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71 William Karlsson C

Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%87%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
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Latest News
  • Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Curiously fades out in Stanley Cup Finals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/9/18) Karlsson ended the season with a three-game pointless skid, and he only averaged one shot per game over that span.

    "Wild Bill" didn't look close to 100-percent healthy while facing the Stanley Cup-winning Capitals in the final three games, but then again, we aren't aware of any reports detailing a specific injury to one of Vegas' biggest stars. Pried away from the Blue Jackets in the expansion draft, Karlsson catapulted his regular-season scoring output from 25 points in 2016-17 to an absurd 78-point value this year, and even though he sputtered against the Caps with the Stanley Cup on the line, the Swede still finished with seven goals and eight helpers over 20 playoff contests. It will take a herculean effort and a whole lot of puck luck for Karlsson to replicate his pre-playoff 23.4 shooting percentage next campaign, but the pending restricted free agent figures to be a perennial top-six, power-play contributor in the likely event that he stays in Vegas.

    Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Misses practice due to maintenance

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/6/18) Karlsson took a maintenance day Wednesday, but he'll be fit to play in Game 5 against the Capitals on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Karlsson had raised some eyebrows since he reportedly missed the latest practice session, but the expansion team's top point getter (78) from the regular season isn't about to miss a must-win contest. The Capitals have done a great job keeping Karlsson in check of late, as he's skated to a minus-2 rating with two empty shots on goal over that span, and it was goose eggs across the board for the Swede in Game 3.

    Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Opens scoring Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/18/18) Karlsson posted one power-play goal Friday, as the Golden Knights defeated the Jets 3-2 to take Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

    Karlsson was blanked in Game 3 after notching a point in three straight games, but he ended that spell quickly in Game 4 by putting a backdoor shot past Connor Hellebuyck just 2:25 into the first frame. The Swedish pivot now has six goals and seven helpers in the last 12 postseason games.

    Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Nabs helper in grudge match

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/15/18) Karlsson generated a secondary assist Monday, with the Golden Knights defeating the Jets 3-1 on the road to take Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

    Karlsson has shown up offensively in the conference finals, as he deposited a power-play goal in Game 1 and then added this helper in the series equalizer. One of the league's biggest breakout performers -- he jumped from 25 points with the Blue Jackets last campaign to a 78-point output with the expansion club this season -- Karlsson has quickly evolved into an elite forward and should be priced as such in fantasy drafts this fall.

    Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Deposits man-advantage goal in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/13/18) Karlsson earned a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-2, Game 1 loss to the Jets to open the Western Conference finals.

    Karlsson changed the angle on a beautiful Jonathan Marchessault pass right at the doorstep, but that ended up being the final goal of the game. The talented Swede is averaging a point per game in the playoffs, but fantasy owners involved in survivor pools must be wondering how long this fairytale season from the expansion Golden Knights can last.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Columbus213253001093104
2015-16Columbus8191120-90010416495
2016-17Columbus8161925101030435525
2017-18Vegas82433578498460402435
2656167128539411013461559
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2014-15Columbus2910.3256:5233840:230:282001
2015-16Columbus1088.31172:04159821:54173:016003
2016-17Columbus966.31084:23158716:31131:5410004
2017-18Vegas18423.41534:471807197:20135:3112006
41714.64048:065330276:08440:54300014
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Columbus5213400004640
2017-18Vegas20781582020160170
259918122020206210
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Columbus1216.780:281171:0711:230000
2017-18Vegas5014.0433:2752654:1639:132001
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/189
Birthdate:
1/8/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Marsta, Sweden
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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