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Gustav Forsling
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Born June 12, 1996 (1996-06-12) (age 23)
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 (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Linköpings HC
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 Chicago Blackhawks 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 CareerEdit

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.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13Linköpings HC J2014011810000
2013–14Linköpings HC J2044612183621342
2014–15Linköpings HC SHL383368
2015–16Linköpings HC SHL4861521461234
2016–17Chicago BlackhawksNHL382354
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL3017812
SHL totals 86 9 18 27 12 6 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 38 2 3 5 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WHC17 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 LifeEdit

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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