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Carl Gunnarsson

28-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Maple Leafs’ lack of responsible defenders tasked Gunnarsson with playing far too many minutes against top-flight competition last season, a role he wasn’t equipped to fulfill. Those defensive issues were further exacerbated by the team’s poor puck retention, which helpe...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 196   DOB: 11/9/1986   BORN: Orebro, Sweden   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #194 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Carl Gunnarsson Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with the Leafs worth $9.45 million in July of 2013.

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Coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed that Gunnarsson (upper body) will play Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

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Carl Gunnarsson NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 22 43 3 12 15 8 10 45 6.7 0 0 21:26 0 2 2 1:51 46 77
2010-11 23 NHL TOR 68 4 16 20 -2 14 69 5.8 1 0 18:15 1 3 4 1:21 63 120
2011-12 24 NHL TOR 76 4 15 19 -9 20 89 4.5 0 0 21:42 0 6 6 1:13 114 152
2012-13 25 NHL TOR 37 1 14 15 5 14 28 3.6 0 0 21:17 0 0 0 0:54 78 71
2013-14 26 NHL TOR 80 3 14 17 12 34 48 6.3 1 0 19:25 0 1 1 0:13 166 176
2014-15 27 NHL STL 61 2 10 12 10 2 54 3.7 0 0 18:04 0 1 1 0:18 42 114
2014-15 Proj 27 NHL STL 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Carl Gunnarsson

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Carl Gunnarsson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

18:04

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 18:04.

0:18

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 0:18 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:17 0:54
2013-14 19:25 0:13
2014-15 18:04 0:18

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Carl Gunnarsson 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 18 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:24 0:00
Apr 16 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 17:53 0:00
Apr 11 MIN 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 20:11 0:00
Apr 9 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 16:19 0:29
Apr 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 17:30 0:27
Apr 5 at CHI Did Not Play
Apr 3 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 16:36 0:00
Apr 2 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 30 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 19:33 0:22
Mar 28 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:27 0:43
Mar 24 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 22 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 21 at MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 7:42 0:11
Mar 19 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 23:23 0:54
Mar 17 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:10 0:00
Mar 15 at DAL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20:17 0:22
Mar 14 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:22 0:00
Mar 12 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 23:12 1:28
Mar 10 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 18:58 2:08
Mar 7 at TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:43 2:27
Mar 5 at PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 22:23 0:00
Mar 1 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 23:06 0:09
Feb 28 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 19:39 0:12
Feb 26 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 5 20:57 0:00
Feb 24 MON 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:23 1:01
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Feb 21 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:02 0:00
Feb 20 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:56 0:26
Feb 17 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:36 0:45
Feb 15 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 23:29 0:00
Feb 12 at TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:16 0:03
Feb 10 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 20:45 1:27
Feb 8 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 20:23 0:00
Feb 6 at CLS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:46 0:44
Feb 5 at BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 20:22 0:00
Feb 3 TB 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 18:45 0:00
Feb 1 at WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:06 0:00
Jan 30 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:00 0:00
Jan 29 NSH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:28 0:21
Jan 19 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 16:57 0:05
Jan 17 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:07 0:16
Jan 15 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:05 0:00
Jan 13 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 15:57 0:10
Jan 10 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 21:31 0:00
Jan 8 SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:28 0:45
Jan 6 at ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 16:34 0:02
Jan 3 at SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:36 0:00
Jan 2 at ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:18 0:13
Dec 30 at NSH Did Not Play
Dec 29 COL Did Not Play
Dec 27 DAL Did Not Play
Dec 23 at COL Did Not Play
Dec 20 at SJ Did Not Play
Dec 18 at LA Did Not Play
Dec 16 LA Did Not Play
Dec 13 at COL Did Not Play
Dec 11 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 8 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 6 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:42 0:00
Dec 4 at NSH 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:10 0:00
Dec 3 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:59 0:00
Nov 29 at MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 23:07 0:19
Nov 28 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 22:44 0:05
Nov 25 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 20:50 0:21
Nov 23 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 17:46 0:00
Nov 22 at OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:47 0:00
Nov 20 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:24 0:00
Nov 18 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:51 0:00
Nov 15 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:00 0:00
Nov 13 NSH 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 17:22 0:00
Nov 11 BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:57 0:05
Nov 8 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:21 0:00
Nov 6 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:51 0:00
Nov 4 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 13:29 0:14
Nov 3 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 18:38 0:00
Nov 1 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 14:05 0:08
Oct 30 ANH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:43 0:13
Oct 28 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:53 0:15
Oct 25 CHI Did Not Play
Oct 23 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 19 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct 18 at ARI Did Not Play
Oct 16 at LA Did Not Play
Oct 11 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 9 NYR Did Not Play

Carl Gunnarsson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gunnarsson (upper body) skated on the top defensive pairing with Alex Pietrangelo during Friday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Gunnarsson (upper body) is expected to return to the Blues' lineup Saturday versus the Blue Jackets, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (upper body) won't play against the Penguins on Tuesday, the Blues' official site reports.

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Gunnarsson (upper body) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Penguins, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Gunnarsson (upper body) was not on the ice for pregame warmups Sunday, indicating he will miss the tilt with the Red Wings, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson was removed from Saturday's game against the Wild after suffering an upper-body injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson picked up an assist Friday in a 5-1 win over the Bruins. He was plus-1 and blocked two shots in the contest.

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Gunnarsson netted a rare goal in Monday's victory over the Avalanche.

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Gunnarsson (concussion) was activated from injured reserve and will play Friday against the Ducks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson (concussion) is expected to return for Friday's game in Anaheim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (concussion) skated with the team at Saturday's morning session.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

How good is Gunnarsson? Well, when the Kings couldn't pry Jake Gardiner out of the Leafs in the Jonathan Bernier deal, they set their sights on Gunnar. The Leafs refused to budge on him and for good reason -- he's a low-maintenance, top-four defender who generally plays mistake-free minutes, shuts down the opposition's best skaters, blocks shots and lays hits. He's not really an offensive type, but he was on a career pace last season (17 points in 37 games). He might some day deliver 30 points, but not this year. Still, 25 points, 125 hits and 180 blocked shots make him valuable in specialty formats.

2012-13

Gunnarsson is Mr. Steady on the Leafs' blue line. He's a safe, mistake-free defender who is a fluid skater with good mobility in all directions. He has a solid outlet pass and has shown an ability to join the rush, as well. But, on the Leafs, Gunnarsson won't see power-play time, limiting his fantasy value. He'll have a good plus-minus, though, to go along with 20-25 points. Does that fit your format?

2011-12

Gunnarsson is a guy you don't really notice for long stretches ... but that's a good thing. He plays a solid, somewhat conservative game so he doesn't get caught out of position defensively. He skates well, has a good outlet pass and the good judgement to know when he should and should not join the rush. He'd be a solid 3/4 defender on another team, but the Leafs are deep on the back end. He should scoot ahead of the lead-footed Mike Komisarek to secure a spot on the bottom pairing and will likely see time on the second power-play unit. He may be a 40-point defender some day but that day won't come this season. Expect a decent increase on last season but anything above 30 points will be pure gravy.

2010-11

Gunnarsson is the epitome of a sleeper. By the end of last March, he had quietly risen in ice time and responsibility and in fact, was seeing more ice than offensive teammate Tomas Kaberle. Gunnar can hold his own in all situations and plays an intelligent game, and he has the respect of coach Ron Wilson. Expect a significant output, perhaps in the 30-35 point range, for this emerging defender. Keeper leaguers should get on board early.

2009-10

Gunnar is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound blueliner who performed admirably for his country (Sweden) at the recent World Championships. His future is a long way off and it may be nothing more than as a depth defender; don't bother with him right now.