William Karlsson
William Karlsson
William Karlsson
William Karlsson
25-Year-Old C
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
43
A
35
PP Pts
16
+/-
49
PIM
12
G
A
PP Pts
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PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
After being exposed by the Blue Jackets and getting selected by Vegas in the expansion draft, Karlsson was arguably the biggest fantasy surprise of 2017-18. Centering the top line with Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault, Karlsson scored a whopping 43 goals last season.... read more
After being exposed by the Blue Jackets and getting selected by Vegas in the expansion draft, Karlsson was arguably the biggest fantasy surprise of 2017-18. Centering the top line with Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault, Karlsson scored a whopping 43 goals last season. After recording just 15 goals in two seasons with Columbus, his transformation into an elite goal-scorer almost seems unfathomable. Karlsson and the Golden Knights avoided arbitration with a one-year, $5.25 million contract in the summer, as the centre will have to prove 2017-18 was no fluke. Karlsson is a special player, but expecting him to sustain his 23.4 shooting percentage and record another 40-goal season is unrealistic. While a regression is likely, look for Karlsson to still be a dynamic scorer on the top line and first power-play unit.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'1"   WT: 189 lbs.   DOB: 1/8/1993   Drafted: 2nd Rd, #53 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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William Karlsson Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract extension with the Golden Knights in August of 2018.
Avoids arbitration with one-year deal
CVegas Golden Knights
August 4, 2018
Karlsson agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract extension with the Golden Knights on Saturday, the Las Vegas-Review Journal reports.
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William Karlsson 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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William Karlsson 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#1 Center
LAS Center Depth Chart
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. William Karlsson 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. William Karlsson 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Karlsson put together a second straight quality campaign in 2016-17, filling a bottom-six role for the Blue Jackets that didn't provide him with many scoring opportunities but allowed him to show effective two-way play. The 24-year-old doesn't have any one elite skill, but his well-rounded game should provide him with a long NHL career, and he could put some extra points on the board in the right situation — like the one he now finds himself in after being selected by Las Vegas in the expansion draft. On a Golden Knights squad lacking established scoring threats up the middle, Karlsson may be receive more opportunities than he saw in Columbus.
  3. William Karlsson 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Karlsson played a full NHL schedule for the first time in his young career last year and showed flashes of potential, but the 23-year-old still only managed 20 points while skating on the third and fourth lines for a poor Columbus team. The Jackets' lack of depth up the middle could allow him to sneak into a larger role at some point should injuries strike, and he could be productive if given a chance, but he mostly appears to be little more than an afterthought in a system flush with top prospects pushing their way toward the NHL.
  4. William Karlsson 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    The 21-year-old Karlsson will compete for the Ducks' third-line center job in training camp against fellow Swede Rickard Rakell. Should he fail to win the gig, a full season at AHL Norfolk likely awaits for Karlsson.
William Karlsson News Updates
Seems bound for arbitration
CVegas Golden Knights
August 2, 2018
Karlsson and the Golden Knights are $3 million apart in their contract negotiations, which appears to have the sides headed toward Saturday's arbitration hearing, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
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Elects salary arbitration
CVegas Golden Knights
July 5, 2018
Karlsson filed for salary arbitration Thursday.
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Tendered qualifying offer Monday
CVegas Golden Knights
June 25, 2018
Karlsson was handed a qualifying offer by the Golden Knights on Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
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Curiously fades out in Stanley Cup Finals
CVegas Golden Knights
June 9, 2018
Karlsson ended the season with a three-game pointless skid, and he only averaged one shot per game over that span.
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