Gustav Forsling
Gustav Forsling.jpg
Born 12 June 1996 (1996-06-12) (age 24),
Linköping, Sweden
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Linköpings HC
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 126th overall, 2014
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2014–present

Gustav Forsling (born 12 June 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League (NHL). Forsling 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, Forsling made his senior Swedish Hockey League debut with the club during the 2014–15 SHL season. After his selection by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Forsling's NHL rights were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Adam Clendening on 29 January 2015.[1]

On 11 May 2016, he inked a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.[2] He made the Blackhawks opening night roster to begin his first North American season in 2016–17. On 13 November 2016, Forsling scored his first NHL goal in a 3–2 win, against Al Montoya of the Montreal Canadiens.[3] He was later reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs on January 6, 2017.

On 24 June 2019, Forsling was traded by the Blackhawks, along with Anton Forsberg to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.[4]

International playEdit

He represented Sweden's junior national teams on several occasions. Serving as captain for Team Sweden, he was named to the All-Star Team at the 2016 World Junior Championship. He earned his first caps with Sweden's men's national team during the 2015–16 Euro Hockey Tour.

Personal lifeEdit

Forsling has an older brother, Hampus[5] and a younger brother, Hannes[6] who both play for Linköpings HC.

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
2017–18 Chicago BlackhawksNHL41310138
2017–18 Rockford IceHogs AHL182356131456
2018–19 Rockford IceHogs AHL50222
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL4336930
SHL totals 86 9 18 27 12 6 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 122 8 19 27 42


Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden U17 Gold medal icon 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


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