Carl Gunnarsson

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Carl Gunnarsson
Carl Gunnarsson 2012-03-07.JPG
Gunnarsson with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012
Born (1986-11-09) November 9, 1986 (age 28)
Örebro, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Linköpings HC
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 194th overall, 2007
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2005–present

Carl Gunnarsson (born November 9, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League, after being traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who originally drafted him in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to coming to North America, Gunnarsson played for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Elite League. Gunnarsson plays internationally for Sweden and has participated in 3 IIHF World Championships, capturing one silver and two bronze medals.

Playing career[edit]

Gunnarsson was selected in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] Before joining the Maple Leafs in the NHL, Gunnarsson played in the Swedish Elite League for Linköpings HC.[2] He was signed by the Maple Leafs to an entry level contract on June 3, 2009. He made his NHL debut during the 2009—10 season, initially splitting time between the Maple Leafs and their American Hockey League affiliate, Toronto Marlies. Gunnarsson scored his first NHL goal on January 29, 2010, against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils.[2] After his rookie season, he led the team in plus-minus.[2]

On June 28, 2014, Gunnarsson was traded to the St. Louis Blues, along with a 4th round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Roman Polák.[3]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2010 Germany
Bronze 2009 Switzerland

Gunnarsson made his international debut for Sweden at the 2004 IIHF World Under-18 Championships. He played in six games, recorded 24 penalty minutes and no points. Later in his career, he has played for Sweden at three separate World Championships, helping his team capture a medal each time (one silver and two bronze).[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Arboga IFK Swe.1 12 1 5 6 8
2005–06 Linköpings HC SEL 14 0 0 0 0
2006–07 VIK Västerås HK Swe.1 15 2 3 5 14
2006–07 Linköpings HC SEL 30 2 2 4 8
2007–08 Linköpings HC SEL 53 2 7 9 26 16 0 4 4 10
2008–09 Linköpings HC SEL 53 6 10 16 26 7 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 12 0 2 2 2
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 3 12 15 10
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 68 4 16 20 14
2011–12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 4 15 19 20
2012–13 Örebro HK Swe.1 10 0 4 4 2
2012–13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 1 14 15 14 7 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 3 14 17 34
NHL totals 304 15 71 86 92 7 0 1 1 0
SHL totals 150 10 19 29 60 23 0 5 5 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Sweden WJC18 5th 6 0 0 0 24
2009 Sweden WC 3rd 6 2 0 2 4
2010 Sweden WC 3rd 9 1 1 2 2
2011 Sweden WC 2nd 9 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 24
Senior totals 24 3 3 6 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs Draft History". hockeydb.com. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carl Gunnarsson Toronto Maple Leafs". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Blues trade Roman Polak to Maple Leafs for Carl Gunnarsson, pick". CBS Sports. 2014-06-28. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  4. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (ed.). IIHF Guide & Record Book 2014. Toronto: Fenn/McClelland & Stewart. p. 363. 

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