ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday that the team has assigned Swedish center William Karlsson to their primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), the Norfolk Admirals.
Karlsson, 21, played in Sweden's top league, Elitserien, for the past two seasons from 2012-2014. For HV71, Karlsson skated in 105 games recording 19 goals, 46 assists and 26 penalty minutes over those two seasons. He was also named the league's Rookie of the Year in 2012-13 when he posted four goals and 24 assists to go along with a plus-17 rating.
The Ducks selected the 6-0, 176-pound center in the second round with the 53rd pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Karlsson was ranked 21st overall by Central Scouting amongst European skaters prior to the draft.
He won gold at the 2012 U20 World Junior Championships with Sweden and silver in the 2013 World Junior Championships.
Next Home Game & Promotions: The Admirals conclude their regular season home schedule on Wednesday, April 16, and Friday, April 18, versus East-Division opponent, Hershey, at Scope. Family Fun Packs and $9 Student Rush Night Tickets are available for Wednesday's game at 7:15 p.m. Friday is Fan Appreciation Night and will feature Party on the Plaza before the game. The first 3,000 fans inside the Scope will also receive a 2013-14 Norfolk Admirals Team Poster. It is Girl Scout Night as well and game time set for 7:15 p.m.
Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
For discounted group tickets stop by the Admiralsí Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at www.norfolkadmirals.com