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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
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Karlsson scored one goal and had one assist as the Senators lost 4-3 in overtime to the Canadiens Saturday night.
Karlsson’s goal came at 15:03 in the third and tied the contest. This was his third multi-point effort in his last seven games. During this span, he has recorded three goals and six assists to make him one of the better fantasy values. Mar 18 - 11:48 PM

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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has a clear answer for Erik Karlsson on him going to the Olympics should the NHL choose not to participate.

"No, no, it would be no, a flat no," Melnyk said. "Can you imagine if (Karlsson) goes and he gets a permanent injury? You know what I’m saying? That’s my view," Melnyk added. Truth is, we don't know what would happen if a player went anyway. It could range from nothing to voiding a contract.
Mar 17 - 8:11 PM

Erik Karlsson earned his 50th assist of the season on Thursday night.

He is tied for the second in the NHL with Washington's Nicklas Backstrom and ranks second among all defensemen in scoring with 63 points in 69 games. Karlsson also continues to lead the league with 187 blocked shots.
Mar 17 - 9:37 AM

With his two assists Saturday night against the Avalanche, Erik Karlsson joined an elite club.

He has now registered at least 60 points in five different NHL seasons. Karlsson joins Hall of Famers like Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Brian Leetch, Phil Housley, Al MacInnis, Larry Murphy, Bobby Orr, Denis Potvin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Chelios, Larry Robinson and Brad Park. That's the who's who of sterling D-men in NHL history. Well done, EK.
Mar 12 - 11:01 AM

Erik Karlsson scored twice, including the game winner in overtime as the Senators edged the Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday.

The Sens captain tied the game in the third period with this 12th and then deposited the game winner early in overtime in an all-world performance that saw him get over 29 minutes of ice-time and record six shots. The 26-year-old has 61 points in 66 games. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and an assist in the win as well for Ottawa.
Mar 10 - 1:12 AM

Erik Karlsson picked up two assists in Monday's 4-2 victory versus Boston.

The Senators captain has been held off the scoresheet just two times over the last 12 games. Karlsson has three goals and 11 helpers during that span.
Mar 7 - 10:43 AM

Erik Karlsson assisted on both of the Senators' goals on Sunday night in a 2-1 victory over Florida.

The Swedish stud now has 10 goals and 54 points in 60 games this season. Karlsson had his six-game point streak snapped in the last game, but got right back to it against the Panthers.
Feb 26 - 11:11 PM

Erik Karlsson had a minus-2 rating in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes were also able to put an end to his six-game point streak. Karlsson was one of four Senators to be on the ice for two goals against. He played 22:29 in the defeat.
Feb 24 - 10:32 PM

Erik Karlsson scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

He extends his point streak to six games in the process. Karlsson gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead with his power play goal at the 4:11 mark of the third frame. The Sens captain finished the night with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and four blocked shots in 25:35 of ice time. Karlsson has 10 goals and 52 points in 58 games this season. Kyle Turris also scored for the Senators.
Feb 21 - 9:33 PM

Erik Karlsson lifted his point streak to five games during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.

The sensational defender assisted on both of Ottawa's tallies, giving him a goal and seven points during the streak including back-to-back two-assist efforts. He's now up to 42 assists and 51 points in 57 games this season.
Feb 19 - 9:16 PM

Erik Karlsson scored a goal in Thursday's 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Karlsson's goal at the 16:02 mark of the third period extended Ottawa's lead to 2-0 at the time. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 25:04 of ice time. The Sens defenseman has racked up eight points in his last eight contests. He has nine goals and 47 points in 55 games. Dion Phaneuf and Kyle Turris also scored for Ottawa.
Feb 16 - 11:07 PM

Erik Karlsson picked up his 45th point of the season during Saturday's 3-0 win over Islanders.

The tally was the Captain's 37th helper of the season, putting him that much closer to his fifth straight (healthy) season with at least 40 assists.
Feb 11 - 4:58 PM

Erik Karlsson contributed three assists in Ottawa's 5-2 victory versus Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Karlsson is second among all NHL rearguards with 11 multi-point performances this year. He also pulled ahead of Victor Hedman for second in defense scoring with 44 points in 49 games.
Feb 3 - 9:03 AM

Erik Karlsson snapped a 20-game goalless drought Tuesday night in a 6-5 loss to Florida.

He also added an assist in the match. Karlsson has amassed nine points in the last nine games despite his goal drought. He has a total of 41 points in 48 outings this season.
Feb 1 - 11:04 AM

Erik Karlsson lit the lamp during Sunday's 10-6 loss to the Metro division during the All-Star game.

That's about all Karlsson was able to produce on the stat sheet, but he was able to dazzle the fans in the arena and on TV with his exceptional skill.
Jan 29 - 5:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
5Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Viktor Stalberg
5Chris Neil
6Tommy Wingels
7Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon