18 July 1990|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
San Jose Sharks|
Melker Karlsson (born 18 July 1990), nicknamed The Melkman or Melkin, is a Swedish professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for Skellefteå AIK of the SHL, where he won the Swedish Championship in 2013 and 2014.
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. Karlsson scored his first NHL goal on 22 December 2014, against Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks.
On 12 May 2017, it was announced the Sharks had re-signed Karlsson to a three-year, $6 million contract.
|2014–15||San Jose Sharks||NHL||53||13||11||24||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
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- "Sharks Sign Forward Melker Karlsson". San Jose Sharks. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- Skelleftea HC's 2010–11 Roster
- "Sharks sign forward Melker Karlsson". San Jose Sharks. 30 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- Halford, Mike (9 December 2014). "Sharks to give 'hard, committed' Karlsson his NHL debut tonight". NBC Sports ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
- "San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks". National Hockey League. 23 December 2014.
- "Sharks Re-Sign Forward Melker Karlsson". Sharks.nhl.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.