Gabriel Carlsson (born 2 January 1997) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Gabriel Carlsson
Born (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 23)
Örebro, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
Linköpings HC
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2015
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2014–present

He was considered one of the top ten international skaters for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau before he was selected 29th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Carlsson came through the youth ranks of Örebro HK, before joining the Linköpings HC youth system in 2013. He made his Swedish Hockey League (SHL) debut with Linköping's men's squad during the 2014–15 SHL season. After appearing in 10 post-season games, Carlsson was signed to a two-year contract extension to remain with Linköping on 17 April 2015.[2] He made 45 appearances in the 2015–16 SHL season with one goal and eight assists. Carlsson also competed in six playoff contests with Linköping that year.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who picked Carlsson in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, announced on 19 April 2016 that he has signed a three-year entry level contract with the franchise.[3] He made his NHL debut at the end of the 2016–17 season and played in five Stanley Cup playoff games.[4] On 15 October 2017, Carlsson was injured during a game against the New York Rangers and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.[5]

Carlsson started the 2018–19 season with the Blue Jackets in the NHL,[6] but was reassigned to the Cleveland Monsters on 10 October.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2014–15 Linköpings HC J20 39 0 7 7 14 3 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Linköpings HC SHL 7 0 2 2 0 10 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Linköpings HC J20 11 2 6 8 8 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Linköpings HC SHL 45 1 8 9 2 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Linköpings HC SHL 40 2 2 4 6 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 14 0 2 2 4
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 33 2 3 5 14
2018–19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Cleveland Monsters AHL 67 2 10 12 14 8 0 3 3 2
SHL totals 92 3 12 15 8 22 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 17 0 3 3 6 5 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden U17 6th 5 0 0 0 2
2014 Sweden IH18 4th 5 0 1 1 0
2015 Sweden WJC18 8th 5 0 0 0 2
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 0 3 3 8
2017 Sweden WJC 4th 6 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 28 0 6 6 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McDavid tops NHL Central Scouting mid-term rankings". The Sports Network. 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Six players are ready for LHC". Linköpings HC (in Swedish). 17 April 2015. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Gabriel Carlsson signs ELC". bluejackets.nhl.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Blue Jackets assign Gabriel Carlsson and Jordan Schroeder to Cleveland". NHL.com. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. ^ Hedger, Brian (15 October 2017). "CBJ place Gabriel Carlsson on Injured Reserve, recall Markus Nutivaara". NHL.com. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets set season-opening roster". NHL.com. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets assign Carlsson to Cleveland Monsters". NHL.com. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Zach Werenski
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2015
Succeeded by
Pierre-Luc Dubois