Karlsson played in 81 games for Columbus during the 2015-16 season, his first full season after joining the team in 2014-15 upon being traded by Anaheim. He had 20 points (9-11) and was a -9. His offensive numbers represented career highs across the board.
Karlsson was originally a second round pick (53rd overall) of the Ducks back in 2011. He will likely battle for a spot on in the Jackets’ bottom six forward group once again for 2016-17.