Sebastian Karlsson (ice hockey)

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Sebastian Karlsson
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Born (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 30)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Frölunda HC
Brynäs IF
Rögle BK
Playing career 2005–present

Sebastian Karlsson (born September 19, 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

On November 5, 2011, Sebastian Karlsson hit former Frölunda HC teammate Magnus Kahnberg to the head in an away game between Karlsson's Linköping and Kahnberg's Frölunda. The hit resulted in Kahnberg being hospitalised with a severe concussion, a deep forehead laceration, and several teeth knocked out. Karlsson received a match penalty, and was suspended for 11 Elitserien games, which was at the time the 2011–12 Elitserien season's longest suspension as well as the third longest suspension in the Elitserien history. He also missed the entire 2011 European Trophy playoffs as a result, because Elitserien suspensions also cover ice hockey in general and thus are not limited to the Elitserien league (the suspension expires after December 20, 2011).[1][2][3]

Karlsson is the younger brother of fellow professional ice hockey player, Jens Karlsson.


  1. ^ Eriksson, Frank (2011-11-08). "Elva matchers avstängning för Karlsson". Hockeyligan (in Swedish). Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Straffet: 14 matcher". Sportbladet (in Swedish). 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Här är de längsta straffen i elitserien". Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (in Swedish). Expressen. 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

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