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Erik Karlsson | Defenseman | #65

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / OTT
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Erik Karlsson picked up four assists in the Senators’ 6-1 win against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Is there any question as to who should be leading the Norris race? It’s crazy to think, but Karlsson would be getting some Hart love, too, had he played on a better team. Karlsson has points in four games in a row, boosting his totals to 11 goals and 59 points. Curtis Lazar (two goals) Zack Smith (goal, assist), Mark Stone (goal, assist), Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan got the goals. Feb 6 - 10:23 PM

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Erik Karlsson opened the scoring for the Atlantic division.

It's early yet, but it's the defensemen who've provided all the scoring thus far as Karlsson matched Kris Letang's goal. Though Karlsson used the classic deception method of shooting instead of passing while in the mid-slot. Dylan Larkin was credited with the assist.
Jan 31 - 5:42 PM

Erik Karlsson, who's in Nashville for NHL All-Star Weekend, admitted that the game will never be as competitive as people wants it to be.

"I’m not going here to get injured or jeopardize anything for my hockey team," said Karlsson. "So that factors in to it and makes it hard to be competitive in games like this. It is what it is. It’s something that you can always try to improve, but at the same time it’s not going to get to the level that most people probably want it to be."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 31 - 10:48 AM

Erik Karlsson scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The 25-year-old is putting together an incredible season from offensive standpoint. Karlsson has seven points in his last six games, and an impressive 52 points in 50 contests in '15-16. There isn't a better fantasy defenseman in the league at this time.
Jan 26 - 10:41 PM

Erik Karlsson scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.

Karlsson picked up the primary assist on Bobby Ryan's second period goal and he also scored almost nine minutes later. The 25-year-old has six points in his last four contests. Karlsson has an 10 goals and an incredible 51 points in 48 games this season. He's arguably the best offensive defenseman in the game today.
Jan 22 - 10:37 PM

Erik Karlsson registered a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-3 loss to New Jersey.

He has 40 helpers on the season now, which places him second overall in the league, after picking up secondary assists on goals by Mike Hoffman (power play) and Mika Zibanejad. Karlsson hasn't scored a goal in his last 13 games, but he has posted 12 assists during that span.
Jan 22 - 8:27 AM

Erik Karlsson is on a three-game point streak.

Karlsson recorded two assists in Ottawa's 2-1 overtime victory over Boston on Saturday. He now has nine goals and 45 points in 42 contests in 2015-16. Not only is he leading the defensemen scoring race, but there are only three forwards in the league with more points than him.
Jan 10 - 10:55 AM

Erik Karlsson has been chosen to represent Ottawa at the NHL All-Star Game.

He has played at the event two previous times. Karlsson previously described the 3-on-3 format for overtime as "kind of boring," and "exhausting," but he said he has warmed up to it this season. That's a good thing because the entire All-Star Game will be played 3-on-3.
Jan 7 - 8:39 AM

Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators were blanked, 3-0, by the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Karlsson finished the game with a minus-2 rating, one shot on goal and three hits in 31:27 of ice time. The 25-year-old has nine goals and 41 points in 38 games. He's arguably the top offensive defenseman in the game today.
Jan 3 - 9:51 PM

Remarkably, Erik Karlsson is on pace for his best season yet.

Coming in to the holiday break Karlsson sits tied with Patrick Kane with 29 assists for most in the NHL, and tied for fifth in the League with Vladimir Tarasenko with 38 points through 35 games. He's even riding his second point streak of at least five games of the season. But what makes the two-time and defending Norris Trophy winner so special thus far is that he's on pace to eclipse his personal best of 78 points in 81 games from back in 2010-11. Should he accomplish the feat it'd be his fourth straight completed season of at least 66 points (he saw just 17 games in 2012-13 due to injury), and third season of at least 70 points. Simply outstanding.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:11:00 AM

Erik Karlsson extended his point streak to five consecutive games on Tuesday.

His NHL-leading 29th assist of the season came on a power-play goal by Mark Stone. Karlsson is tied with Patrick Kane for the most assists going into the Christmas break. He has three goals and three assists during his five-game scoring spree.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Erik Karlsson scored in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

His goal at the 14:28 mark of the second period cut Tampa Bay's lead to 3-2, but that's as close as Ottawa came to tying the game. Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau picked up the assists on the goal. Karlsson has nine goals and 37 points in 34 games this season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:50:00 PM

Erik Karlsson produced a goal and an assist in a 5-3 victory versus Los Angeles on Monday night.

He had a season-high four-game pointless skid going into the match. Karlsson also had a minus-2 rating in each of his previous two outings, but he finished with a plus-1 rating on Monday. The Senators captain still leads all NHL defenders in points this season with 34 after 31 games.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Erik Karlsson powered the Senators to a 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders with three points Saturday night.

The Islanders led 2-0 at the 7:02 mark of the third period. Karlsson picked up the game winner 3:34 into overtime, and he assisted on goals from Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman. Karlsson has six goals and 32 points this season. If he keeps this up, he’ll shatter career highs and post his first point-per-game season (he’s been close).
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Erik Karlsson collected three assists in a 4-3 overtime victory against Chicago on Thursday.

He had the primary helper on power-play goals by Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman. Karlsson also set up Hoffman's game winner in the extra session. Karlsson currently leads all defensemen in scoring with 29 points in 25 games.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Ryan Dzingel
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Milan Michalek
4Shane Prince
5David Dziurzynski
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Alex Chiasson
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Mark Borowiecki
6Jared Cowen
7Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond