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William Karlsson

William Karlsson  #25

NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: January 8, 1993  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Marsta, Sweden
WEIGHT: 188 DRAFTED: ANA / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (53rd overall)    Prospect Bio
Last Game: Posted a shot, hit and blocked shot on 16:35 of ice time on 11/28 at STL. 2014-15: Netted first CBJ goal on 3/28 at STL... Posted assist in CBJ debut on 3/24 vs. ANA... Had 2-1-3 in 18 games with ANA and 8-16-24 in 37 games with Norfolk (AHL) prior to being acquired on 3/2... Notched first two NHL goals on 10/13 at BUF... Made NHL debut on 10/11 at DET. Career: Began 2013-14 with HV 71 in Swedish Hockey League, recording 15-22-37 and 14 PIM in 55 games... Made North American debut, tallying 2-7-9 in nine games with Norfolk (AHL) in 2013-14... Helped Sweden win a silver medal at 2013 World Junior Championships... Named 2012-13 Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year after collecting 4-24-28, 12 PIM and +17 in 50 games with HV 71, leading all rookies in assists and ranking second in points and games (tied).
Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Rene Bourque and Anaheim's 2nd round choice (Kevin Stenlund) in 2015 Entry Draft for James Wisniewski and Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brent Gates) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 2, 2015.
Quote of the Day

Guys were making fun of him a little bit after his breakaway that he shot right in [Jake Allen's] chest, but after that he turned it up to beast mode and buried a couple there.

— Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo on teammate Derek MacKenzie, who scored twice in a 3-1 victory against the Blues on Tuesday
World Cup of Hockey 2016