Anton Karlsson Draft Report | The Scouting Report

RW Anton Karlsson | Frolunda (Allsvenskan)

Shoots: Right
Date of Birth: 1996-10-21
Height: 5.11
Weight: 165 lbs.
NHL Draft Eligible: 2014
TSR NHL Draft Rank: 12

Scouting report

Karlsson burst onto the scene internationally last season; wearing the captaincy for Sweden at the Under 17 Championships and following that up with a very impressive performance as an underager with the Swedish entry at the Under 18 Championships. The 6-foot-1 forward has already filled out to 203 pounds and has a motor that is rivaled by few prospects at this age. Karlsson is a tireless worker who is always making an impact with his hardwork and physicality. The 17-year-old is relentless on the forecheck and is excellent at creating turnovers and driving offensive zone puck possession with great board-work and puck protection. Karlsson is underrated offensively and his ability to be around the puck bodes well for him at the next level as he should develop into a forward who is capable of complimenting a first or second line centre.

Player Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 VärmlandTV-Pucken8 4 610 4|        
  BIK Karlskoga J18J18 Elit19 0 00 0|        
  BIK Karlskoga J18J18 Allsvenskan16 1 12 2|        
  BIK Karlskoga J20J20 Elit3 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 BIK Karlskoga J18J18 Elit15 3 69 2|        
 2013-2014 BIK Karlskoga J18J18 Elit34 8 1220 30|Playoffs5 0 00
  BIK Karlskoga J20J20 Elit15 1 34 6|Qualification5 0 00
 2014-2015 BIK Karlskoga J20J20 Div.1- - -- -|        

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2014 NHL Draft Rankings

1. C Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2. D Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
3. C Michael Dal Colle Oshawa Generals
4. C Leon Draisaitl Prince Albert Raiders
5. C William Nylander Rogle
6. LW Nick Ritchie Peterborough Petes
7. D Haydn Fleury Red Deer Rebels
8. D Roland McKeown Kingston Frontenacs
9. LW Sam Bennett Kingston Frontenacs
10. C Jared McCann Soo Greyhounds

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