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Position  Centre
Name  Andreas Karlsson
Career start  1992
Playing career  1992–2011
Weight  93 kg

National team  Sweden
Height  1.93 m
Shot  Left
Role  Ice hockey player
Current team  Frolunda HC
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Born  August 19, 1975 (age 40) Ludvika, SWE (1975-08-19)
SEL team Former teams  Frolunda HC HV71 Leksands IF Atlanta Thrashers Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft  148th overall, 1993 Calgary Flames
Spouse  Monique Kavelaars (m. 2004)
People also search for  Monique Kavelaars, John Kavelaars, Anne Kavelaars

Andreas John Karlsson (born August 19, 1975) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player, last played for Frölunda HC in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.


Playing career

Karlsson is a good skater and playmaker with good technical skills. During the season 2005–06 he has also shown that he is an efficient goal scorer. He is sometimes called "Pastorn", which is Swedish for "The Pastor".

He played his first international game with Team Sweden on December 16, 1995, against Czech Republic in Helsinki, Finland. Karlsson was drafted by Calgary Flames with their 6th pick, 148th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Since then he has played for Atlanta Thrashers, Orlando Solar Bears, and Chicago Wolves in the United States.

In 2006, Karlsson signed a one-year contract with Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL, as their third line center with both scoring and defensive capabilities. After two seasons, totalling 13 points in 111 regular season games, he returned to his native Sweden and signed a three-year deal with Frölunda HC in Elitserien.

Coaching career

  • Frölunda Indians Under 20 juniors
  • Assistant Coach 2011-12
  • Head Coach 2012–present
  • Frolunda Indians


  • TV-pucken champion with Dalarna in 1990.
  • Baltica Brewery Cup's Best forward in 1998.
  • Calder Cup winner with the Chicago Wolves in 2002.
  • Awarded the Håkan Loob Trophy (Most goals scored in Elitserien) in 2006.
  • Awarded Guldhjälmen (Elitserien's Most Valuable Player) in 2006.
  • Gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2006.
  • Named to the Swedish All-Star Team in 2006.
  • Records

  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for points (55)
  • Elitserien regular season 2005–06 record for goals (26) -- (Shared with Tomi Kallio)
  • International play

    Karlsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

  • 1995 World Junior Championships
  • 1996 World Championships
  • 2006 World Championships (gold medal)
  • International statistics

    Statistics as of April 13, 2006


    Andreas Karlsson Wikipedia

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