[Best of Vegas 2018]

Best Instant Star: William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights

William Karlsson scored 43 goals during the Golden Knights’ inaugural regular season.
Photo: John Locher/AP

Having scored just 16 goals in two-plus seasons in Columbus, “Wild Bill” exploded into Vegas consciousness, leading the Golden Knights in points (78), goals (43, third in the NHL) and plus/minus (+49, first in the NHL) during the regular season, helping the team to the Stanley Cup Final and earning the league’s Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for play and sportsmanship.

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