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Erik Karlsson  #65

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 65 BIRTHDATE: May 31, 1990  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Landsbro, Sweden
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: OTT / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)    Prospect Bio
AwardsSeasons
James Norris Memorial Trophy 2011-2012
Became the first defenceman in franchise history to record 20 goals in one campaign last season. 2013-14: Led Senators and NHL defencemen with 74 points ... Became the first defenceman in franchise history to score the game s only goal on multiple occasions when he scored the team s first goal of the season on Oct. 4 at Buffalo (1-0 win) ... Surpassed 33 minutes in time on ice on three separate occasions for the first time in his career ... Scored a goal in the team s 4-2 win over Vancouver at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at BC Place, ensuring him of at least one point against each NHL opponent. 2014-15 Season highs: Blocked shots: 5, Nov. 29 at Tampa Bay (4-1 loss) Career game highs: Goals: 2 (8x) last: March 12 at Montreal (5-2 win); Assists: 3 (5x) last: 3/26/12 at Winnipeg (6-4 win); Points: 4, (2-2), 2/20/12 at N.Y. Islanders (6-0 win)
NHL First All-Star Team (2012) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2012) Olympic All-Star Team (2014) Best Defenceman Olympics (2014) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011, 2012) Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 26, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee injury at Pittsburgh, February 13, 2013.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final