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Vegas Golden Knights

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
83%53%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
153146111618:04

Player Updates

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.

January 15, 2020 02:16 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Delivers assist versus Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson posted an assist and a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.

Karlsson snapped a seven-game pointless streak with a helper on Reilly Smith's power-play equalizer in the third period. It has been a mediocre campaign for the Swedish center, as he's accrued 10 goals and 24 points through 49 games, but he's been quite effective on special teams with five shorthanded points and six on the power play.

December 28, 2019 03:28 PM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Sends helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson registered an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Ducks.

Karlsson set up Jonathan Marchessault's opening tally at 4:55 of the second period. The Swede is now at 33 points, 87 shots and a plus-8 rating through 41 games this year.

December 23, 2019 08:24 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Another two-assist game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson had a pair of assists and one shot on goal in Sunday's 3-1 victory over San Jose.

It was the second straight two-assist performance for Karlsson, who set up a pair of third-period goals Sunday. He drew the primary assist on Shea Theodore's game-winning goal midway through the period, then had a hand in Jonathan Marchessault's insurance tally late in the frame. Karlsson has 10 goals and 22 assists through 39 games.

December 20, 2019 02:48 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Plays provider with two helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson registered two assists, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.

Karlsson set up linemates Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith to rack up his two assists. The pair of helpers got Karlsson to the 30-point mark in 38 games this year. The Swede has added 81 shots and a plus-7 rating.

December 16, 2019 09:20 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Emerges with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson collected an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Canucks.

Vegas is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games, and Karlsson is doing yeoman's work as the team's top-line center. With 10 goals and 18 helpers through 36 games, the Swede trails only Mark Stone's 30-point output and Max Pacioretty's current mark of 34.

December 14, 2019 11:24 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Factors into road win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson opened the scoring for Vegas in its 3-2 overtime win over the Stars on Friday.

Karlsson anticipated a slick behind-the-back pass from Jonathan Marchessault and went top shelf to the detriment of goalie Ben Bishop. That's goal No. 10 for Vegas' top-line center, who has 17 helpers to boot.

December 11, 2019 01:52 AM
Golden Knights' William Karlsson: Lights lamp shorthanded
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Karlsson scored a shorthanded goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blackhawks.

Karlsson worked with Reilly Smith for the tally late in the second period. The Swede entered Tuesday on a bit of a skid, with just two assists in his previous nine games. His season numbers still look good -- Karlsson has nine goals and 26 points through 33 contests. Ten of his points have come on special teams, with five each in power play and penalty-killing situations.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2014-15Columbus213253001093104
2015-16Columbus8191120-90010416495
2016-17Columbus8161925101030435525
2017-18Vegas82433578498460402435
2018-19Vegas8224325617150588646
2019-20Vegas63153146112210491455
4101001302306518717024252660
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
2018-19Vegas16914.21545:271737199:40125:2816008
2019-20Vegas13810.91188:331393123:18120:5616013
72413.86782:068460599:06687:18620125
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Columbus5213400004640
2017-18Vegas20781582020160170
2018-19Vegas7235101005260
32111223132120258270
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Columbus1216.780:281171:0711:230000
2017-18Vegas5014.0433:2752654:1639:132001
2018-19Vegas1711.8142:5718016:1817:092001
7913.9656:5282371:4167:454002
 

Player Info

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

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2017-18: Lady Byng-Most Gentlemanly Player