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Carl Gunnarsson

30-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Gunnarsson gets the job done defensively, but he doesn't add much more. The 30-year-old blueliner is in danger of losing his job to young talents and the free-agent addition of Nate Prosser, but he wasn't much of a fantasy threat anyways with just six assists in 56 games las...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 198   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, $8.7 million contract extension with the Blues in March 2016.

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Gunnarsson scored his second goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

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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 0:46 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
2015-16 28 NHL STL 72 3 6 9 7 31 51 5.9 0 0 17:23 1 0 1 0:06 67 119
2016-17 29 NHL STL 56 0 6 6 -5 4 32 0.0 0 0 13:36 0 0 0 0:00 42 68
2017-18 30 NHL STL 8 2 1 3 3 2 8 25.0 0 0 19:00 0 0 0 0:01 7 22

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Carl Gunnarsson – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

19:00

Average Time On Ice

On average, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 19:00.

0:01

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 0:01 during power plays.

3:12

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 3:12 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:23 0:06 2:01
2016-17 13:36 0:00 0:49
2017-18 19:00 0:01 3:12

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Carl Gunnarsson
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 19 COL@COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:34 0:00
Oct 18 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 7 17:03 0:05
Oct 14 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 19:40 0:00
Oct 12 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 19:14 0:00
Oct 10 NYR@NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 19:43 0:00
Oct 9 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:47 0:00
Oct 7 DAL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 5 18:57 0:00
Oct 4 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 18:01 0:00

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

Gunnarsson (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (lower body) practiced Monday, but the Blues are unsure whether he'll be able to play Tuesday against Winnipeg, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarson (lower body) is projected to miss another game Sunday against the Predators.

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Gunnarsson will miss his second straight game Friday against the Avalanche due to a lower-body injury, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson was "dinged up" in his last game, so he'll be scratched for Wednesday's road match against the Coyotes, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson posted an assist, a plus-1 rating and five blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 win against the Islanders.

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Gunnarsson returned to the Blues lineup after sitting out the previous seven games. He finished with an assist, a shot, a hit and was minus-2 over 16:06 in a 7-3 loss to Washington.

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Although Gunnarsson (lower body) is now healthy, he'll be scratched for Tuesday night's matchup with the Senators, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson (lower body) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Gunnarsson (lower body) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Gunnarsson (lower body) is expected to be at practice Wednesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson will be evaluated Tuesday morning, and his status will be updated then with regard to that night's game against Boston, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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2014-15

The Maple Leafsí lack of responsible defenders tasked Gunnarsson with playing far too many minutes against top-flight competition last season, a role he wasnít equipped to fulfill. Those defensive issues were further exacerbated by the teamís poor puck retention, which helped Gunnarsson pile up hits and blocks on his own end of the ice, but limited his offensive impact. Acquired by the Blues in a draft day trade, Gunnarsson will likely be ticketed for duty on the teamís bottom pairing, with the lower quality of competition heíll face likely more befitting of his true talent level. Even though Gunnarsson will no longer be overmatched as frequently, the expected drop-off in ice time will result in diminished fantasy production across the board.

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.