Height: 6' 0", Weight: 193 pounds
Born: 11.25.60 Galve, Sweden
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed with Brynas IF Galve (Sweden) after the 88-89 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Before you ask... no, no relation. :p
Carlsson was a great player, but he only lasted as long as he did in the NHL for two reasons. One was a feud with Doug
Carpenter, which brought on the second reason of not being a regular in the Devils' lineup, having also seen some games
in both Maine and Utica, although not a lot in either place, either.
He still had a long career, though, in Sweden. The aforementioned Brynas IF Galve team that he played for when he
returned to Sweden was also where he got his start professionally in 1979. (His father was actually the equipment
manager for them at the time.) Also prior to coming to North America, he had also played for Sodertalje SK. After
he finished his second stint with Brynas, he moved on to Vasteras for a season, then joined Swedish powerhouse
Leksands, where he ultimately finished his career after the 2000-01 season was concluded.
Carlsson was also a regular on the international scene for the Swedes for the Worlds, and also played in the 87 Canada
He would be inducted into the Swedish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013.
Currently, he's working as an amateur scout for the Colorado Avalanche, having been with them since 2006.
|Entry Draft: 1986 Fourth Round Pick (66th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise