Andreas Karlsson

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Andreas Karlsson
Born (1975-08-19) August 19, 1975 (age 41)
Ludvika, SWE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
SEL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
HV71
Leksands IF
Atlanta Thrashers
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 148th overall, 1993
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1992–2011
Andreas Karlsson
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Team

Andreas John Karlsson (born August 19, 1975) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player, last played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.

Playing career[edit]

Karlsson is a good skater and playmaker with good technical skills. During the season 2005–06 he has also shown that he is an efficient goal scorer.[1] He is sometimes called "Pastorn", which is Swedish for "The Pastor".[2]

He played his first international game with Team Sweden on December 16, 1995, against Czech Republic in Helsinki, Finland. Karlsson was drafted by Calgary Flames with their 6th pick, 148th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.[3] Since then he has played for Atlanta Thrashers, Orlando Solar Bears, and Chicago Wolves in the United States.[1]

In 2006, Karlsson signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL, as their third line center with both scoring and defensive capabilities.[4] After two seasons, totalling 13 points in 111 regular season games, he returned to his native Sweden and signed a three-year deal with Frölunda HC in Elitserien.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

  • Frölunda Indians Under 20 juniors
  • Assistant Coach 2011-12
  • Head Coach 2012–present

Frolunda Indians [6]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for points (55)[8]
  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for goals (26) -- (Shared with Tomi Kallio)[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Leksands IF SEL 13 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Leksands IF SEL 21 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Leksands IF SEL 22 7 8 15 2 4 0 1 1 0
1995–96 Leksands IF SEL 40 10 13 23 10 5 2 1 3 4
1996–97 Leksands IF SEL 49 13 11 24 39 9 2 0 2 2
1997–98 Leksands IF SEL 33 9 14 23 20 4 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Leksands IF SEL 49 18 15 33 18 4 1 0 1 6
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 18 5 5 10 0
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 51 5 9 14 14
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 5 11 16 16
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 42 1 7 8 20
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 16 6 14 20 11 23 7 14 21 6
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 12 20 32 16 9 1 3 4 4
2003–04 EHC Basel NLA 40 7 20 27 30
2004–05 HV71 SEL 39 11 13 24 12
2005–06 HV71 SEL 50 26 29 55 30 12 5 8 13 8
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 53 3 6 9 12 5 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58 2 2 4 10
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 11 3 5 8 6
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 15 3 3 6 6 7 1 5 6 2
SEL totals 342 100 111 211 155 48 12 15 27 22
NHL totals 264 16 35 51 72 6 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 57 18 34 52 27 31 8 17 25 10

International play[edit]

Karlsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Sweden WJC 7 2 2 4 0
1996 Sweden WC 5 0 0 0 2
2006 Sweden WC 9 5 4 9 6
Junior int'l totals 7 2 2 4 0
Senior int'l totals 14 5 4 9 8

Statistics as of April 13, 2006 [1][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Andreas Karlsson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2006-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Karlsson fortsätter leverera mot Färjestad" (in Swedish). HV71.se. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 2006-08-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ "#24 - Andreas Karlsson" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Archived from the original on September 2, 2006. Retrieved 2006-01-06. 
  4. ^ "LIGHTNING SIGN FREE AGENT CENTER ANDREAS KARLSSON". Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club. 2006-07-01. Retrieved 2006-08-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Andreas Karlsson till Frölunda" (in Swedish). DN.se. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ frolundaindians.com
  7. ^ "Andreas Karlsson, HV 71, får Guldhjälmen" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2006-04-21. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundet - Official Statistics" (pdf). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2006-04-19. p. 3. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundet - Official Statistics" (pdf). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2006-04-19. p. 4. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  10. ^ "Andreas Karlsson - player profile and career stats". European Hockey.Com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 

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