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Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 11, 2020 12:16 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Offers assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson notched an assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars in Game 3.

Karlsson set up Alex Tuch for the equalizer at 12:46 of the third period, which ultimately forced overtime. The assist gave Karlsson points in consecutive outings after he weathered a four-game drought. The Swede has 10 points (four goals, six helpers) with 48 shots and 24 hits in 18 contests.

September 8, 2020 11:48 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Lights lamp with man advantage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a power-play goal on three shots in Tuesday's 3-0 win versus Dallas in Game 2. He also won six of nine faceoffs (66.7 percent).

Karlsson beat Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin five-hole with a wrister from the left faceoff circle, giving the Golden Knights a 2-0 lead midway through the second period. It was Karlsson's fourth goal of the playoffs and just his second in the past 11 games. The former 43-goal man has a history of scoring in bunches, so perhaps Tuesday's tally will ignite a hot streak for the 27-year-old.

August 31, 2020 02:28 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Adds insurance marker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a goal on five shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Canucks in Game 4.

Karlsson's goal completed a stretch of three scores in 5:37 during the third period for Vegas. It's the third goal of the playoffs for the Swede, who has added five helpers, 34 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating through 12 games. Playing in a top-six role for a potent Vegas offense makes Karlsson a productive playmaker for DFS managers to consider.

August 24, 2020 02:04 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Contributes assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson registered an assist in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks in Game 1.

The Swede notched the secondary helper on Mark Stone's second-period goal. Karlsson is up to two goals and five helpers in nine playoff appearances.

August 19, 2020 01:48 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Dishes two helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson produced two assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 5.

Karlsson set up wingers Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone as the Golden Knights erased an early two-goal deficit. The 27-year-old Karlsson is up to two goals, four helpers, 22 shots and a plus-3 rating through eight playoff contests.

August 15, 2020 11:00 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Pots shorty in Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a shorthanded goal on three shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3.

Karlsson opened the scoring at 4:12 of the first period. Shorthanded production is nothing new for the Swede -- five of his 46 points during the regular season came shorthanded. Karlsson is up to four points, 16 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in six postseason outings.

August 3, 2020 09:40 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Two-point night in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist to go with two shots and a plus-3 rating in Monday's 5-3 round-robin win over Dallas.

Karlsson put the finishing touches on a stunning Vegas rally, finding the empty net with 21 seconds left in regulation. He picked up his assist just 64 seconds into the game when he set up a Chandler Stephenson goal. Karlsson had 15 goals and 46 points in 63 game during the regular season and is only two years removed from a 43-goal campaign, so he's certainly capable of piling up points in bunches.

March 23, 2020 02:56 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Struggling to find back of net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson has 15 goals, 46 points and a plus-11 rating in 63 games this season.

Karlsson's offensive production has tapered off quickly after his breakout campaign in 2017-18 -- over the last three seasons, he's tallied 78, 56 and 46 points, respectively. The 27-year-old forward has just two power-play goals while his shooting percentage has fallen to 10.9 percent.

March 9, 2020 03:48 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Two apples in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson tallied two assists, one with the man advantage, in Sunday's 5-3 win over Calgary.

Karlsson has four points in his last three games, bringing him up to 46 in 62 games this year. Eight have come on the power play.

March 4, 2020 12:48 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Deposits 100th career goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a goal and dished an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils.

Karlsson set up Max Pacioretty for a tally early in the second period, and then netted one of his own 37 seconds into the third. The Swedish center's two-point game puts him at 44 through 60 contests this year. Karlsson's tally was the 100th of his career, scored in his 407th appearance -- 82 of his markers have come in three years with Vegas.

February 29, 2020 01:44 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Finds twine Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a goal on five shots and won 15 of 19 faceoffs in Friday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.

Karlsson's tally was the first of three by the Golden Knights in the third period. He's now at 14 goals, 41 points, 124 shots and a plus-9 rating through 58 games. The Swede has a three-game point streak with four goals and a helper -- he's heated up recently since returning from a broken finger.

February 27, 2020 01:24 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Dishes helper Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson notched an assist in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Oilers.

Karlsson set up Max Pacioretty for a first-period tally. In eight games since Karlsson returned from a broken finger, he's posted three goals and four helpers. The Swede has 41 points, 119 shots and a plus-8 rating in 57 contests overall.

February 24, 2020 01:16 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Hats off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson posted a hat trick in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Ducks.

Karlsson's hat trick came in a span of 12:02 from late in the second period to the middle of the third. His third goal gave the Golden Knights a 5-3 lead, but it didn't hold up. In seven games since his return from a broken finger, the Swede has six points. He's also won 30 of 59 faceoffs over the last three contests -- it seems the 27-year-old is fully healthy once more. He now has 40 points and 119 shots through 56 outings overall.

February 14, 2020 02:40 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Two helpers in second game back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson provided a pair of assists and two shots on goal in Thursday's 6-5 overtime win over the Blues.

Karlsson was playing in just his second game back from a broken finger. He missed eight contests with the injury. The Swede now has 36 points, 108 shots and a plus-4 rating in 51 appearances. Karlsson hasn't taken faceoffs since his return -- the natural center has ceded those duties to wingers Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone and will likely continue to do so until he's back to full health. It doesn't appear Karlsson will have any lingering effects from the injury in terms of production.

February 10, 2020 04:56 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Expected to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (finger) is set to suit up against the Wild on Tuesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Karlsson will be returning to action for the Knights for the first time since Jan. 14 versus Buffalo, a stretch of eight games on the shelf. With the Swede back in the lineup, he will likely start in a bottom-six role but should see minutes with the top power-play unit. Fantasy owners may want to wait a game or two before inserting Karlsson into their lineups, though the 26-year-old should be considered a top-end option soon.

February 9, 2020 04:00 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Trending toward return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (finger) worked on the third line in a regular jersey during Sunday's practice, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

Head coach Peter DeBoer also relayed that Karlsson was dealing with a broken finger, according to David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal. He underwent an X-ray on Saturday and elevated to full participation during Sunday's drills, so he's certainly on the right track for Tuesday's matchup versus the Wild.

February 8, 2020 02:48 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (upper body) has missed his team's last seven games but is close to returning to the Golden Knights' lineup, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

According to head coach Peter DeBoer, Karlsson will have X-rays this weekend and the winger's return date will depend on the results. He'll sit Saturday against Carolina, but there's a chance Karlsson plays Tuesday in Minnesota. In 10 games before getting injured, Karlsson had two assists with a minus-4 rating.

February 5, 2020 02:32 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Should return soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Pete DeBoer said Karlsson (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Panthers but should be ready after the road trip, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

Karlsson will miss a seventh straight game Thursday, but he'll aim to get back into the lineup Saturday versus the Hurricanes. It has been a respectable overall season for Karlsson. He's produced 34 points -- six on the power play -- and 103 shots on net over 49 games, and he'll likely bump into the top six once he's ready.

January 20, 2020 03:20 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Will be out through break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson (upper body) will be on the shelf through the All-Star break, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

The news effectively rules Karlsson out for Tuesday's matchup with Boston, though he could be ready shortly thereafter thanks to a 10-day break for the Golden Knights. Prior to getting hurt, Karlsson was stuck in a 14-game goal drought during which he managed seven helpers and 28 shots while averaging 18:52 of ice time.

January 16, 2020 06:08 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Week-to-week with upper-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson won't play Thursday versus the Senators and is considered week-to-week moving forward.

Karlsson's injury comes at an unfortunate time for a Golden Knights club breaking in a new coach Thursday against the Senators. The club loses out on the service of a pivot that has produced 34 points (10 goals and 24 assists) through 49 games, which will likely open the door for Nicolas Roy to join the lineup versus the Senators.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20LV6315314611221491455
2018-19LV822432561715588646
2017-18VGK8243357849846402435
2016-17CBJ816192510103435525
2015-16CBJ8191120-9001416495
2014-15ANA-CBJ21325300193104
Total410100130230651871724252660
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20LV6313810.918:511393123.30120.9316013
2018-19LV8216914.218:501737199.67125.4716008
2017-18VGK8218423.418:421807197:20135:3112006
2016-17CBJ81966.213:22158716:31131:5410004
2015-16CBJ811088.314:28159821:54173:016003
2014-15ANA-CBJ212910.312:1133840:230:282001
Total41072413.816:328460599:06687:18620125
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
1/8/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Marsta, Sweden
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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NHL Experience:

Awards:

2017-18: Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player