Monday, April 16, 2012

Carl Hagelin

Carl Hagelin
Born (1988-08-23) August 23, 1988 (age 23)
Södertälje, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team New York Rangers
NHL Draft 168th overall, 2007
New York Rangers
Playing career 2007–present

Carl Hagelin (born August 23, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Rangers in the 6th round (168th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

The Rangers signed Hagelin to a professional contract after Michigan lost the 2011 NCAA final game, and he joined the Rangers' AHL affiliate the Connecticut Whale for the 2011 AHL playoffs. He also began the 2011-12 season playing for the Whale.

Hagelin made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on November 25, 2011, registering an assist on a goal by Brian Boyle for his first NHL point. He scored his first NHL goal the next day against Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers.

After Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils pulled out of the 2012 NHL All-Star Rookie Showcase due to injury, Hagelin took his spot and was slated to take part in the fastest skater challenge during the Skills Competition. Hagelin won the competition by beating Ottawa Senators rookie Colin Greening with the fastest final round time ever recorded. Nevertheless, Hagelin later admitted Rangers teammate Marian Gaborik may be an even faster skater.

On April 15, 2012, Hagelin received a three-game suspension for elbowing Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head during New York's loss in Game 2 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series

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