Kjell game

The Philadelphia Flyers on Monday announced that they have named Craig Berube an assistant coach under John Stevens, who became the team’s head coach on Sunday.

Berube was six games into his first season as head coach of the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms, guiding them to a record of 3-2-1-0. He joins Terry Murray as an assistant under Stevens.

Berube was Stevens’ assistant with the Phantoms when they won the Calder Cup championship in 2005.

Kjell Samuelsson, in his seventh season as an assistant with the Phantoms, has been named the AHL club’s fourth head coach.

Samuelsson, 48, spent nine seasons in the Flyers organization as a player before joining the coaching ranks upon his retirement in 1999. He played 813 career NHL games with Philadelphia, the N.Y. Rangers, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, winning a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1992.

Drafted by the Rangers in 1984, Samuelsson appeared in 56 AHL games with the New Haven Nighthawks as a rookie in 1985-86.