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William Karlsson signs 8-year Vegas Golden Knights contract

Posted at 7:57 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 00:03:51-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced June 24 that the team has signed forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract through the 2026-27 season worth an average annual value of $5.9 million.

Karlsson, 26, finished his second season with the Golden Knights with 56 points (24 G, 32 A) to go with 16 penalty minutes.

He finished with 13 multi-point games, including three games where he recorded three points.

The Marsta, Sweden native recorded his 150th career point on December 6 and now has 184 career points (85 G, 99 A) through five seasons in the NHL.

Karlsson is the only player in franchise history to have appeared in every regular season game and postseason contest, a total of 191 games.

He was originally acquired by the Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft.

More fun facts about William Karlsson:

  • Birthplace: Marsta, Sweden
  • Born: January 8, 1993 (age 26)
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 189 lbs.
  • He 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)
  • He had seven power-play goals during the 2018-19 season, which led the team
  • He was selected by Anaheim in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.