Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, August 4, that the team has signed forward William Karlsson to a one-year contract through the 2018-19 season worth $5,250,000.
“William had a great year for us and we are excited to now have him under contract for next season,” said Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee.
Karlsson, 25, is coming off a career year with the Golden Knights in which he led the team in goals (43), points (78), and won the Lady Byng Award, which is given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
The Marsta, Sweden native recorded his 100th career point on Feb. 15 and now has 128 career points through four seasons in the NHL. He was acquired by the Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft.
- Country: Sweden
- Birthplace: Marsta, Sweden
- Born: January 8, 1993
- Height: 6’1
- Weight: 189 lbs.
- Age: 25
- Draft: Selected by Anaheim in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
- Won the Lady Byng Award, which is given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
- Set new career marks in goals (43), assists (35), and points (78) in 2017-18.
- Increased goal production from six goals in 2016-17 to 43 in 2017-18.
- Was the only Vegas player to record a hat trick during the 2017-18 season, and he finished the year with two: vs. Toronto (12/31) and vs. Calgary (3/18).
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