William Eklund - Updated Feb 2024

Updated On February 12, 2024
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Haninge, Sweden

William Eklund

William Eklund is an ice hockey player from Sweden. Currently, William Eklund plays from the Centre/Left Wing position with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Early Life

William Eklund was born on the 12 of October 2002, in Haninge, Sweden. As of 2023, he is 21 years old and holds Swedish nationality. He belongs to the Sewish ethnicity and has a birth sign of Libra. It is unknown which religion he has his beliefs His parents, siblings, profession, and early childhood life are yet to be revealed to him. It seems, he likes to put his family away from the limelight and does not like to talk about his family in public. Meanwhile, it is only known that his father’s name is Christian Eklund, a retired professional Swedish ice hockey player.

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Caption: William Eklund with his brother and father (Source: Hockeysverige)


Comin to his education life, he has not officially revealed or shared his academic qualification. He seems to be well-educated and might have earned a good grade in his high school. Looking at his age, he might have enrolled himself in a local university for further studies.

Professional Career

William Eklund joined the team’s junior program at the age of 16 and quickly rose through the ranks, making his professional debut with the senior team during the 2018-2019 season. On the 4th of January 2020, he made his debut in the Swedish Hockey League for Djurgardens IF. And, the team win away against IK Oskarshamn in his debut match.

For the club, he played a total of 20 regular season games and scored two points during the rest of the 2019–20 SHL season. In the 2020–21 SHL season, he collected five points in his first eight games.

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Caption: William Eklund playing for his team (Source: The Hockey News)

He was picked seventh overall by the San Jose Sharks after being named the top international prospect for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting. The Sharks signed Eklund to a three-year, entry-level contract on August 16, 2021. He made his NHL debut on October 16, 2021, in a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, where he also recorded his first point, an assist. After nine games with the Sharks, he was reassigned to Sweden on November 5, 2021.

International career

He was included in the preliminary Swedish roster for the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. However, he tested positive for COVID-19preventingng him from joining the final roster for the tournament. On the 28th of April 2021, he made his international debut with the Swedish national ice hockey team in a friendly game against Denmark. Meanwhile, he scored one goal and made one assist.


As of now, this hockey player has not yet won any awards or honors at the professional level. He is working hard to develop his skills and gain experience in the NHL and may earn some awards and achievements in the upcoming years.

Net Worth 2024

The hockey player’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million. Meanwhile, he earned an annual salary of around $925,000 from his current club. Eklund has not yet endorsed any product at the t moment.

Relationship Status

William Eklund has not yet revealed or shared information regarding his relationship status. Meanwhile, he is very private when it comes to his personal life and does not like to talk about it in public. There is not much known related to his past and current relationships. It seems that the hockey player is single and unmarried at the moment. He is fully concerned regarding his profession and is not a part of any kind of controversy or scandal.

Body Measurements

William Eklund stands 5 feet 11 inches tall (180 cm) and weighs around 82 kg (181 lbs). Moreover, he has blonde hair with a pair of green eyes color and his other body measurements such as shoe size, dress size, and many others are still unknown.

William Eklund – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@eklund_72’ there are over 28.6k followers. Likewise, there are over 2.9k followers on his Twitter page ‘@Williameklund72’ and he is not active on Facebook.