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Erik Karlsson | Defenseman | #65

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / OTT
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Erik Karlsson scored a goal and registered three assists in Ottawa's 8-5 loss to Pittsburgh Monday night.
Karlsson has six goals and 24 points in 26 contests, which is both impressive and normal for the elite defenseman. Mark Stone had a goal and two assists for Ottawa. Kyle Turris and Dion Phaneuf each finished the contest with a goal and an assist. Mike Hoffman netted his ninth goal of the campaign. Dec 5 - 10:20 PM

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Erik Karlsson scored recorded the game-winning goal early in the first period in Saturday night’s 2-0 win over the Florida Panthers.

Karlsson was provided some insurance 19 second later when Derick Brassard sunk the puck at 7:05 of the opening frame, but as quickly as it began, the scoring stopped afterward. This was only Karlsson’s fifth goal, but he has racked up 15 assists to make him the Senator’s top earner. Brassard earned his fourth goal and 11th point.
Dec 3 - 10:02 PM

Erik Karlsson dished out two assists in Ottawa's 5-4 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday night.

He assisted on two of Mike Hoffman's three goals in the contest to keep the Senators within striking distance, but the team was unable to even the score. Karlsson also had seven shots in the match. The Ottawa captain has four goals and 19 points in 23 games this year.
Nov 30 - 10:47 AM

Erik Karlsson will play in his 500th NHL game on Saturday night.

"I remember coming as a 19-year-old and looking at people my age (now) and thinking I would never be that old and never feel the way they do," Karlsson said. "And, here I am, biting the bullet a bit and I don’t even want to think how it feels to be a guy like (36-year-old) Chris Kelly." Karlsson has 104 goals and 401 points in his first 499 games.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Nov 26 - 12:11 PM

Erik Karlsson netted his fourth goal of the season Tuesday night.

He scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Karlsson also registered a power-play assist on a goal by Mike Hoffman earlier in the contest, which was his 400th career point. Karlsson has accounted for 16 points in 19 games this campaign.
Nov 23 - 10:37 AM

Erik Karlsson had an assist and the shootout winner Tuesday night against Philadelphia.

His 11th helper of the year came on the game-tying goal by Kyle Turris in the final two minutes of regulation time. Karlsson has amassed 399 career points, which ties him with Radek Bonk for fifth place among the Senators all-time leading scorers.
Nov 16 - 10:50 AM

Erik Karlsson wants to help Ottawa get back on track offensively.

"It starts with me," Karlsson said after Ottawa's 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota. "I have to figure out a way to play the same way, but (also) generate a little more." He picked up his 10th assist of the season on a goal by Kyle Turris in the contest. The Senators have scored nine goals in the last seven games. Karlsson has three markers and 13 points in 15 outings.
Nov 14 - 10:13 AM

Erik Karlsson registered two assists in Friday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The Senators went over 56 minutes without scoring a goal, but they found the back of the net twice in the final minutes of the third period. Karlsson helped set up goals by Zack Smith and Mark Stone's game-winning goal with seven seconds left in regulation. The 26-year-old has three goals and nine assists in 14 games. He continues to be one of the elite point-producing defensemen in the league.
Nov 11 - 11:41 PM

Erik Karlsson scored a goal in a 5-2 loss to the Flames on Friday.

Karlsson's powerplay goal opened the scoring for the Senators midway through the first period. Things went downhill for the Sens when Hammond went down with an injury at the end of the first period. Driedger allowed four goals while his teammates were not able to beat Brian Elliot again. Karlsson finished the game with one goal and a minus-3 rating in 24:10 minutes of play.
Oct 29 - 12:22 AM

Erik Karlsson tallied his 102nd career goal on Tuesday night.

He scored into an empty net to move ahead of Wade Redden for first on the Senators' all-time leading goal scorer list among defensemen. Karlsson has a four-game point streak to begin the 2016-17 season, with two goals and five assists.
Oct 19 - 11:05 AM

Erik Karlsson picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Karlsson helped set up Bobby Ryan's power play goal at the 13:41 mark of the first period and he scored one of his own into an empty net with a few seconds remaining. He finished the game with a plus-3 rating and two shots on goal in 25:51 of ice time. The 26-year-old has picked up a point in each of his four games this season. He has two goals and seven points in 2016-17.
Oct 18 - 10:37 PM

Erik Karlsson extended his point streak to three straight games Monday night.

He had an assist on Ryan Dzingel's shorthanded marker during the second period of a 5-1 loss to Detroit. Karlsson has registered one helper in each of his last two games after he posted a three-point effort in the Senators' home opener.
Oct 18 - 10:41 AM

Erik Karlsson likes the way he's been playing defensively over the last few seasons.

Everyone would agree that Karlsson is an incredible offensive defenseman, but some feel his defensive play is lacking. Karlsson isn't one of those people. "I’m comfortable where I’m at and I’ve always been," said Karlsson. "Whether people talk about it or not, it’s a comfort to know the organization and the coaches and my teammates are trusting me with a lot of confidence in playing the defensive game as well. That’s where I put the strength and value in words. Whether it comes from anyone else, it doesn’t really faze me that much." Regardless of what you think of his defensive game, Karlsson is the best fantasy defenseman in the game right now.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Oct 15 - 11:56 AM

Erik Karlsson had three points in Ottawa's 5-4 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Karlsson did most of his damage in the first period, as he picked up the primary assist on Bobby Ryan's goal before scoring one of his own just over two minutes later. The Sens captain also helped set up Kyle Turris' game-winning goal in overtime. Karlsson finished the game with a plus-3 rating, eight shots on goal and three blocked shots in 27:36 of ice time. He's the favorite to lead all defensemen in scoring in 2016-17.
Oct 12 - 11:28 PM

Erik Karlsson will make his preseason debut in Saturday afternoon's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Karlsson was with Team Sweden at the World Cup. Senators coach Guy Boucher wasn't necessary planning on playing his captain this soon, but Karlsson changed his mind. "I was thinking of maybe giving him a break and then taking him on the trip (to Winnipeg and Saskatoon) next week," said Boucher. "He had two hard practices. I was impressed by his leadership. He wanted to be playing in front of our fans." Karlsson put up a mind-boggling 82 points in 82 games in 2015-16.
Oct 1 - 10:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
6Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Buddy Robinson
5Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Andreas Englund
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond