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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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Gunnarsson scored his first goal as a member of the Blues, adding an assist and a plus-3 rating, in Thursday's win over the Predators.

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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 12 1 3 4 5 2 11 9.1 0 0 15:23 0 0 0 0:05 7 16
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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#2 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

15:23

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 15:23.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Carl Gunnarsson was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 21:17 0:54
2013-14 19:25 0:13
2014-15 15:23 0:05

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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
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 had an assist Thursday in a win over the Ducks. He was plus-1 and took one shot in just 10:43 of ice time.

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Gunnarsson (hip) will play Tuesday against the Stars, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Gunnarsson (hip) still doesn't sound like he's ready to make his season debut, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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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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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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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.