William Karlsson
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 01/08/1993
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: ANA: 2011-53 overall
Traded to Columbus by Anaheim with Rene Bourque and Anaheim's 2nd round choice (Kevin Stenlund) in 2015 Entry Draft for James Wisniewski and Detroit's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Brent Gates) in 2015 Entry Draft, March 2, 2015.
Made his AHL debut with Norfolk in 2013-14, collecting 2-7=9 points with a +5 rating and six PIM in nine games…had points in seven of his nine games with the Admirals…appeared in his first career AHL game on Apr. 4 @ Adirondack and earned his first AHL point (assist) the following night @ Binghamton…scored his first career AHL goal (1-0=1), Apr. 11 @ Providence…collected 1-3=4 points in his final three regular-season games, Apr. 16-19…appeared in eight Calder Cup Playoff games, earning 1-2=3 points with two PIM…began the season with HV 71 of the Swedish Hockey League, scoring 15-22=37 points with a +1 rating and 14 PIM…led his team in scoring, assists and appearances, and co-led in goals…added 2-1=3 points in five SHL Playoff games…won silver at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, recording two assists and two PIM in six games for Sweden...was named the 2012-13 Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year in his first season with HV 71, collecting 4-24=28 points with a +17 rating and 12 PIM in 50 games…ranked third on the club in assists, sixth in scoring and tied for third in plus/minus…led all league rookies in assists, ranked second in scoring, tied for second in appearances and tied for third in GWG (2)…also recorded two assists in five playoff games for HV 71…signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim, May 20, 2013…in 2012, was a member of Sweden’s gold-medal squad at the IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring 1-1=2 points in six contests…ranked tied for fourth among all Allsvenskan (Sweden’s second division) skaters in assists and was tied for 11th in scoring with 12-33=45 points in 46 games…was named the best junior player in the Allsvenskan, earning Vasteras a 100,000 SEK monetary bonus towards youth hockey…appeared in 26 contests for Vasteras of the Swedish Junior League in 2010-11, collecting 14-27=41 points with 45 PIM…ranked fourth among scoring leaders…also appeared in 14 contests with Vasteras (Allsvenskan), scoring 1-3=4 points…represented Sweden at the U-18 World Championship in Germany, earning 2-3=5 points with a +8 rating and 60 PIM in six contests…appeared in 22 games with Vasteras of the Swedish Junior League in 2009-10, scoring 10-13=23 points with 33 PIM…also recorded 13-8=21 points with 29 PIM in 17 contests with Vasteras in the Swedish Junior Allsvenskan League.