Offensively skilled and versatile forward with great size and hockey sense. His combination of size and skill gives him a safe floor and he has the upside to develop into an impactful top-six forward in the NHL.
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September 2022 – Carlsson played the majority of the 2021-2022 season against men in the SHL, recording nine points in 35 games. He also played 14 games in the J20 Nationell, notching a sensational 27 points in those games. That 1.93 PPG was miles ahead of any other draft-1 player in the Swedish J20 league ever (minimum of 10 games). Carlsson was one of the leading forwards for Sweden’s U18 National Team the whole season as well and will probably be one of the leading forwards in next December’s World Juniors as well.
Carlsson has a very comprehensive toolkit as he is good in practically every area and also has a projectable 6-foot-3 frame. He’s an excellent puck handler and, along with his size, is a strong puck protector. His playmaking is very strong as he possesses excellent vision and is a precise passer. Last season, Carlsson didn’t look as strong as a shooter but was able to score a bunch of nice goals anyway. This season’s U20 Four Nations tournament in August showed that I might have just missed something, as he scored four goals in three quality performances for the national team there. I think Carlsson is a very rare package as he basically has everything you can ask for – and he’s squarely in the mix for a top-five spot in the 2023 NHL Draft. Eetu Siltanen
|2015-2016||Sweden Selects U12||WSI U12||6||3||1||4||2||||
|2017-2018||Färjestad BK U16 2||U16 Div.1||15||13||14||27||0||||
|2018-2019||Färjestad BK U16 2||U16 Div.1||2||1||0||1||0||||
|Färjestad BK U16||U16 SM||3||1||0||1||0||||
|Färjestad BK U16||U16 Region||19||0||10||10||8||||
|2019-2020||Färjestad BK U16||U16 Region||15||8||9||17||4|||||Playoffs QC||3||9||2||11||4|
|Färjestad BK U16||U16 SM||3||0||1||1||2||||
|Färjestad BK J18||J18 Region||2||0||0||0||0||||