The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Gustav Forsling on a three-year contract.
Forsling, 19, registered 21 points (6G, 15A) through 48 games with the Swedish Hockey League’s Linkoping HC. The Linkoping, Sweden, native added three points (1G, 2A) in six postseason games. Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, Forsling has collected 27 points (9G, 18A) in 86 career games with Linkoping HC across two seasons (2014-16).
He collected three points (2G, 1A) in six games with Team Sweden at the 2016 World Junior Championship; he led tournament defensemen with eight points (3G, 5A) in seven contests as a member of Team Sweden during the 2015 World Junior Championship and was named a tournament All-Star.
He was acquired by Chicago on Jan. 29, 2015, from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Adam Clendening.