Anton Karlsson
Born (1996-08-03)August 3, 1996,
Lerum, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
EBEL team
F. teams
EC VSV
Skellefteå AIK
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 87th overall, 2014
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2013–present

Anton Karlsson (born August 3, 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with EC VSV in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL). He was selected in the 5th round (164th overall) by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the 2013 KHL Junior Draft[1] and was also drafted by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round (87th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

At the age of 17, Karlsson made his professional debut on loan from Frölunda HC with the Mora IK of HockeyAllsvenskan during the 2013–14 season, appearing in 9 scoreless games.[2]

Karlsson made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Skellefteå AIK during the 2014–15 SHL season, playing in 6 games for 1 assist before returning to Frölunda HC mid-season on November 29, 2014.

On April 23, 2017, Karlsson left Frölunda for a second time, signing a two-year contract with former team, Leksands IF of the Allsvenskan.[3]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
World Junior Championships
Silver 2014 Malmö

Karlsson captained the Swedish team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and won a silver medal playing with Team Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[4][5]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Anton is the younger brother of Erik Karlsson, who also currently plays for KooKoo in the Finnish Liiga.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Frölunda HC J20 17 4 4 8 4 3 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Frölunda HC J20 28 12 10 22 88 3 0 2 2 2
2013–14 Mora IK Allsv 9 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Skellefteå AIK J20 16 8 6 14 37
2014–15 Skellefteå AIK SHL 6 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Frölunda HC SHL 9 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Frölunda HC J20 16 6 9 15 4 8 3 7 10 6
2015–16 Frölunda HC J20 8 1 2 3 2
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 19 0 2 2 2
2015–16 BIK Karlskoga Allsv 3 1 1 2 0
2015–16 Leksands IF Allsv 21 2 6 8 6 14 1 3 4 2
2016–17 Frölunda HC SHL 6 0 0 0 0
2016–17 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 48 6 4 10 16
2017–18 Leksands IF Allsv 48 8 11 19 12 11 0 1 1 6
2018–19 Leksands IF Allsv 49 11 10 21 22 12 5 1 6 2
SHL totals 40 0 4 4 4

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Sweden IH18 Bronze medal icon.svg 5 0 2 2 4
2013 Sweden U17 Gold medal icon.svg 6 6 3 9 22
2013 Sweden U18 5th 5 2 2 4 10
2013 Sweden IH18 7th 4 1 4 5 0
2014 Sweden U18 4th 7 0 0 0 4
2014 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon.svg 5 0 0 0 0
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 0 2 2 6
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 0 1 12
Junior totals 46 10 13 23 58

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
International
IIHF World U20 Championship Silver Medal with Team Sweden 2014 [6]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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