Erik Karlsson (ice hockey, born 1994)
Erik Karlsson (born 28 July 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with KooKoo of the Liiga. Karlsson was drafted in the fourth round, 99th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.
28 July 1994|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
99th overall, 2012|
Karlsson developed as a youth in his native Sweden with the Frölunda HC organization. He played in his first Elitserien game on 18 December 2012, against AIK. On May 27, 2014, Karlsson was signed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
After two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Hurricanes affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, Karlsson was continuing to struggle at the North American game. As an impending restricted free agent, Karlsson opted to return to Sweden in agreeing to a one-year contract with Timrå IK of the Allsvenskan on May 11, 2017. His NHL rights were later relinquished by the Hurricanes.
Serving as an Alternate captain with Timrå in the 2017–18 season, Karlsson produced 9 goals and 28 points in 52 games. As a free agent Karlsson opted to leave Sweden, signing a one-year contract with Finnish club, KooKoo of the Liiga, on April 9, 2018.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
- "Elitserien - 2012/2013, Frölunda HC - AIK". Elitserien (in Swedish). 18 December 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- "Qualified forward joins the club". Timrå IK (in Swedish). 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- "KooKoo add Stromwall and Karlsson". KooKoo (in Finnish). 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.