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Gabriel Carlsson Assigned to Cleveland Monsters

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The Swedish defenseman is coming to America.

2015 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Now that the Swedish hockey season is over, Gabriel Carlsson is making the move to North America. This morning, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch announced the move.

Ranked as the #2 European skater in the 2015 draft, Carlsson was chosen 29th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 6’4”, 192 pound defenseman will be tasked with bulking up as the Monsters season comes to a close and over the offseason. Carlsson, a stay at home defenseman, registered 2-2-4 in 40 games with Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League.

The front office clearly has high expectations for the now twenty year old. Let’s see how he develops now that he’s in North America.

Welcome, Gabriel!