Marcus Karlberg

Columbus Blue Jackets
Photo courtesy of HockeyAllsvenskan.se

Fantasy Summary

Strong playmaking skills and makes players around him better. History of producing points at every level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 23, 2000
Height 5‘7”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 80

Observations

June 2019 – Karlberg finished 2018-19 with mixed results. He split the season by playing 13 games in the Swedish SuperElit league and 44 games in the Allsvenskan. He recorded 12 points and 11 points respectively. A higher level of competition in the Allsvenskan surely contributed to the lower numbers but that is still decent output for a 19-year-old. Karlberg should remain in Sweden for at least two more years and still needs to earn our faith as a fantasy asset. Frank Pellegrini

March 2019 – Karlberg is a quick, shifty, smaller-sized forward with good awareness and offensive ability. He lacks strength, has little net presence and struggles to win battles along the walls. This year marked the first time that Karlberg has played out of his age group. Through 44 games with Leksands IF of the Allsvenskan, he has amassed a mere 11 points. He is having trouble adjusting, but with time, he should better showcase his skillset. The odds of smaller players finding success in the NHL have always been low. The game has changed however, and with it, those odds have increased. It is too early to compare Karlberg to players such as Gaudreau or Atkinson, but his history of production indicates that anything is possible. Karlberg has 3-4 years of development ahead of him and as a result, he has no fantasy value. He could spend his entire career in the AHL or he could play a middle-six role in the NHL. In either scenario, his fantasy relevancy is limited to dynasty leagues only. Frank Pellegrini


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Leksands IF U16 U16 Elit 26 11 18 29 22 |          
  Leksands IF U16 U16 SM 7 0 2 2 2 |          
  Häradsbygdens SS J18 J18 Div.1 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Dalarna TV-Pucken 6 3 6 9 4 |          
  Leksands IF U16 U16 Elit 22 26 34 60 20 | Playoffs QC 3 6 5 11
  Leksands IF U16 U16 SM 3 3 4 7 4 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 11 0 4 4 16 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 13 3 4 7 8 |          
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 18 10 21 31 53 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 10 3 4 7 14 | Playoffs 5 5 2 7
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 11 1 5 6 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 4 1 0 1 4 |          
 2017-2018 Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 6 1 6 7 2 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 5 4 3 7 4 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 39 15 32 47 24 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Leksands IF Allsvenskan 2 1 0 1 4 |          
 2018-2019 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 13 4 8 12 22 |          
  Leksands IF Allsvenskan 44 4 7 11 10 | Qualification 12 1 3 4
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 1 4 5 4 |          
 2019-2020 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 13 7 6 13 14 |          
  Leksands IF SHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  AIK Allsvenskan 5 1 0 1 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 8 3 1 4 0 |          

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