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Fantasy Summary

Carlsson will be the type of defenseman that does alot of things really well but that won’t translate into big offensive stats. A 5-6 defender that the coach has confidence playing in any situation.


Observations

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October 2020 – Carlsson saw action in the 2020 playoffs with the Blackhawks. While he was used sparingly, the experience should pay off down the line for the former fourth round pick in 2016. When the season starts, look for Carlsson to make a push to start the season in Chicago. Tony Carr

 

June 2020 – Carlsson has been named the Rockford Icehogs Defenseman of the Year for the 2019-20 season. This is the second year in a row he has earned the honour. He made his NHL debut this year as well, making this his best season as a pro. He looked very good during his stint in Chicago and should be in the mix should the Blackhawks run into injuries during this coming playoff season. Tony Carr

 

April 2020 – Carlsson made his NHL debut, playing in six games prior to the season being put on hold. As with most young defencemen, the pace of play seems to be the biggest obstacle for him to overcome but overall his debut was positive. He had no problems playing in his end, dealing with corner battles and protecting the front of the net using effective positioning. He also seemed willing to take a hit to move the puck which is a great trait to have, showing poise under pressure. Look for him to start the season in Rockford again but he should be an early call up when it’s required. Tony Carr

 

February 2019 – Carlsson is having a fantastic first season in North America, discovering a scoring touch previously unseen. Through his first 50 games in the AHL, he has 25 points, which is a happy surprise. If these numbers are consistent with his future production, the Blackhawks will have found another steal in the later rounds of a draft. Tony Carr

 

September 2017-  Carlsson is another in a long line of great skating defenseman from Sweden. A very smart, efficient player, he will bring a high level of skill to the blueline in Rockford. Carlsson leans more toward the defensive side of the puck, managing his side of the ice well. It will take some time to adapt to the North American style of play but his skating being at such a high level will help compensate for the differences between leagues. Tony Carr

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 5, 1997
Height 6‘0”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 110

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 GästriklandTV-Pucken8 3 14 22|        
  Brynäs IF U16U16 SM6 1 56 34|        
  Brynäs IF J18J18 Region17 3 69 20|        
  Brynäs IF J18J18 Allsvenskan17 1 78 30|Playoffs3 0 00
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr11 1 12 8|        
 2013-2014 Brynäs IF J18J18 Region17 8 1422 24|        
  Brynäs IF J18J18 Allsvenskan17 6 410 72|Playoffs5 0 55
  Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell5 1 12 10|        
  Sweden U17WHC-175 1 23 8|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr13 1 23 12|        
 2014-2015 Brynäs IF J18J18 Region4 2 46 0|        
  Brynäs IF J18J18 Allsvenskan5 6 28 33|Playoffs4 4 26
  Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell42 6 1218 60|Playoffs2 0 11
  Brynäs IFSHL16 0 11 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Sweden U18WJC-185 1 12 4|        
  Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 13 4|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr20 6 612 22|        
 2015-2016 Brynäs IF J20J20 Nationell15 1 1011 53|Playoffs1 0 00 25 
  Brynäs IFSHL35 4 59 8|Playoffs3 0 22
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr4 3 25 0|        
 2016-2017 Brynäs IFSHL41 3 811 16|Playoffs20 0 44
  Sweden U20WJC-207 1 23 4|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr12 1 34 6|        
 2017-2018 Brynäs IFSHL44 7 1017 28|Playoffs6 0 00
  Brynäs IFChampions HL8 1 45 4|        
 2018-2019 Rockford IceHogsAHL69 9 2433 34|        
 2019-2020 Chicago BlackhawksNHL6 0 11 0|Playoffs1 0 00
  Rockford IceHogsAHL48 5 2126 26|        
 2020-2021 Rockford IceHogsAHL- - -- -|        

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