Blue Jackets Assign D Gabriel Carlsson to Monsters


Swedish blue-liner posted 1-5-6 in 12 appearances for Monsters this season

The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Tuesday that the Blue Jackets assigned defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to the Monsters. A 6’5”, 192 lb., left-handed native of Orebro, Sweden, Carlsson, 21, was originally selected by Columbus in the first round (29th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Carlsson posted two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in one appearance for Columbus this season and added 1-5-6 with two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 12 appearances for the Monsters this year. Carlsson posted 0-3-3 with six penalty minutes and a -3 rating in 17 career NHL appearances for the Blue Jackets spanning the past three seasons and notched a +1 rating in five postseason appearances for Columbus in 2017.

In 36 career AHL appearances for the Monsters spanning the past three seasons, Carlsson supplied 2-4-6 with 16 penalty minutes and a -1 rating and logged 3-12-15 with eight penalty minutes and a +15 rating in 92 career SHL appearances for Linköping HC spanning parts of three seasons from 2014-17. Additionally, Carlsson represented Sweden in the 2016 and 2017 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday home clash vs. the Toronto Marlies with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.