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.

Erik Karlsson
ErikKarlssonTimrå.jpg
Born (1994-07-28) 28 July 1994 (age 25)
Lerum, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre/Winger
Shoots Right
Liiga team
Former teams
KooKoo
Frölunda HC
Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft 99th overall, 2012
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

PersonalEdit

Erik is the younger brother of Anton Karlsson, who also currently plays for EC VSV in the EBEL.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Frölunda HC J20 29 4 9 13 41 7 1 1 2 4
2011–12 Frölunda HC J20 47 14 19 33 70 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Frölunda HC J20 40 10 25 35 48 6 1 5 6 0
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Karlskrona HK Allsv 2 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Frölunda HC J20 9 5 10 15 2
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 41 5 1 6 6 6 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 53 1 2 3 6 7 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 49 3 6 9 6
2015–16 Florida Everblades ECHL 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 42 0 7 7 6
2017–18 Timrå IK Allsv 52 9 19 28 20 10 2 6 8 0
2018–19 KooKoo Liiga 51 3 20 23 26
SHL totals 99 6 3 9 12 13 1 0 1 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden IH18   5 2 1 3 0
2012 Sweden WJC18   6 1 2 3 2
2014 Sweden WJC   7 0 3 3 2
Junior totals 18 3 6 9 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elitserien - 2012/2013, Frölunda HC - AIK". Elitserien (in Swedish). 18 December 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Qualified forward joins the club". Timrå IK (in Swedish). 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "KooKoo add Stromwall and Karlsson". KooKoo (in Finnish). 9 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

External linksEdit