Melker Karlsson

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Melker Karlsson
Born (1990-07-18) 18 July 1990 (age 27)
Lycksele, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Skellefteå AIK
National team  Sweden
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 and playoffs[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 Swe-2 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
SHL totals 216 31 35 66 46 71 9 23 32 28
NHL totals 185 34 31 65 58 30 6 3 9 16

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