July 2, 1974 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)|
|Played for||Timrå IK|
As a junior player, Carlsson began playing for his hometown club Uppsala AIS during the 1992-93 season. The team, later known as Almtuna IS, was struggling in the third/second-level league Division 1 and rarely qualified for play in the second-level Allsvenskan (which still was the spring part of the league at the time). He stayed with the club for six seasons.
After having failed at the NHL drafts, in 1997 Robert moved to the slightly more promising Timrå IK of a neighbouring division in the same league. The struggle continued at first, but at the end of his third season with the team Carlsson helped Timrå win promotion to Elitserien in 2000.
On December 6, 2005 Robert Carlsson set the new club record of total games played with 452 in a game against Färjestads BK. The following season he also became the first player to reach 500 games with Timrå IK, which happened on January 27, 2007 while facing Skellefteå AIK.
Aged 33, Robert announced his retirement on March 7, 2008 at the end of his eleventh season with Timrå IK.
- Robert Carlsson – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- Robert Carlsson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- "Robert Carlsson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved January 31, 2007.
- "452:an Carlsson". Timrå IK. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
- "Kenta snackar Inför TIMRÅ IK - Skellefteå AIK". Timrå IK. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
- ""Robban" lägger av". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-03-07.[dead link]
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