Carl Grundström

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Carl Grundström
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Grundström with the Toronto Marlies in 2018
Born (1997-12-01) 1 December 1997 (age 21)
Umeå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Los Angeles Kings
Modo Hockey
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 57th overall, 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2014–present

Carl Grundström (born 1 December 1997) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Grundström was selected in the second round, 57th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Grundström made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Modo Hockey during the 2014–15 SHL season.[1] Following Modo's relegation to the HockeyAllsvenskan at the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Grundström remained in the SHL in signing a two-year contract with Frölunda HC on April 13, 2016.[2]

In the 2016–17 season, Grundström recorded a career best 14 goals and 20 points in 45 games with Frölunda. On April 28, 2017, Grundström left Frölunda mid-contract, using his NHL exit clause in agreeing to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[3]

After attending the Maple Leafs training camp for the 2017–18 season, Grundström was re-assigned to continue his development on loan in Sweden with Frölunda HC on October 2, 2017.[4] He placed second on the club with 17 goals and finished with 24 points in 35 games. For the second consecutive season he was re-assigned to join the Toronto Marlies in the post-season. He helped the Marlies to claim their first Calder Cup, posting 8 goals and 14 points in 20 playoff games, leading all AHL rookies in playoff scoring.

In his first full season in North America in 2018–19, Grundström continued on assignment with the Toronto Marlies. He collected 29 points in 42 games before he was traded by the Maple Leafs, along with prospect Sean Durzi and a 2019 first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jake Muzzin on January 28, 2019.[5] He was immediately re-assigned to join the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, but was called up on March 9, 2019 and made his NHL debut, where he scored his first NHL goal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Modo Hockey J20 31 6 4 10 6 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey J20 27 21 15 36 53 4 4 2 6 2
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 24 2 3 5 8
2015–16 Modo Hockey J20 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Modo Hockey SHL 49 7 9 16 53
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 45 14 6 20 6 14 1 1 2 4
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 6 3 1 4 2
2017–18 Frölunda HC SHL 35 17 7 24 8 6 2 0 2 2
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 1 2 3 0 20 8 6 14 14
2018–19 Toronto Marlies AHL 42 13 16 29 26
2018–19 Ontario Reign AHL 13 3 7 10 6
2018–19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 5 1 6 6
SHL totals 153 40 25 65 75 20 3 1 4 6
NHL totals 15 5 1 6 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Sweden U17 6th 5 0 1 1 4
2014 Sweden IH18 4th 5 0 2 2 2
2015 Sweden WJC18 8th 5 3 2 5 10
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 0 1 6
2017 Sweden WJC 4th 7 3 4 7 12
Junior totals 29 7 9 16 34

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies) 2018 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forsberg's tribute to the talented Grundstrom". expressen.se (in Swedish). 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Grundstrom to Frolunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Leafs sign F Grundstrom to ELC contract". The Sports Network. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Maple Leafs reduce roster". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  5. ^ "LA Kings acquire 2019 first-round pick, two prospects for Jake Muzzin". Los Angeles Kings. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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