Meet William Karlsson Brother Erik Karlsson- Age Gap And Family Tree

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The Karlsson Swedish players are a sensational showdown on the ice hockey rink. Are they actually brothers or just contemporaries of the same sport?

Erik Karlsson does have a younger brother, Pelle Karlsson, and not William.

Pelle is also an ice hockey player born on February 12, 1992. So, in conclusion, it can be stated that only their surnames and place of origin are the same.

Whereas there is no mention of Williams any siblings or her mother, some sources claim his father name is Lars Karlson.

Erik Karlsson With The San Jose Sharks
Erik Karlsson With The San Jose Sharks (Source: Oilersnation)

William started as the 53rd overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft with Anaheim Ducks. He has been playing for Vegas Golden Knights since 2017.

On 31 December 2017, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Karlsson scored his and Knight’s first career NHL hat-trick.

In addition, on 20 June 2018, he won an end-of-season award, becoming the first player since Wayne Gretzky to win an end-of-season award in their team’s inaugural season in the NHL.

Brother Of William, Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson was born on 31 May 1990 and grew up with Pelle in Landsbro, Sweden.

Pelle, unlike his brother Erik started playing in the Swedish league and is currently playing for Boro/Vetlanda HC in Division 2.

Erik has always inspired Pelle, so he joined ice hockey under Erik’s older brother’s guidance and influence.

Erik was 15th overall 2008 NHL Draft by the Ottawa Senators. After his NHL Draft, he won the James Norris Memorial Trophy twice as the NHL’s best defenceman in 2012 and 2015.

William Klarsson Swedish Ice Hockey Player
William Karlsson, Swedish Ice Hockey Player (Source: Las Vegas Review)

Erik is happily settled with her supportive wife, Melinda, and is still active on the ice hockey rink with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL.

Melinda is Karlsson’s second wife; he married in August 2017 before divorcing his first wife, Therese, in 2013.

In the same year, Melinda and Erik announced the news of a new addition to their family, but sadly, on 20 March 2018, the Karlssons announced that their son was stillborn, as he was dead in the 20th- 28th week of pregnancy.

Fortunately, the couple got blessed with another child a year later; this time, it was a girl, but the name was not disclosed.

As per Erik’s Instagram, the couple announced another child, Stellan Axel Karlsson, born on 2 Feb. 2022.

The Scandal

During the terrible time of losing their firstborn, the Karlsson couple was the victim of cyberbullying.

According to New York Post, Melinda filed a protection order against Monika Caryk the girlfriend of Senators’ teammate Mike Hoffman.

It was filed based on harassment of the couple both before and after the passing of their son.

According to the couple Monika Caryk harassed them by using fake accounts to direct over 1,000 malicious comments.

As per Monica, their friendship slipped because Melinda stopped liking Monika’s picture on social media and refrained Monika from the invitations to team dinners organized for wives and girlfriends of Senators’ players.

After this traumatizing situation, the Karlsson couple realized the severe PTSD of bullying.

To spread awareness and help more traumatized people, they organized the charity “Can’t Dim My Light” to raise school funds and awareness about bullying.

Family Of William Karlsson 

William Karlsson is known as “Wild Bill,” a Swedish professional hockey player born to his parents Lars Karlsson and his mother’s name is not disclosed.

There is not much information regarding his early life or siblings, but as reported by the sources, he is married to Emily Karlsson.

William With Emily
William With Emily (Source: Times Of India)

The couple is happily married, and Emily is pregnant with a baby due in May 2023.

Emily Ferguson is a reality Tv actress and has taken part as a contestant on the 20th season of The Bachelor.

Vandana Thapa
Vandana Thapa
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