Boston Bruins
    Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
    Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
    #23 | Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
    Healthy
    Center | Boston Bruins
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 10/31/1996
    Height, Weight 6'1", 184 lbs
    From Stockholm, SWE
    Drafted Undrafted
    2018-19 Season
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Stick Hand Right
    Date of Birth 10/31/1996
    Height, Weight 6'1", 184 lbs
    From Stockholm, SWE
    Drafted Undrafted
    RotowireJun 18, 1:39p ET

    News

    The Bruins plan to retain their rights to Forsbacka-Karlsson by making him a qualifying offer, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.

    Impact

    Forsbacka-Karlsson is slated to play in the Swedish Hockey League next season, but there is an expectation that the 22-year-old will resume his career with the Bruins at some point down the road. For now, the native of Stockholm will continue his development as a player in a strong league closer to home. Per Boston GM Don Sweeney, Forsbacka-Karlsson will "sit as a restricted free agent until he decides that he's ready to return." In 28 games for the Bruins this past season, Forsbacka-Karlsson logged three goals and nine points. The 2015 second-rounder profiles as a heady two-way forward who retains the necessary skills to secure full-time NHL duty eventually.