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William Karlsson  #20

NUMBER: 20 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: 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).
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2