Melker Karlsson

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Melker Karlsson
Born (1990-07-18) 18 July 1990 (age 28)
Lycksele, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Melker Karlsson (born 18 July 1990), nicknamed The Melkman[1] or Melkin, is a Swedish professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[2] He previously played for Skellefteå AIK of the SHL, where he won the Swedish Championship in 2013 and 2014.[3]

Playing career[edit]

On 30 May 2014, Karlsson signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.[4]

After beginning the subsequent season with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League, on 9 December 2014, it was announced that Karlsson would make his NHL debut that night in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.[5] Karlsson scored his first NHL goal on 22 December 2014, against Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks.[6]

On 12 May 2017, it was announced the Sharks had re-signed Karlsson to a three-year, $6 million contract.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SEL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SEL 36 2 0 2 8 8 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 40 4 2 6 2 16 1 3 4 2
2010–11 Örebro HK Allsv 10 2 4 6 12
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 44 3 2 5 8 19 2 2 4 4
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 44 13 15 28 14 13 2 8 10 10
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 48 9 16 25 14 14 4 8 12 12
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 20 5 5 10 6
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 53 13 11 24 20
2015–16 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 0 2 2 0
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 65 10 9 19 16 24 5 3 8 10
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 11 11 22 22 6 1 0 1 6
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 71 8 11 19 26 10 0 3 3 2
SHL totals 256 42 42 84 84 71 9 23 32 28
NHL totals 185 34 31 65 58 40 6 6 12 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brodie Brazil (12 January 2015). "Brodie's Thought of the Day". San Jose Sharks.
  2. ^ "Sharks Sign Forward Melker Karlsson". San Jose Sharks. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  3. ^ Skelleftea HC's 2010–11 Roster
  4. ^ "Sharks sign forward Melker Karlsson". San Jose Sharks. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ Halford, Mike (9 December 2014). "Sharks to give 'hard, committed' Karlsson his NHL debut tonight". NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  6. ^ "San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 23 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Sharks Re-Sign Forward Melker Karlsson". Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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