8 January 1993 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Vegas Golden Knights
VIK Västerås HK
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||53rd overall, 2011
Lars William "Wild Bill" Karlsson (born 8 January 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward, currently playing for the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall, by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has also previously played for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
In 2011–12 Karlsson finished 12th in Allsvenskan in points with 45 points in 46 games, and was second on his team (Broc Little led the league in points). He made his senior Swedish Hockey League debut with HV71.
On 21 June 2017, Karlsson was exposed by the Blue Jackets and selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. The Blue Jackets traded a first-round pick, a second-round pick in 2019, and the contract of injured forward David Clarkson to Vegas with the agreement that the Golden Knights would select Karlsson.
Regular season and playoffs
|2014–15||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||81||9||11||20||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||81||6||19||25||10||5||2||1||3||0|
|World Junior Championships|
- Rob Mixer; Columbus Blue Jackets. "Top prospect Karlsson ready for new chapter with Blue Jackets". NHL. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "Vasteras season stats 2010-11". eliteprospects.com. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "Ducks sign Karlsson to entry-level contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres". National Hockey League. 2014-10-13.
- "Blue Jackets acquire William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and pick from Anaheim in exchange for James Wisniewski". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
- "NHL expansion draft: Karlsson gets expected phone call". Columbus Dispatch. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-06-22.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Winner of the SHL Rookie of the Year award
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