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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 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

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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

Although he is having his usual tremendous season, Erik Karlsson is mired in a goal-scoring slump.

The superstar defenseman hasn't scored a goal in 20 games. This is the longest scoring draught Karlsson has experienced since his rookie season in 2009-10. Karlsson, who has 39 points in 47 games to lead the Sens' in scoring overall, doesn't seem all that concerned about this goal scoring slump. "I’ve been around long enough to know things like this are going to happen," Karlsson said. "I haven’t been needing to score that many goals in order for us to win. At the end of the day, that’s the thing you can’t take away from it. Still trying out there, but we’ve been playing good hockey. Guys have been stepping up. We’ve been getting a lot of creativity and goal scoring from different guys. Obviously that’s huge for us." Karlsson is still a stud and is perhaps the second-best fantasy rearguard (behind Brent Burns) this season.
Jan 29 - 10:27 AM

Erik Karlsson has been averaging over 27 minutes of ice time per game in 2016-17.

Karlsson could probably have used the weekend off, but his stellar play has earned him an invite to this weekend's All-Star game. "It’s going to be fun. It’s always fun to go to an all-star game, do something different and meet a lot of different people," said Karlsson. "Even though it’s going to be a long haul (getting) there I think it’s going to be all worth it once you land (in California)." The Sens defenseman has seven goals and 39 points in 47 games this season. Most defensemen would kill to have those numbers.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jan 28 - 9:53 AM

Erik Karlsson registered two assists in Thursday's 4-1 victory versus Pittsburgh.

He had helpers on goals by Mike Hoffman (power play) and Tom Pyatt in the match. Karlsson didn't have a point in his previous four outings. He has racked up 27 assists and 34 points in 40 appearances this year.
Jan 13 - 9:05 AM

Erik Karlsson has been selected as Ottawa's representative for the NHL All-Star Game.

"It's fun, it's a special time and you get to see and meet other guys around the league and discuss different things," Karlsson said. "Even though you go there to play hockey, it's still different. You get to see different things, talk about different things. It's a relaxing and fun time." He leads the Senators in scoring with 32 points in 39 games. This will be his fourth trip to take part in the All-Star festivities.
Jan 11 - 11:17 AM

Erik Karlsson has been better defensively this year under coach Guy Boucher.

He wins most of his puck battles in his own end and sits second overall in blocked shots with 93 in 34 games. His average ice time has gone down to 27 minutes per game after he was at 28:58 last year. Karlsson also has a team-leading 31 points.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:25:00 AM

Erik Karlsson generated a goal and two helpers in a 4-2 win over San Jose on Wednesday night.

Karlsson collected four points on Monday versus Pittsburgh and now he leads all NHL defensemen with 27 points in 27 games. He is also tied for third among blueliners with seven goals this year.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:35:00 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:02:00 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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
5Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Chris Neil
4Casey Bailey
5Max McCormick
6Tommy Wingels
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon