Carl Grundstrom

by Brian Harling on December 17, 2017

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Carl Grundstrom, LW/RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-00

Weight: 194

Born: 1997-12-01

Hometown:  Umea, Sweden

Drafted: 2016 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 57th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2017 - Grundstrom was very impressive closing out the season last year with the Marlies.  In six playoff games he racked up three goals and an assist. He impressed in the preseason with the Leafs; he has good speed and hits everything that moves. Some thought he was going to make the team but he ended up back with Frolunda in the SHL. He plays a heavy-hitting game similar to the game played by Leo Komarov. Grundstrom,  however is a better scorer, and If Leafs let UFA Komarov go at the end of this season, many see Grundstrom as a solid replacement. His chances of making the Leafs next season are very high but if he does not make the Leafs for some reason he is likely to come over to play with the Marlies to be available for a call up. Brian Harling

May 2017 – Grundstrom recently signed his Entry-level contract with the Leafs and was assigned to the Marlies for playoff exposure, although the expectation is for him to return to Sweden for another year. He received an opportunity to jump into action in the AHL and posted a neat pair of points in his first game, including his first goal which was a tip in from the slot. He was featured on the powerplay which resulted in his points, it is not expected for him to feature prominently on the advantage in the future, but proves his versatility and showcases some skills when he has more room to work. Jason Banks

 

December 2016 – With the organization’s third pick in the summer’s draft, the club added ‘meat & potatoes’ winger out of Sweden who plays a quality and heavy game. Very much a value-added pick rather than production based, that said he does contribute with upside as a complimentary player. He is gearing up to have his fifth international showing for his native country and second crack at the WJC. His season in Frolunda has been very positive as his production has jumped while his PIM have dropped significantly, making him a nicer player to utilize for the team game and making him useful killing penalties rather than being the reason for. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Does not possess high quality fantasy asset stats or abilities, but has potential to be a nice depth player that contributes in multi-cat based leagues. 

 

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