William Eklund

San Jose Sharks logo
Age 21 Oct 12, 2002
Center shoots left
5'10" 178 cm
181 lbs 82 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2030
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond
Draft Year 2021
Drafted Overall 7
Draft Round 1
Draft Team San Jose Sharks logo

Transaction History
Mar 3, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund (illness) will not suit up Sunday against the Minnesota Wild, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mar 2, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | 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 Dallas Stars.
Feb 29, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored a power-play goal on two shots, added four PIM and went minus-2 in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Feb 15, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames.
Jan 31, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund posted an assist, two PIM, two blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Jan 30, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund notched a pair of assists, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Jan 27, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund put up two assists in a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Jan 22, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund netted a goal in a 4-3 shootout win over LA on Monday.
Jan 4, 2024 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund posted an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
Dec 21, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund notched an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Dec 17, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Dec 12, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored a power-play goal on three shots and added four PIM in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Dec 12, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund (lower body) will play against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Dec 10, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund (lower body) will not be available Sunday against the Vegas Golden Knights, Max Miller of The Hockey News reports.
Dec 5, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund tallied a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders.
Dec 2, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored an empty-net goal on two shots and blocked five shots in Friday's 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Nov 24, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal on Friday.
Nov 16, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored a goal on a team-high four shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 12, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund registered an assist in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Nov 9, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund produced an assist and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Nov 7, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund tallied a power-play goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 2, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Per Max Miller of The Hockey News, Eklund (illness) will be in the lineup versus the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.
Nov 1, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund is battling an illness Wednesday, though he's still probable for Thursday's contest versus Vancouver, per Max Miller of The Hockey News.
Oct 18, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored a power-play goal on two shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Sep 6, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund participated in captain's skate activities Wednesday and should be ready for training camp when it opens Sept. 21, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Mar 31, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund, who was playing for AHL San Jose, underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday.
Mar 19, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund was assigned to AHL San Jose on Sunday.
Mar 17, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund converted on a penalty shot, fired three shots on goal, blocked three shots, added two hits and logged two PIM in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Seattle Kraken.
Mar 15, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund scored a goal on two shots and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 3, 2023 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund was recalled from AHL San Jose on Friday.
Oct 14, 2022 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund was sent back to the AHL Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Oct 13, 2022 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund was promoted from AHL San Jose on Thursday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Nov 5, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund will be reassigned to Djurgarden of the SHL, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Nov 2, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Oct 16, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund produced a power-play assist, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Oct 11, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund made the San Jose Sharks' roster to start the 2021-22 campaign, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Aug 14, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund signed a three-year, entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, per PuckPedia.
Jul 23, 2021 San Jose Sharks | William Eklund | Eklund was drafted seventh overall by the San Jose Sharks at the 2021 NHL Draft on Friday.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

William Eklund
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks logo 58 10 17 27 -29 30 816 37.90 45.20 4.50 45.70 2.90 0.22 0.88
William Eklund Stats by Elite Prospects William Eklund Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2014-2015 Sweden Selects U13 WSI U13 9 3 5 8 4
2015-2016 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 1 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 23 12 13 25 8
2016-2017 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 SM 8 1 7 8 4
2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 3 3 4 7 0
2017-2018 Stockholm Syd TV-Pucken 6 0 8 8 4
2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Region 19 6 16 22 8 Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
2017-2018 Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 0 12 12 6
2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Nationell 17 3 10 13 10 Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 SM 7 3 9 12 4
2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Region 13 4 5 9 4 Playoffs 4 3 5 8 0
2018-2019 Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 11 2 8 10 10
2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF J20 J20 Nationell 13 1 2 3 6 Playoffs 8 2 4 6 0
2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Nationell 13 6 7 13 4 Playoffs 4 3 5 8 0
2019-2020 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 4 5 2
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J20 J20 Nationell 31 12 24 36 22
2019-2020 Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 13 2 4 6 0
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Region 1 0 3 3 0
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF SHL 20 0 2 2 4
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 2 0 0 0 2
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Nationell 1 0 0 0 2
Draft Yr 2020-2021 Djurgårdens IF SHL 40 11 12 23 2 Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2020-2021 Sweden (all) International 4 1 1 2 0
2021-2022 San Jose Sharks NHL 9 0 4 4 2 108 33.30 41.90 -7.00 47.40 1.30 0.56
2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF SHL 29 1 13 14 4
2021-2022 Sweden U20 (all) WJC-20 Cancelled 2 0 3 3 0
2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF J20 J20 Nationell 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 2 1 1 2 0
2021-2022 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 3 3 0
2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF SHL 4 1 0 1 0
2022-2023 San Jose Barracuda AHL 54 17 24 41 43
2022-2023 San Jose Sharks NHL 8 2 1 3 6 116 20.00 43.70 -1.30 51.10 2.40 0.52 0.52
2023-2024 San Jose Sharks NHL 58 10 17 27 30 816 37.90 45.20 4.50 45.70 2.90 0.22 0.88
William Eklund Stats by Elite Prospects | William Eklund Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date August 14, 2021
Agent Mark Gandler & Todd Diamond
Qualifying Offer on Expiry $874,125
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,590,002 1.11% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,167 $863,334 $863,334 $863,334
RFA
AAV $1,775,000 $1,744,167 $1,713,334 $1,713,334 $1,713,334
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $850,000 $850,000 $850,000
Base Salary $0 $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0 $0
Total Salary $92,500 $92,500 $925,000 $832,500 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $0 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Clauses
ENTRY-LEVEL SLIDE
ENTRY-LEVEL SLIDE
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
Includes European Assignment Clause

Contract History