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Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

Born:Oct. 31, 1996Draft:45th Overall Boston Bruins 2015
Hometown:Stockholm, SwedenPosition:Center
Known For:NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie TeamShoots/Catches:Right
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (born 31 October 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who last played for the Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2021. The Boston Bruins drafted Forsbacka Karlsson in the second round (45th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. After spending two seasons with Boston University, he made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut in 2016-17, then spent the next two seasons between the Bruins and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Bruins
Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Boston Bruins, September 17, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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  • TV-Pucken Bronze Medal (2012)
  • U17 WHC Gold Medal (2013)
  • USHL Third All-Star Team (2015)
  • NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team (2016)
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