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Carl Gunnarsson

27-Year-Old Defenseman – St. Louis Blues

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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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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Hip    EST. RETURN:  10/23/2014
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.

October 18, 2014  –  Carl Gunnarsson News

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Gunnarsson (hip) will not play in either of the Blues' back-to-back weekend tilts, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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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
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#4 Left Defenseman
  1. Jay Bouwmeester
  2. Ian Cole
  3. Barret Jackman
  4. Carl Gunnarsson  IR
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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:17 0:54
2013-14 19:25 0:13

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

Gunnarsson (hip) was on the ice Tuesday as a participant in full-contact practice, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson has been cleared to play by doctors, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Gunnarsson was able to ditch his non-contact jersey during Thursday's morning skate, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) will not be placed on injured reserve to begin the season, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) won't be ready for the beginning of the regular season, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) practiced in a red no-contact jersey Saturday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Gunnarsson skated with the team for the first time Tuesday, skating for 10-15 minutes, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) has been limited to skating on his own during the Blues' pre-camp scrimmages, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) has been traded to the Blues for Roman Polak, according to Lance Hornsby of the Toronto Sun. The 94th overall draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft was sent to the Blues in the same package.

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Gunnarsson had successful hip surgery and will be ready for training camp, reports NBC Sports.

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Gunnarsson (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's game against Ottawa, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

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Gunnarsson scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Blues. He has four points in his last seven games.

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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.