BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 9, that the team has recalled forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson from the Providence Bruins.
Forsbacka Karlsson, 22, has appeared in nine games with Providence this season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points. In his first professional season with Providence in 2017-18, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound center ranked eighth on the team in scoring with 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points in 58 appearances. He also made his NHL debut on April 8, 2017 against the Washington Capitals.
Prior to turning pro, Forsbacka Karlsson played two seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University from 2015-17. He served as alternate captain of the Terriers as a sophomore in 2016-17, posting 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. The Terriers were undefeated in games in which he scored a goal (9-0-1). He was selected to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team as a freshman in 2015-16 after notching 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating.
Forsbacka Karlsson has represented Sweden in international play on several occasions. In 49 games of international juniors competition from 2011-16, he recorded seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. Most recently, Forsbacka Karlsson appeared in seven games at the 2016 Under-20 World Junior Championships, where he tallied one goal and four assists for five points.
The Stockholm, Sweden native was selected by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.