Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Karlsson
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ErikKarlsson
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 170
BIRTHDATE: 07/28/1994
AGE: 20
BIRTHPLACE: Lerum, SWE
DRAFTED: CAR: 2012-99 overall
2013-14 Season
Spent the majority of the season in the Swedish Hockey League with Frolunda, totaling five goals and one assist (6 points) in 41 games… Also appeared in nine games with Frolunda’s junior team, scoring 15 points (5g, 10a)… Scored one goal in six postseason contests for Frolunda, as the Indians fell to Linkoping in seven games in the opening round.

Career
Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft… Had played 46 career games with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League entering 2014-15… 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…