26-Year-Old Center – San Jose Sharks
Melker Karlsson Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Sharks in June 2015.
Karlsson tallied the game-winning goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating and two PIM in Thursday's Game 5 win over the Penguins.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Sharks signed Karlsson out of Sweden last offseason, and he burst onto the scene last year as a 24-year-old rookie, enjoying goood health and a regular role -- sometimes even a premier role -- after being called up from AHL Worcester in the first half of December. He's more of a complementary scorer than a potential star, but Karlsson should be in line to enjoy a full season with the Sharks, and he could very well spend some of that time skating top-six minutes with power-play time. There's value to be had in deeper leagues here, but in more standard formats, there are higher-upside youngsters to pursue.