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Gustav Forsling
Born 12 June 1996 (1996-06-12) (age 25)
Linköping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Linköpings HC
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 126th overall, 2014
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2014–present

Gustav Forsling (born June 12, 1996) is a Swedish ice hockey player who is currently signed with the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[]

A product of Linköpings HC, Gustav made his senior Swedish Hockey League debut with the club during the 2014–15 SHL season.

On May 11, 2016, he signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and made the Blackhawks opening night roster to begin his first North American season in the 2016–17 season.

On November 13, 2016, he scored his first NHL goal in a 3–2 win against Al Montoya of the Montreal Canadiens. He was later re-assigned to the team's AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs on January 6, 2017.

On June 24, 2019, Forsling was traded by the Blackhawks to the Carolina Hurricanes along with Anton Forsberg in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Linköpings HC J20 14 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Linköpings HC J20 44 6 12 18 36 2 1 3 4 2
2014–15 Linköpings HC SHL 38 3 3 6 8
2015–16 Linköpings HC SHL 48 6 15 21 4 6 1 2 3 4
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 38 2 3 5 4
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 30 1 7 8 12
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 41 3 10 13 8
2017–18 Rockford IceHogs AHL 18 2 3 5 6 13 1 4 5 6
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 0 2 2 2
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 3 6 9 30
SHL totals 86 9 18 27 12 6 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 122 8 19 27 42

International[]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden U17 Template:Goca 6 0 2 2 2
2013 Sweden IH18 7th 4 0 0 0 6
2014 Sweden WJC18 4th 7 4 1 5 2
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 3 5 8 0
Junior totals 24 7 8 15 10

Personal Life[]

Gustav has an older brother, Hampus (born on June 19, 1994) and a younger brother, Hannes (born on August 16, 2001) who both play for Linköpings HC.

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