Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Karlsson
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 07/28/1994
AGE: 21
DRAFTED: CAR: 2012-99 overall
Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft… Is playing his first season of professional hockey in North America in 2015-16… Played 99 career games with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), totaling nine points (3g, 6a)… Had 96 points (33g, 63a) in 125 career games with Frolunda Jr. of Sweden’s junior league… Also skated in 43 games with Frolunda’s under-18 team between 2009-2012, earning 57 points (25g, 32a)… Teamed with fellow Hurricanes draft picks Elias Lindholm and Lucas Wallmark to capture silver with Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championship, notching three assists in seven games… Earned five points (2g, 3a) in six games as Sweden captured the silver medal at the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic… Also won silver with Sweden at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament and played in the 2011 World Junior A Challenge, the 2012 U-18 5 Nations Cup and the 2013 4 Nations Cup… Spent most of the 2011-12 with Frolunda Jr. of Sweden’s junior league, notching 14 goals and 19 assists (33 points) in 47 games… Scored 10 goals and added 25 assists (35 points) in 40 games with Frolunda Jr. in 2012-13… Also made his Swedish Elite League debut in 2012-13, appearing in five games for Frolunda… Spent the majority of the 2013-14 season in the SHL with Frolunda, totaling five goals and one assist (6 points) in 41 games.

2014-15: Played the full season with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), registering three points (1g, 2a)… Appeared in seven playoff games as the Indians advanced to the SHL semifinals before falling to Vaxjo.