Carl Gunnarsson (born 9 November 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL), after being traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who originally drafted him in the seventh round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to coming to North America, Gunnarsson played for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Elite League. Gunnarsson plays internationally for Sweden and has participated in three IIHF World Championships, capturing one silver and two bronze medals.
Gunnarsson was selected in the seventh round, 194th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Before joining the Maple Leafs in the NHL, Gunnarsson played in the Swedish Elite League for Linköpings HC. He was signed by the Maple Leafs to an entry-level contract on 3 June 2009. He made his NHL debut during the 2009–10 season, initially splitting time between the Maple Leafs and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. Gunnarsson scored his first NHL goal on 29 January 2010 against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. After his rookie season, he led the team in plus-minus.
On 28 June 2014, Gunnarsson was traded to the St. Louis Blues, along with a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Roman Polák.
Gunnarsson made his international debut for Sweden at the 2004 IIHF World Under-18 Championships. He played in six games, recorded 24 penalty minutes and zero points. Later in his career, he has played for Sweden at three separate World Championships, helping his team capture a medal each time (one silver and two bronze).
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||VIK Västerås HK||Allsv||15||2||3||5||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||43||3||12||15||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||68||4||16||20||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||4||15||19||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||37||1||14||15||14||7||0||1||1||0|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||3||14||17||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||61||2||10||12||2||6||0||0||0||0|
|2015–16||St. Louis Blues||NHL||72||3||6||9||31||19||0||2||2||7|
|2016–17||St. Louis Blues||NHL||56||0||6||6||4||11||0||0||0||2|
|2017–18||St. Louis Blues||NHL||63||5||4||9||22||—||—||—||—||—|