The Vancouver Canucks have signed Swedish forward Linus Karlsson to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Thursday.
“We are excited to officially welcome Linus to Vancouver,” said Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin in an official statement. “He is a good goal scorer who plays a solid two-way game, and he is coming off an impressive rookie season in Sweden. We look forward to seeing him develop his game in North America.”
Karlsson, 22, scored a team-high 26 goals to go with 20 assists in 52 games for Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) last season, which led to SHL Rookie of the Year honours.
Karlsson has represented his country on the international stage in 15 games, potting four goals and seven assists.
May 26, 2022