Hurricanes re-sign D-man Gustav Forsling to one-year, $874K contract


Montreal Canadiens' Christian Folin (32) checks Chicago Blackhawks' Gustav Forsling. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenceman Gustav Forsling to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal will pay Forsling $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL.

Forsling, 23, recorded three goals and nine points in 43 NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season. He also played in five games with the AHL’s Rockford Icehogs, posting two assists.

In his NHL career, the Swedish defenceman has registered eight goals and 27 points in 122 games.

"Gustav is a skilled, young defenseman," said Don Waddell, president and general manager of the Hurricanes, in a press release.

"He has shown promise throughout his time in the NHL and we expect him to continue to develop."

Forsling was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Blackhawks along with goaltender Anton Forsberg in exchange for defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward Aleksi Saarela on last month.

July 16, 2019


Gustav Forsling
AGE: 23
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