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Erik Karlsson | Defenseman

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
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Erik Karlsson extended his point streak to a career-high nine games on Saturday.
Karlsson picked up a pair of assists in the loss to the Coyotes. He helped set up Mike Hoffman's power play goal in the second period and Mark Stone's goal in the third. The 25-year-old has five goals and 26 points in 23 games this season. He continues to be an elite point producing defenseman. Nov 29 - 10:52 AM

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Erik Karlsson had a hand in all three Senators goals on Thursday night, scoring a pair and adding an assist in Ottawa's 3-0 win over Columbus.

Karlsson has been on fire lately, with points in each of his last five games. The 25-year-old has points in nine of his last 11 contests, raising his total to five goals and 21 points in 19 games.
Nov 20 - 12:51 AM

Erik Karlsson scored a power play goal in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers.

Karlsson finished off a pretty passing play between himself, Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan (the clumsy celebration after the goal was pretty funny). The 25-year-old has three goals and and 17 points in 17 games this season. He'll continue to be one of the elite point producing defenseman in the league and he should be able to get that goal total up too.
Nov 14 - 4:00 PM

Erik Karlsson pitched in a goal and an assist as the Senators topped the Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night.

After being held without a goal in the first 14 games of the year, Karlsson has scored twice in the past two games as the 25-year-old stud put up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's game against Nashville too. Karlsson has 16 points through 16 games and is third in the NHL with 14 assists.
Nov 12 - 10:32 PM

Erik Karlsson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to Nashville.

This one was an offensive affair to say the least. The Senators jumped out to a 3-1 lead going into the second period only to see Nashville jump ahead 4-3. Ottawa eventually regained the lead in the second and went into the final frame with a 5-4 lead. The Sens collapsed in the last 20 minutes and eventually lost the game. Karlsson's goal in the second period tied the game 4-4. He has one goal and 14 points this season.
Nov 11 - 12:46 AM

Erik Karlsson isn't frustrated by his goal-scoring drought.

"You're going to have some good shots that don't go in and then some crappy ones that are going to go in, but that hasn't happened for me yet," he said. "I've scored in this league numerous times. It's not something that's really bothering me at all, as long as we score goals (as a team)." He hasn't scored in 14 games, but he has registered 12 assists over that span. Karlsson admits that he's passing up a lot of opportunities, so his goal output would probably improve if he became a little more selfish with the puck.
Nov 10 - 10:00 AM

Erik Karlsson has picked up an assist in each of his last three games.

He has been credited with 26 shots this season, but the offensive defender is still looking for his first goal. Karlsson has registered 11 helpers in 11 contests, so he has still been doing his part for your fantasy squad.
Nov 2 - 10:05 AM

Erik Karlsson and the Senators were shut out by Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins on Thursday night.

Less than 24 hours after a four assist performance, Karlsson could not generate any offence and was on the ice for both of Pittsburgh's goals.
Oct 15 - 10:00 PM

Erik Karlsson recorded four assists in Ottawa's 7-3 win against Columbus.

That gives Karlsson an incredible seven assists in four contests. He obviously won't maintain that pace, but Karlsson is a leading candidate to lead all blueliners in points again this season. In 2014-15, he finished with 21 goals and 66 points in 82 contests, which was down from his previous 74-point showing.
Oct 14 - 9:59 PM

Erik Karlsson looked great in Ottawa during a preseason game against Toronto Monday night.

He generated a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss. Karlsson had helpers on goals by Shane Prince and Bobby Ryan to give the Senators a 2-0 lead, but the Leafs rallied back for the victory.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 22 - 11:35 AM

Erik Karlsson has bulked up over the summer.

"I've been able to put on weight and keep it on," Karlsson said. "I'm almost 200 pounds. Right now, I feel good, I feel probably better than (previous summers)." He admitted that the 2014-15 season took a heavy toll on his body, as Ottawa battled for a playoff spot. Karlsson averages big minutes, but he feels ready for the 2015-16 campaign. The Norris Trophy winner will be a highly-sought after defenseman in all fantasy pools.
Aug 19 - 4:04 PM

Erik Karlsson believes Ottawa's second-half surge is what allowed him to win the Norris Trophy, which is awarded to the league's top defenseman.

"It's a very special feeling" said Karlsson. "This would have never happened if we didn't go on that unbelievable run that we did and if we didn't have guys stepping up and playing the way they did. It wouldn't have allowed me to sit in the position I'm in today." The Senators captain generated seven goals and 25 points in his first 36 games prior to racking up 14 markers and 41 points in his final 46 contests.
Jun 25 - 11:43 AM

Erik Karlsson has won his second career Norris Trophy.

In 2014-15, Karlsson set a new career high in goals with 21 and recorded 66 points, which led all defenders. It was also his second consecutive season playing all 82 games. He now joins Duncan Keith as the only two active defensemen who've won the award multiple times, twice each. Karlsson last took home the Norris in 2012 as a break-out 21 year old.
Jun 24 - 7:27 PM

Erik Karlsson won't play for Sweden at the World Championship because of a back issue.

He had muscle damage in his back, which required injections. It sounds like he's not participating in the tournament just to get some rest following the playoffs.
Apr 29 - 11:17 AM

Unfortunately for Team Sweden, 2014-15 Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson will not be loaning his services for the World Hockey Championship in May.

As for why Karlsson, who led all NHL defenders with 66 points across all 82 games, is not playing, all that was revealed was simply that he is injured. If one was to infer further, the fact that no surgeries have been announced for him this summer suggests he merely needs time to rest and recover. So breath easy, Senators faithful.
Apr 28 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

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