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Ducks Sign Karlsson to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

Monday, 05.20.2013 / 1:00 PM / News
The Ducks have signed center William Karlsson to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Karlsson, 20 (1/8/93), was named the 2012-13 Swedish Elite League Rookie of the Year after scoring 4-24=28 points with a +17 rating and 12 penalty minutes (PIM) in 50 games with HV71. Karlsson led all league rookies in assists, ranked second in scoring, tied for second in appearances and tied for third in game-winning goals (2). He also collected 0-2=2 points in five playoff games with HV71. In addition, Karlsson was a member of Sweden’s silver medal-winning squad at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Russia, earning 0-2=2 points with a +1 rating in six games.

Selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Karlsson completed his second season with Vasteras of Sweden’s Allsvenskan league (second division) in 2011-12, scoring 12-33=45 points with six PIM and a +25 rating. He ranked tied for fourth among all Allsvenskan skaters in assists and was tied for 11th in scoring. A native of Marsta, Sweden, Karlsson won gold with Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. He scored 1-1=2 points in six tournament contests.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 23 14 4 5 63 56 33
2 NSH 22 15 5 2 62 45 32
3 VAN 22 15 6 1 67 61 31
4 STL 22 14 6 2 59 46 30
5 CGY 24 14 8 2 75 64 30
6 LAK 23 12 6 5 64 53 29
7 CHI 22 13 8 1 66 46 27
8 WPG 24 12 9 3 51 54 27
9 MIN 21 12 9 0 58 48 24
10 SJS 24 10 10 4 62 66 24
11 DAL 22 9 9 4 64 74 22
12 ARI 23 9 11 3 57 71 21
13 COL 23 8 10 5 59 73 21
14 EDM 23 6 14 3 51 78 15

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 22 6 13 1 19
S. Vatanen 23 5 13 -1 18
C. Perry 18 12 5 8 17
R. Kesler 23 6 11 -2 17
M. Beleskey 23 10 2 5 12
C. Fowler 22 2 9 0 11
J. Silfverberg 23 1 9 5 10
D. Smith-Pelly 20 3 5 1 8
P. Maroon 15 1 7 -1 8
A. Cogliano 23 3 4 -2 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 2 4 .922 2.10
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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