Blue Jackets Recall Gabriel CarlssonFeb 10, 2020
The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday that the Blue Jackets recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson from the Monsters.
A 6’5”, 192 lb. left-shooting native of Örebro, Sweden, Carlsson, 23, was originally selected by Columbus in the first round (29th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year, two-way entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on April 19, 2016. Carlsson posted two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in six appearances for Columbus this season and added 1-10-11 with 14 penalty minutes and a +8 rating in 39 appearances for the Monsters. In 23 career NHL appearances for the Blue Jackets spanning parts of four seasons from 2016-20, Carlsson supplied 0-3-3 with eight penalty minutes and a -4 rating and posted a +1 rating in five postseason appearances for Columbus in 2017. In 142 career AHL appearances for Cleveland spanning parts of four seasons from 2016-20, Carlsson contributed 5-24-29 with 44 penalty minutes and a +8 rating. In 92 career SHL appearances for Linköping HC spanning parts of three seasons from 2014-17, Carlsson tallied 3-12-15 with eight penalty minutes and a +15 rating. Additionally, Carlsson represented Sweden in the 2016 and 2017 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.
The Monsters also announced Monday that forward Abbott Girduckis was released from his professional tryout (PTO) agreement.