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William Karlsson | Center

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185

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William Karlsson has been acquired by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Columbus got Karlsson as part of the James Wisniweski trade. He has two goals and three points in 18 games with Anaheim in 2014-15. He also has seven goals and 21 points in 34 AHL contests. Mar 2 - 3:45 PM

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William Karlsson has been returned to the minors.

He has two goals and one assist in 18 games with Anaheim this season. He appeared in one game with the Ducks during his latest NHL stint.
Feb 26 - 3:55 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have summoned William Karlsson.

Karlsson has two goals and three points in 17 games with Anaheim in 2014-15. He also has seven goals and 21 points in 35 AHL contests.
Feb 24 - 2:10 PM

Anaheim has reassigned William Karlsson to AHL Norfolk.

The 22-year-old forward has two goals and one assist in 17 games with the Ducks this campaign. Karlsson played in just one contest during his latest NHL recall.
Feb 12 - 1:52 PM

William Karlsson, Rene Bourque and Ben Lovejoy are healthy scratches in Sunday's game in Tampa Bay.

Karlsson, 22, was the Ducks' second round pick in 2011. He has two goals and three points in 17 games this season.
Feb 8 - 5:11 PM

William Karlsson is up with the Ducks.

If Ryan Getzlaf, who is a game-time decision, can't play Friday then Karlsson will get into the game. Karlsson has two goals and one assist in 16 games with Anaheim this season.
Feb 6 - 5:18 PM

William Karlsson will report to the AHL Norfolk Admirals.

Karlsson has two goals and three points in 16 contests this season. This is his first full season in North America after recording 15 goals and 37 points in 55 Swedish games in 2014-15.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:55:00 AM

William Karlsson was a healthy scratch in Calgary on Tuesday night.

No reason was specified by Coach Boudreau, but the young Swede has played in 16 of the team's first 20 games and may just be giving the kid a night off. He has just three points thus far in his young career.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 09:07:00 PM

William Karlsson is dealing with the flu.

Karlsson didn't travel with the Ducks to Calgary for Tuesday's game. He might rejoin the Ducks soon though if he starts to feel better.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:05:00 AM

William Karlsson was back in the Anaheim lineup on Friday after missing two games as a healthy scratch.

Karlsson's NHL career got off to a hot start as he scored twice in his second NHL game but with only one assist in the next six games, coach Bruce Boudreau had him watch a couple of games from the press box. He replaced Rikard Rakell in the lineup.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 04:41:00 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau has been pleased with the play of William Karlsson.

"Wild Bill" as one scout called him, was given a huge boost of confidence this week when Boudreau decided to use him on the shootout and Karlsson responded with a goal. "He’s a good player," Boudreauu said. "He’s smart without the puck and he certainly knows what to do with the puck. To me, not knowing much about him, he really looks like he’s going to be a good player." Karlsson is off to a good start in his rookie season with with two goals in his first four games. He is seeing bottom-six minutes at this time so we can't recommend him in most pools.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 04:28:00 AM

William Karlsson scored twice in Anaheim's 5-1 victory over Buffalo.

Not bad for Karlsson's second career NHL game and a nice reward after the 21-year-old hit the post in his debut. Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey, and Ryan Kesler scored the Ducks' other goals. Jakob Silfverberg earned his first and second assists of the season.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 05:49:00 PM

William Karlsson came close to getting a goal in his NHL debut, but he hit the post.

Karlsson did the same thing during his final preseason contest. "It's pretty funny but it's still pretty annoying not to get one," he said. It's just a matter of time given his offensive upside.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 09:39:00 AM

William Karlsson was held off the scoresheet Saturday as he made his NHL debut.

The center, who was drafted in the second round of the 2011 Draft, played 10:42 minutes including 2:07 minutes on the second power play. He replaced Rikard Rakell in the lineup. It was thought that Karlsson would start the season in the minors but a couple of injuries and a strong camp allowed Karlsson to at least get his feet wet at the NHL level. He was the Swedish Elite League's rookie of the year in 2012-13 and looks to have a nice career ahead of him as a second line center in the NHL. Take him late in dynasty pools.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 06:15:00 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau said that William Karlsson has a "good chance" to make his debut Saturday in Detroit.

The highly touted rookie William Karlsson initially lost out to fellow Swedish countryman Rickard Rakell for the third-line center role, but after Thursday night's "goal fest", it seems Brucey may shake up the line up a bit. He centered Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg in practice today. Stay tuned.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:35:00 PM

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