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William Karlsson

William Karlsson  #25

NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: January 8, 1993  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Marsta, Sweden
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: ANA / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (53rd overall)    Prospect Bio
2014-15: Netted first CBJ goal 3/28 at STL... Posted assist on 12:02 of ice time in CBJ debut 3/24 vs. ANA... Played in eight games with Springfield (AHL) at time of recall on 3/23... 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 two NHL goals 10/13 at BUF... Made NHL debut 10/11 at DET. 2013-14: Made North American debut, tallying 2-7-9 in nine games with Norfolk... Added 1-2-3 in eight Calder Cup playoff games... Registered 15-22-37 and 14 PIM in 55 games with HV 71 in Swedish Hockey League. Career: 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.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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