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Sharks sign Swedish F Karlsson

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The San Jose Sharks signed Swedish forward Melker Karlsson to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Karlsson, 23, had nine goals and 16 assists in 48 games with Skelleftea in the Swedish Hockey League this season. He also had four goals and eight assists in 14 playoff games to help Skelleftea win the league title.

The 6-foot-1, 181-pound forward spent the past six seasons playing for Skelleftea, where he totaled 31 goals and 66 points in 216 regular-season games.
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