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Andreas Karlsson
Andreas Karlsson
Center
(KAHRL-sohn, ahn-DRAY-uhs)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 201
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 19, 1975
Birthplace: Luvika, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2006
Drafted: CGY / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (148th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Played a season high 13:53 2/1 at CAR … Registered a season high 3 shots on goal and scored the GWG 1/9 vs. PIT … Tied his season high with a plus-2 rating 11/8 at PIT … Recorded his 1st multi-point game with the Lightning with a goal and an assist while recording a season-high plus-2 rating 11/6 at NYI … Scored his first goal with Tampa Bay 10/21 at WSH … Recorded his first Lightning point in his first game with an assist and had a plus-1 rating 10/5 at ATL, also his first game with Tampa Bay.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Played in all 6 games, making his Stanley Cup Playoff debut … Won 8 of 10 face offs in the ECQF and ranked 5th on the team in wins … Logged a season-high 14:40 of ice time and had his first four shots of the series in Game 5 … Won three faceoffs in Game 2 … Played 5:35 and had an even rating in Game 1.

CAREER NOTES
2005-06: Led the Swedish Elite League in points with 55 and was tied for the lead in goals with 26 for HV 71 … Also recorded 29 assists … Led the team in goals, assists and points … Played in 12 playoff games and scored 5 goals while recording 13 assists … Ranked second on the team in playoff points, tied for second for goals and was tied for the team lead in assists … 2004-05: Returned to the Swedish Elite League and scored 11 goals while recording 24 points … Was tied for second on the team in goals and was third in points.  2003-04: Returned to Europe after signing with Basel of the Swiss Nationalliga … Played in 40 games scored 7 goals while dishing out 20 assists with Basel … Led the team in points and assists.  2002-03: Skated in 41 games with Chicago (AHL) and scored 12 goals while registering 32 points … Ranked seventh on the team with 6 PPG … Netted 1 game winning goal.  2001-02: Led Chicago to the Calder Cup and finished fourth in the AHL and third on the team with 21 points in 23 playoff games … Tied for second on the team with 7 playoff goals and assists with 14 … Scored 6 goals and recorded 20 points in 16 games with the Wolves … Played in 42 games with Atlanta (NHL) and scored 1 goal while dishing out 7 assists … 2000-01: Spent the entire season with Atlanta … Appeared in 60 games and scored 5 goals while recording 16 points … Also scored his first shorthanded goal … Set career highs in points, assists and goals.  1999-00: Made his North American Pro debut with Orlando (IHL) and played in 18 games … Scored 5 goals and handed out 5 assists for the Solar Bears … Made his NHL debut 11/22/99 vs. VAN … Scored his first NHL goal 11/25/99 vs. OTT (Tugnutt).

EUROPEAN CAREER
In 2005-06 he led the Swedish Elite League in points with 55 and was tied for the lead in goals with 26 for HV 71 … Also recorded 29 assists … Led the team in goals, assists and points … Played in 12 playoff games and scored 5 goals while recording 13 assists … Ranked second on the team in playoff points, tied for second for goals and was tied for the team lead in assists … Played 7 seasons with Leksands in the Swedish Elite League, recording 57 goals, 61 assists and 118 points in 229 games from 1993-99 … Tallied career highs for Leksands in 1998-99 with 18 goals and 33 points … Was fourth on the team in goals in 1998-99.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Helped Sweden capture the Bronze Medal at the 1995 World Junior Championships, finishing with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 7 games … Played on the Under-18 team that captured the gold medal at 1992-93 European Junior Championships.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by Calgary in the sixth round, 148th overall, at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft Acquired by Atlanta from Calgary in exchange for future considerations on 6/25/99 Signed by the Lightning as a free agent on 7/1/06.

NHL FIRSTS
GAME:    NHL - 11/22/99 vs. VAN
    Lightning – 10/5/06 at ATL
GOAL:    NHL - 11/25/99 vs. OTT (Tugnutt)
    Lightning – 10/21/06 at WSH (Kolzig)
ASSIST:    NHL - 12/12/99 at SJS
    Lightning – 10/5/06 at ATL

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:    1 (14 times, last – 1/7/07 vs. PIT)
Season:    5 (1999-00, 2000-01)
Multi-Goal Games:        0
    In 2006-07:    0
Hat Tricks:    0
Streak:    2 (4/4-4/6/00)
    In 2006-07:    0

Assists           
Game:    2 (11/29/00 vs. DET)
Season:    11 (2000-01)
Streak:    2 (4 times, last – 11/6-11/8/06, 1g-2a)
    In 2006-07:    2 (11/6-11/8/06, 1g-2a)

Points
Game:    2 (3 times, last – 11/6/06 at NYI (1g-1a)
Season:    16 (2000-01)
Multi-Point Games:    5
    In 2006-07:    1 (11/6/06 at NYI (1g-1a)
Streak:    3 (4/4-4/6/00, 2g-1a)
    In 2006-07:    2 (11/6-11/8/06, 1g-2a)

Games Played Streak:    34 (11/22-2/3/00)
Most PIM in a Game:    4 (12/8/99 @ LAK)
Most Shots in a Game:    6 (twice, last – 3/18/01 vs. VAN)