Christian Folin

Carl Christian Folin (born 9 February 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Los Angeles Kings, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Christian Folin
Born (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991
Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota Wild
Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014present

Playing career

Folin scored 6 goals and 14 assists in 41 games during the 2013–14 season with the UMass Lowell River Hawks.[1]

On 1 April 2014, the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Folin as an undrafted free agent to a two-year, entry-level contract,[2] and he made his NHL debut on 10 April 2014, notching an assist for the Wild in a 4–2 win over the St. Louis Blues.[3]

On 1 July 2017, Folin left the Wild as a free agent, opting to sign a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Los Angeles Kings.[4] In the 2017–18 season, Folin played on the blueline in a third pairing role with the Kings. He notched a season best of 3 goals and 13 points in 65 games.

On 5 July 2018, Folin signed as a free agent to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[5] Opening the 2018–19 season on the Flyers roster, Folin continued to play in a bottom pairing role appearing in 26 games with Philadelphia, recording two assists, before he was traded with Dale Weise to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for David Schlemko and Byron Froese on 10 February 2019.[6] On 18 April, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Canadiens.[7]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Frölunda HCJ2013213440002
2009–10Frölunda HCJ20383161922503320
2010–11Fargo ForceUSHL122246
2010–11Austin BruinsNAHL33291127
2011–12Austin BruinsNAHL5411203150
2013–14Minnesota WildNHL10110
2014–15Minnesota WildNHL40281013
2014–15Iowa WildAHL132244
2015–16Minnesota WildNHL2604411
2015–16Iowa WildAHL2849138
2016–17Minnesota WildNHL512682620002
2017–18Los Angeles KingsNHL65310133040000
2018–19Philadelphia FlyersNHL2602216
2018–19Montreal CanadiensNHL1904411
NHL totals2287354210760002

Awards and honors

Award Year
HE All-Tournament Team 2014 [8]


  1. "Christian Folin, top college free agent defenseman, agrees with Wild". CBS Sports. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. "Christian Folin signs 2-year deal with Wild". CBC Sports. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. "UMass Lowell's Christian Folin Picks Up Assist In NHL Debut With Wild". NESN. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. "LA Kings agree to terms with Christian Folin". Los Angeles Kings. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. "Flyers sign defenseman Christian Folin to one-year contract". Philadelphia Flyers. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. "Canadiens acquire Christian Folin and Dale Weise from Philadelphia". Montreal Canadiens. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. "One-year, one-way contract for defenseman Christian Folin". 18 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  8. "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
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