RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has re-signed defenseman Gustav Forsling to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2019-20 season. The deal will pay Forsling $874,125 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.
"Gustav is a skilled, young defenseman," said Waddell. "He has shown promise throughout his time in the NHL and we expect him to continue to develop."
Forsling, 23, tallied nine points (3g, 6a) in 43 NHL games with the Blackhawks last season. He also skated in five games with Rockford (AHL) in 2018-19, posting two assists. The 6'0", 186-pound defenseman has recorded 27 points (8g, 19a) in 122 career NHL games and has registered 15 points (3g, 12a) in 53 career AHL games. The Linkoping, Sweden, native was selected by the Canucks in the fifth round, 126th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft. Forsling 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 June 24th.