The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward William Karlsson to a 1-year, $5.25 million deal.

The 25-year-old had a breakthrough season with the Golden Knights in their inaugural 2017-2018 season putting up career-high numbers in every category. Playing alongside Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault,  Karlsson registered 43 goals and 35 assists over 82 games. The Swede also played an integral role in Vegas' historic playoff run with 7 goals and 8 assists through 20 games - inlcuding two points during the Stanley Cup Finals against the Washington Capitals. 

Karlsson was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, but didn't make his NHL debut until 2014. Since then, he's scored 61 goals and added 67 assists over 265 career games for the Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Golden Knights. He was acquired by the Golden Knights in June 2017 after being exposed by the Blue Jackets during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. 

Karlsson is coming off a two-year, $2 million contract.