|Assets:||Has an excellent frame and a long reach. Moves the puck quickly and efficiently out of danger. Can play a shutdown role if required. Can also play on the power play if needed.|
|Flaws:||Must continue to get stronger in order to maximize his big-league potential. Doesn't play a physical game. Also doesn't produce great point totals at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Stabilizing big-minute defenseman.|
|10/28/2014||Missed 7 games (hip surgery).|
|10/09/2014||Hip surgery, injured reserve.|
|6/28/2014||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|1/09/2014||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/07/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/22/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a three-year contract.|
|6/29/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/20/2013||Missed 3 games (hip injury).|
|4/15/2013||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|2/18/2013||Missed 8 games (hip injury).|
|2/07/2013||Hip injury, injured reserve.|
|2/02/2013||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|11/12/2012||Signed with Orebro HK (Sweden).|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 2 regular season games (separated shoulder).|
|4/05/2012||Separated shoulder, remainder of the regular season.|
|2/21/2012||Missed 3 games (ankle injury).|
|2/14/2012||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|11/30/2011||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|11/27/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|6/14/2011||Re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year contract.|
|1/14/2010||Missed 22 games (hyperextended elbow).|
|12/01/2009||Hyperextended elbow, early January.|
|11/12/2009||Recalled from Toronto (AHL).|
|9/30/2009||Assigned to Toronto (AHL).|
|6/01/2009||Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs to an entry-level contract.|
|6/28/2014||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Carl Gunnarsson to the St. Louis Blues for Roman Polak and a 4th round selection in 2014.|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 7th round (194th overall) in 2007.|
Gunnarsson will serve as a top-four blueliner | 06/29/2014 11:05 AM
NewsThe St. Louis Blues think that a left-handed defenseman like Carl Gunnarsson will be a good fit for them.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ImpactGunnarsson figures to play on one of the Blues' top-two defensive pairings. The most likely scenario is that he'll play alongside Kevin Shattenkirk, but obviously that's subject to change. Unfortunately, Gunnarsson doesn't have the offensive upside necessary to make him a factor in standard fantasy leagues.
Blues acquire Gunnarsson for Polak | 06/28/2014 11:36 AM
NewsThe St. Louis Blues have acquired Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick in this year's entry draft for Roman Polak.
jonas Siegel Twitter
ImpactThe Blues take a little salary cap hit to get a younger defenseman and a fourth-round pick. Not a bad swap. Gunnarsson's fantasy fortunes will change little in St. Louis. He is still not worth drafting in hockey pools.
Carl Gunnarsson undergoes hip surgery | 05/12/2014 5:34 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson has undergone hip surgery.
ImpactGunnarsson is expected to be fine for the start of training camp, so this is just an FYI. He had three goals and 17 points in 80 games in 2013-14.
Gunnarsson has been picking up points lately | 03/26/2014 8:20 AM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson found the back of the net in Toronto's 5-3 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has been an unlikely source of offense of late, with two goals and two assists in his last seven games. Gunnarsson has reached the 20-point mark once his five-year career and now he has 17. He's known more for being a solid defensive presence and he currently ranks fifth in the NHL with 166 blocked shots.
Carl Gunnarsson ends lengthy goal drought | 01/21/2014 9:46 AM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson scored for the first time in 83 games in Monday's win over Phoenix.
ImpactIt was his first goal of the season and his seventh point in 50 games. Gunnarsson isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he has racked up 114 hits and 116 blocks to go with a plus-10 rating.
Carl Gunnarsson will dress Thursday night | 01/09/2014 7:02 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson is back in the lineup from his wrist injury.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactHe missed one game with the ailment. He is projected to be paired with Cody Franson against Carolina on Thursday night.
Gunnarsson will be a game-time call Thursday | 01/09/2014 3:02 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson (wrist) is listed as a game-time decision for Thursday's match in Carolina.
ImpactHe missed Tuesday's game with a sore wrist after he was injured early into Saturday's contests against the New York Rangers.
Carl Gunnarsson will have MRI on Tuesday | 01/05/2014 2:11 PM
NewsToronto Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson will undergo an MRI for his upper-body injury on Monday.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactReports indicate that Gunnarsson's injury is elbow-related. The Maple Leafs might keep that under wraps, anyway, but we might know more about the extent of that injury early next week.
Carl Gunnarsson suffers upper-body injury | 01/04/2014 8:58 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson left the game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury.
Leafs PR on Twitter
ImpactThe defenseman didn't play after a first-period hit from Carl Hagelin. He logged 5:06 and had a shot on goal. Gunnarsson has played an average of 20:05 and the inconsistent Leafs defensive group can ill afford to lose him for an extended period.
Carl Gunnarsson, Dion Phaneuf to stay intact | 12/15/2013 11:42 AM
NewsThe Toronto defense has been a source of instability all season but Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle will not break up the pairing of Carl Gunnarsson and Dion Phaneuf.
ImpactThis is the only defense pairing that has remained a constant for the Leafs from start to present. "I would say at this point we think that they're our go-to pair," Carlyle said. "Right now, I don't think (breaking up the two) is a possibility for us. . .But coaches change their minds." Searching for balance, Carlyle split Gunnarsson and Phaneuf for the first 28 games last season with Phaneuf playing alongside Korbinian Holzer and current Blackhawk Michael Kostka. By mid-March, though, he abandoned the plan and reconnected the team's usual top pairing.
Carl Gunnarsson signs three-year extension | 07/22/2013 5:20 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson has signed a three-year/$9.45 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Nick Kypreos on Twitter
ImpactThis deal makes Gunnarsson's arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday moot. He had 15 points and averaged 21:17 minutes of playing time in 37 games last season. The Maple Leafs have about $6 million in cap space left and they still need to re-sign restricted free agents Cody Franson, Mark Fraser, Leo Komarov, and Nazem Kadri.
Carl Gunnarsson gets arbitrator date | 07/16/2013 5:12 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson's arbitration date is set.
ImpactGunnarsson and the Toronto Maple Leafs are scheduled to meet with an arbitrator on July 26. Of course, they can make that hearing moot if they agree to terms before then. He had a goal and 15 points in 37 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
Carl Gunnarsson elects salary arbitration | 07/10/2013 5:39 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson filed for salary arbitration.
Chris Johnston on Twitter
ImpactSportsnet's Chris Johnston says the two sides continue to try to hammer out a "longer-term" extension. Gunnarsson had 15 points last season.
Gunnarsson set for restricted free agency | 05/22/2013 4:35 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson will be a restricted free agent this summer.
Impact"The ball is in their court right now, so they got to get it moving," Gunnarsson said. "The four years I've had here have been great. We'll see what they want from me next year. I haven't thought about what I want." He plans to speak with his agent this week.
Gunnarsson to return Saturday v Sens | 04/20/2013 12:50 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson will return to the Maple Leaf lineup Saturday night against Ottawa.
ImpactHe seems to have recovered from a hip injury that had sidelined him for three games. John-Michael Liles could be the odd man out. If you need Gunnarsson, feel free to activate him.
Carl Gunnarsson could return Saturday | 04/18/2013 12:21 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson (lower body) will sit out his third straight game Thursday night.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactCoach Randy Carlyle said the team is targeting Saturday's match-up versus Ottawa as a possible return date.
Carl Gunnarsson won't play on Tuesday night | 04/16/2013 5:24 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson (lower body) didn't travel with the team and will not play Tuesday night.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
ImpactGunnarsson is being listed as day-to-day, but it seems like the Leafs are making sure he's 100 percent for the postseason. The Maple Leafs return home to host the Islanders on Thursday and we'll update you on Gunnarsson's status for that contest as soon as we know it.
Carl Gunnarsson sits out Monday's contest | 04/16/2013 10:00 AM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson didn't play Monday night because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe is being listed as day-to-day but he may have just been given the night off since he's been nursing hip and groin issues all season. It wouldn't be surprising if he was back in the lineup Wednesday night, but another night off could also do him some good.
Carl Gunnarsson will play through hip injury | 03/11/2013 12:51 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson is still dealing with an ongoing hip issue.
ImpactHe said he expects the ailment to linger for the rest of the season. In the meantime, he hasn't allowed the injury to affect his game. Gunnarsson was credited with three more hits (35) and four more blocked shots (25) in Saturday's shootout loss to Pittsburgh. He also has nine points and a plus-2 rating in his 18 appearances this season.
Maple Leafs activate Carl Gunnarsson | 02/18/2013 7:25 PM
NewsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have activated Carl Gunnarsson (hip) from the injured reserve list.
David Alter on Twitter
ImpactGunnarsson has a goal and three points in seven games this season. He hasn't played since Jan. 31.
Carl Gunnarsson has chance of Sat. return | 02/15/2013 12:40 PM
NewsThe Leafs have not ruled out Carl Gunnarsson (hip) returning on Saturday.
ImpactIt doesn't seem all that likely, though, as he just returned to practice Wednesday and is still undergoing physical therapy. He stayed in Toronto on Thursday to receive massage therapy that has helped his hip in the past. "He's had it done before and it seemed to help," Carlyle said. "We'll have to see how it works out."
Carl Gunnarsson practices Wednesday | 02/13/2013 5:25 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson (hip) participated in Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHe has missed the past six games with what is believed to be a groin or hip injury. The Leafs probably won't feel the need to rush him because several players who started the year with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL have fit in very nicely on the back end so far.
Carl Gunnarsson is on the IR list | 02/07/2013 4:15 PM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson (groin) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactGunnarsson has already been sidelined for a week now, so he can be activated whenever he's healthy. In the meantime, this clears up a roster spot for Toronto.
C. Gunnarsson out with suspected groin injury | 02/05/2013 11:49 AM
NewsCarl Gunnarsson is reportedly dealing with a groin injury.
ImpactThe ailment, which the Leafs are calling a "lower-body injury," has prevented him from playing in Toronto's past two games. He was to undergo tests on Sunday after pulling himself off the ice during Saturday's morning skate.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||58||9||16||25||-||56||-||-||-||-||-||0.43|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||4||1||0||1||-||4||-||-||-||-||-||0.25|
|Goals||1||vs. Nas||Nov 13||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Nov 15||2|
|Points||2||vs. Nas||Nov 13||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Buf||Nov 11||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Nas||Nov 13||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||12 times-last:at Mtl||last:Nov 20||0|
|Power Play Points||0||12 times-last:at Mtl||last:Nov 20||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||12 times-last:at Mtl||last:Nov 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||12 times-last:at Mtl||last:Nov 20||0|
|Shots||3||vs. NJ||Nov 6||3|
|Goals||4||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Tor)|
|Penalty Minutes||34||2013-14 (Tor)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Tor)|
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