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Top William Eklund News

  • Sharks' William Eklund: Gathers helper Monday

    Eklund recorded an assist, three shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in Monday's 9-2 loss to the Oilers.

    Eklund has gotten on the scoresheet in eight of the last nine games, earning four goals and seven assists in that span. The 21-year-old winger is up to 45 points, a minus-42 rating, 128 shots on net and 72 blocked shots through 79 appearances. Given the Sharks' poor play overall, Eklund has made a positive impression as the current keystone of the team's rebuild.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Plucks apple in loss

    Eklund notched an assist in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Wild.

    Eklund has four goals and six assists over his last eight outings. The 21-year-old winger is putting together a strong finish to his first full NHL campaign. For the season, he's at 44 points, 125 shots on net, 71 blocked shots and a minus-39 rating through 78 appearances in a top-six role.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Stays warm with pair of helpers

    Eklund notched two assists, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Kraken.

    Eklund is piling up points late in the season with six goals and seven assists over his last 11 contests. The winger set up Kyle Burroughs' go-ahead tally in the second period and also assisted on a Fabian Zetterlund goal less than a minute later. Eklund has 43 points, 125 shots on net, 70 blocked shots, 30 PIM and a minus-40 rating through 77 outings overall, and he's played primarily in a top-six role in his first full campaign.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Pots goal in overtime loss

    Eklund scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames.

    Eklund has six goals and five assists over his last 10 outings while seeing primarily top-line usage in that span. The winger is up to 16 goals, 41 points, 125 shots on net, 67 blocked shots, 30 PIM and a minus-42 rating over 76 appearances. Eklund hasn't been dominant, but he's shown enough overall for fantasy managers in dynasty formats to remain optimistic about his future.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Scores hat trick

    Eklund collected three goals -- including one in overtime -- in a 3-2 win over the Blues on Saturday.

    Eklund was hot as a pistol against the Blues. He scored twice on the power play in the second period and then added the game-winner in the extra frame for his 15th of the year. The 21-year-old rookie is now on a modest four-game point streak, collecting three goals and three assists over that span. While he might not be a must-start option right now, Eklund is continuing to develop, which makes him a player to monitor closely in future drafts.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Hands out helper in loss

    Eklund notched an assist and two hits in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.

    Eklund has two goals and five helpers over his last seven contests. The 21-year-old winger was dropped to the fourth line amid some overall struggles in March, but he's bounced back well and appears set to close out the season strong. He's posted 37 points, 117 shots on net, 67 blocked shots and a minus-43 rating through 73 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Generates power-play assist

    Eklund notched a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.

    Eklund has been warm on offense with two goals and four assists over his last six games. Three of those points have come with the man advantage, including his secondary helper on Fabian Zetterlund's tally Monday. Eklund is up to 36 points, 117 shots on net, 67 blocked shots and a minus-43 rating through 72 appearances, playing mainly in a top-six role in his first full NHL campaign.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Picks up helper Saturday

    Eklund notched an assist, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Blues.

    Eklund has two goals and three assists over his last five outings, a strong response to a recent five-game slump. The 21-year-old winger has occasionally dipped into a bottom-six role this season, but he's been firmly in the top six while his offense is warm. Overall, he's produced 35 points, 116 shots on net, 65 blocked shots and a minus-42 rating over 71 appearances.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Registers two points

    Eklund scored a power-play goal on two shots, dished an assist and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.

    Eklund was involved in the Sharks' first two goals, but the Stars didn't let the hosts rally much after that. This was Eklund's first multi-point effort since Jan. 30. He has four points over his last three games despite starting each of those contests on the fourth line. The 21-year-old is at 12 tallies, 34 points, 111 shots on net, 62 blocked shots and a minus-42 rating through 69 appearances on the year.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Records helper Saturday

    Eklund posted a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

    Eklund set up the second of Fabian Zetterlund's two goals in the second period. The 21-year-old Eklund has gotten on the scoresheet in each of the last two games despite playing on the fourth line. The winger has 32 points, 109 shots on net, 60 blocked shots and a minus-42 rating through 68 contests overall. His current assignment is less than encouraging, but his presence on the top power-play unit at least offers some upside.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Deposits lone goal in loss

    Eklund scored a goal in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning.

    Eklund entered Thursday on a five-game point drought, and he had gone eight contests without a goal. That earned him a demotion to the fourth line, but he bounced back well by tying the game at 1-1 in the first period. Eklund has 11 goals, 31 points, 109 shots on net, 59 blocked shots and a minus-42 rating over 67 appearances. He's still got some bumps in the road ahead while playing for a rebuilding team, but he's shown a lot of positives this season, his first full NHL campaign.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Hands out power-play helper

    Eklund recorded a power-play assist in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Eklund has a pair of goals and two assists over his last four outings. His feed toward the net bounced off Thomas Bordeleau's skate and in for the Sharks' first goal. Eklund continues to put up solid offense despite the dwindling talent on the team around him. He has 29 points (10 on the power play), 97 shots on net, 56 blocked shots and a minus-34 rating through 60 appearances this season.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Available to play Thursday

    Eklund (undisclosed) will play Thursday versus the Islanders, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Eklund appeared to be hurt at the end of the Sharks' game Tuesday versus the Stars, but it clearly didn't end up being a long-term issue. The 21-year-old rookie will slot into the second-line center role again and he should be on the first power-play unit as well against the Isles.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Needs help off the ice

    Eklund was helped off the ice at the end of Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Stars, and head coach David Quinn had no update on his status following the game, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Eklund posted a power-play assist and a minus-4 rating in the contest. The Sharks are already running thin down the middle -- Eklund's a natural winger but has been playing at center in recent weeks. An update on his status should be available prior to Thursday's game versus the Islanders.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Set to play

    Eklund (illness) is expected to play versus the Stars on Tuesday, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.

    Eklund was considered a game-time decision Tuesday after missing Sunday's contest. He has scored in each of his last two outings and should center the second line after his one-game absence.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Game-time call

    Eklund (illness) will be a game-time decision Tuesday versus Dallas, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    If Eklund is able to go, he should return to a featured role following his one-game absence, skating on the second line and first power-play unit against the Stars. He's picked up 10 goals and 27 points through 58 contests this season.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Not playing Sunday

    Eklund (illness) will not suit up Sunday against the Wild, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Eklund appears to be a late scratch Sunday due to his illness. The 21-year-old has 10 goals and 27 points through 58 games this season. In his absence, Kevin Labanc will likely get back in the lineup. Eklund's next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Stars.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Scores in Saturday's shootout loss

    Eklund scored a goal on two shots, blocked two shots, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars.

    Eklund scored for the second game in a row as the Sharks' second line led their offense. The 21-year-old has done alright while filling in as a center amid the ongoing absences of Tomas Hertl (knee) and Logan Couture (groin). Eklund is up to 10 goals, 27 points, 95 shots on net, 53 blocked shots, 30 PIM and a minus-29 rating through 58 appearances, and he should continue to see top-six minutes.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Buries power-play goal

    Eklund scored a power-play goal on two shots, added four PIM and went minus-2 in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Ducks.

    Eklund entered Thursday with no points in his last four games and no goals in his last 10 outings. He snapped both slumps with a tally in the second period, briefly tying the game at 3-3. The 21-year-old winger has been solid in a top-six role with 26 points and 93 shots on net, but he also carries a minus-31 rating and 26 PIM through 57 appearances this season. Eklund continues to fill in at center while the Sharks are thin at the position due to injuries.

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  • Sharks' William Eklund: Picks up assist in win

    Eklund recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

    Eklund has six helpers over his last five games, but he's gone six contests without a goal. With Tomas Hertl (knee) and Logan Couture (groin) both out, Eklund will have a chance to gain further experience as a center. The 21-year-old is up to eight goals, 25 points, 82 shots on net, 46 blocked shots and a minus-23 rating through 52 appearances. He's a player to hold in dynasty formats, though his offense is on the fringe of being valuable in redraft leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 176 lbs
Birthplace: Haninge, Sweden
Age: 21
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left