William Karlsson

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William Karlsson
William Karlsson May 4 2014.jpg
Born (1993-01-08) January 8, 1993 (age 22)
Märsta, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
HV71
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 2011
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2011–present
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2012 Calgary
Silver 2013 Ufa

William "Wild Bill" Karlsson (born January 8, 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward, currently playing with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall, by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

In 2011–12 Karlsson finished 12th in Allsvenskan in points with 45 points in 46 games, and was second on his team (Broc Little led the league in points).[1] He made his senior Swedish Hockey League debut with HV71.

On May 20, 2013, Karlsson was signed by the Ducks to a three-year entry level contract. He was returned on loan to HV71 for the 2013–14 season.[2]

Karlsson scored his first and second NHL goals on October 13, 2014, against Michal Neuvirth of the Buffalo Sabres.[3]

On March 2, 2015, Karlsson was traded by the Ducks to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Rene Bourque, and a 2015 second round pick for James Wisniewski and a 2015 third round pick.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Västerås IK J20 6 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Västerås IK J20 38 20 34 54 45
2010–11 Västerås IK Swe.1 14 1 3 4 2
2011–12 Västerås IK Swe.1 46 12 33 45 6 6 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Västerås IK J20 5 2 2 4 2
2012–13 HV71 SHL 50 4 24 28 12 5 0 2 2 0
2012–13 HV71 J20 2 2 2 4 2
2013–14 HV71 SHL 55 15 22 37 14 8 3 4 7 8
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 9 2 7 9 6 8 1 2 3 2
2014–15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 18 2 1 3 2
2014–15 Norfolk Admirals AHL 35 7 14 21 2
SHL totals 105 19 46 65 26 13 3 6 9 8

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC18 2nd 6 2 3 5 6
2012 Sweden WJC 1st 6 1 1 2 0
2013 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 18 3 6 9 8

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Johan Larsson
Winner of the SHL Rookie of the Year award
2013
Succeeded by
Andreas Johnson