Carl Hagelin
Hagelin Penguins 2016.jpg
Born 23 August 1988 (1988-08-23) (age 31),
Nykvarn, Sweden
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden Sweden
NHL Draft 168th overall, 2007
New York Rangers
Playing career 2011–present

Carl Oliver Hagelin (born 23 August 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hagelin was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round, 168th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In 2016, Hagelin won his first Stanley Cup Championship as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Internationally, Hagelin has won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Playing careerEdit


Prior to beginning his collegiate career, Hagelin played two seasons for Södertälje SK's team in the J20 SuperElit.[1] During that time, he scored 44 goals and 51 assists, ranking fifth all-time in points and goals scored for Södertälje, as well as fourth in goals per season.[1]

After moving to North America, Hagelin played college hockey at the University of Michigan's Wolverines ice hockey team of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). In doing so, he became the first Swedish ice hockey player to ever play for the University.[2] As a junior in 2009–10, Hagelin helped Michigan win the CCHA championship and was named as an Academic All-Big Ten.[3] As a senior in 2010–11, Hagelin won the CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award and was named to the All-CCHA First Team.[4][5] He also won the CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award and was a finalist for the CCHA Player of the Year Award for the 2010–11 season,[5][6][7] in addition to the Inside College Hockey 2010–11 All-America Third Team and the AHCA/Old Time Hockey All-American Ice Hockey Team (second team, west).[8][9]

Hagelin was then selected in the sixth round draft, 168th overall, by the New York Rangers at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[10][11] Before playing at Michigan, Hagelin wore the number 26, but when that number was already taken by fellow forward Danny Fardig, Hagelin changed to 12. Hagelin later then chose to wear the number 62 with the Rangers because both 12 and 26 were already taken, so he switched the digits of his old 26, thus wearing 62.[12] Hagelin played in the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships with Sweden, winning silver.


Hagelin Rangers 2012

Hagelin as a Ranger.

The Rangers signed Hagelin to a professional contract after Michigan lost the 2011 NCAA final game, where he joined the Rangers' then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, for the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs.[13] He then began the subsequent 2011–12 season playing for the Whale.

Hagelin made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on 25 November 2011, registering an assist on a goal by Brian Boyle for his first NHL point.[14] Hagelin then scored his first career NHL goal the next day against goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers.[15]

After Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils pulled out of the 2012 NHL All-Star Rookie Showcase due to injury, Hagelin took his spot and was slated to take part in the Fastest Skater challenge during the Skills Competition, ultimately winning the competition after beating Ottawa Senators rookie Colin Greening with the fastest final round time ever recorded. Nevertheless, Hagelin later admitted Rangers teammate Marián Gáborík may be an even faster skater.[16]

On 15 April 2012, Hagelin received a three-game suspension for elbowing Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head during New York's loss in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.[17]

In the 2014–15 season, Hagelin matched his career-high of 17 goals and added 35 points in 82 games for the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers. On 24 April 2015, Hagelin scored the series-clinching goal in overtime of Game 5 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On 27 June 2015, Hagelin, slated to become a restricted free agent on 1 July, was traded along with two draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Emerson Etem and a second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, which New York used to pick Ryan Gropp.[18] He was later signed to a four-year contract with the Ducks on 14 August 2015.[19]

Hagelin Playoff Goal

Hagelin scores on Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.

In the 2015–16 season, Hagelin struggled with his new club, failing to reproduce his scoring presence from his tenure with the Rangers. With 12 points in 43 games, Hagelin was traded by the Ducks to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward David Perron and defenceman Adam Clendening on 16 January 2016.[20] Hagelin then went on to produce 27 points in 37 games, helping spark the Penguins' mid-season turnaround with his speed. He was also a key contributor in the playoffs, scoring 16 points, en route to a 2016 Stanley Cup Victory.

Personal lifeEdit

Hagelin was born in Nykvarn and grew up in Södertälje.[21] Hagelin's older brother Bobbie is a former professional ice hockey player for Södertälje SK in the Swedish Elite League and for Rødovre Mighty Bulls in the Danish AL-Bank Ligaen.[1][22][23] Carl is the great-grandson of Boris Hagelin.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 4111112228
2008–09 University of Michigan CCHA 4113183132
2009–10 University of Michigan CCHA 4519315034
2010–11 University of Michigan CCHA 4418314939
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 51124
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 1776136
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 6414243824 1703317
2012–13 Södertälje SK Allsv 856110
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 4810142418 12 3 36 0
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 7217163344 25751216
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 8217183546 19 23 5 6
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 43481214
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 37 10 17 27 18 24 6 10 16 14
NHL totals 346 72 97 169 164 97 18 24 42 53
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Silver 2008 Czech Republic


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon 6 0 0 0 0
2014 Sweden Oly Silver medal icon 6 2 0 2 0
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 6 2 0 2 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Year
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2010 [24]
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11 [25]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2010–11
Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins) 2016 [26]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pagni, C. (2011-02-20). Race to the Top: Carl Hagelin's unique impact on Michigan hockey. The Michigan Daily. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  2. Olshansky, E.. "Rangers prospect Carl Hagelin developing in a different 'Blue shirt'", New York Daily News, 2008-10-08. Retrieved on 2011-03-24. 
  3. Carl Hagelin bio. Michigan Wolverines. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  4. Arnold, Jeff. Michigan hockey senior Carl Hagelin, freshman Jon Merrill lone Wolverines named to All-CCHA teams. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Brooks, L.. "Rangers Set to Sign Michigan Winger Hagelin", New York Post, 16 March 2011. Retrieved on 2011-03-25. 
  6. Michigan hockey's Shawn Hunwick and Carl Hagelin collect CCHA awards. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  7. 2010–11 CCHA Award Winners. CCHA (2011-03-17). Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  8. Men's Old Time Hockey Division I All-Americans Announced. American Hockey Coaches Association (2011-04-08). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  9. 2010–11 INCH All-Americans. Inside College Hockey (2011-04-04). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
  10. Carl Hagelin. hockeydb. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  11. Carl Hagelin Player Profile. Hockey's Future. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  12. Hagelin ready for Rangers. Michigan Wolverines (2011-04-05). Retrieved on 2011-04-05.
  13. Goricki, D. (2011-04-11). U-M hockey captain Carl Hagelin signs pro deal with Rangers. The Detroit News. Retrieved on 2011-04-11.
  14. Rangers 6, Capitals 3. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved on 2011-11-25.
  15. Rangers blank Flyers 2–0 to move to 6–1–1 at home. Yahoo! (2011-11-26). Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved on 2011-11-26.
  16. Carl Hagelin, Rangers Rookie, wins fastest skater at NHL All-Star skills competition. New York Post (2012-01-29). Retrieved on 2012-01-30.
  17. Rangers' Hagelin suspended three games, Carkner gets one. The Sports Network (2012-04-15). Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved on 2012-04-15.
  18. "Rangers trade Cam Talbot and Carl Hagelin", New York Post, 2015-06-27. Retrieved on 2015-06-27. 
  19. "Ducks sign Hagelin to four-year contract", Anaheim Ducks, 2015-08-14. Retrieved on 2015-08-14. 
  20. "Penguins acquire forward Carl Hagelin from the Ducks", Pittsburgh Penguins, 2016-01-16. Retrieved on 2016-01-16. 
  21. Carl Hagelin took the Stanley Cup back to his humble Swedish roots (20 August 2016). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  22. Swedish contingent roots for Michigan's Carl Hagelin. Detroit Free Press. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  23. Bobbie Hagelin. hockeydb. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  24. "2012–13 CCHA Media Guide", ISSUU. Retrieved on 2014-04-23. 
  25. "All-CCHA Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-27. 
  26. Penguins win Stanley Cup, defeat Sharks in Game 6. National Hockey League (2016-06-12). Retrieved on 2016-06-12.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tommy Wingels
CCHA Best Defensive Forward
Succeeded by
Luke Glendening
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