Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

by Zach Hopkins on December 7, 2016

 

 

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 190

Born: 1996-10-31

Hometown: Stockholm, SWE

Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, Boston, 45th overall

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2016 - Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson is continuing his solid play for Boston University. The two-way center has been effective for the Terriers so far this year, potting three goals and adding ten assists in only 14 games. JFK will never be a volume shooter as it isn't part of his game, but if he can chip in this much offence while being solid defensively he will find his way into the NHL eventually. JFK will likely stick with BU for another year or two before making the jump. Mike Drover 

 

March 2016 - He's still a few years away from playing in the NHL but Forsbacka-Karlsson is impressing Bruins staff with his progress. The 19-year-old Swede had a strong showing at the WJC in January and has tallied 19 points in 38 games with Boston University this year. Last month, teammate and fellow Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk even christened him 'Patrice Bergeron 2.0'. The two-way forward has a ways to go before living up to that proclamation, but it's another sign that JFK may have a future as an NHL impact player. Michael Boeckler

 

June 2015 - The Bruins have a bunch of quality prospects ahead of Forsbacka-Karlsson - many from this draft alone. So expect at least three years and likely five when it comes to wait time. Dobber

 

June 2015 –Forsbacka-Karlsson is a two-way center who has really turned up his game playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL the last two seasons. In 110 USHL games, he has recorded 86 points, 60 of those being helpers. While he does have impressive offensive talent, his passing and vision on the ice will make him a popular teammate to play with. Don’t let his offensive moves fool you though; his defensive game is just as good – if not better. A smooth skater, he looks to be a second-round projection in the 2015 Entry Draft. Zach Hopkins

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

With consistency and improved skating, he has the tools to be an effective two-way center in the NHL.

 

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