Elliotte Friedman has reported that Ludwig Karlsson prepared to sign a deal with the Ottawa Senators.
Karlsson, 22, spent last season with Northeastern University and scored five goals and three assists in 17 games. By signing a deal with the Sens, Karlsson voids his NCAA eligibility and would likely join the Binghamton Senators.
The Stockholm native spent two seasons with Northeastern, and came to North America in 2009-10, joining the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. In his two seasons in the USHL, Karlsson — no relation to Ottawa defenceman Erik — scored 24 goals and 51 assists in 137 games, as well as helping the Gamblers to a Clark Cup as league champions.
A member of the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2011-12, the 6-foot-2, 194 pound forward scored 34 points (15-19) in his 49 game NCAA career.