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Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson  #65

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 65 BIRTHDATE: May 31, 1990  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Landsbro, Sweden
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: OTT / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)    Prospect Bio
James Norris Memorial Trophy 2011-2012 / 2014-2015
Ranks second to Wade Redden (101) among franchise defencemen with 89 goals as a Senator. 2014-15: Led the Senators in scoring for the second consecutive season, which included a personal and franchise high for defencemen, 21 goals ... Led NHL defencemen with 30 power play points ... Registered the seventh multi-goal game of his NHL career on Jan. 21 vs. Toronto (5-3 win) to move past Wade Redden (six) and into sole possession of first place among franchise defencemen in multi-goal contests ... Became the second defenceman (Redden) in franchise history and the 10th Swedish-born defenceman to record 300 points on April 4 vs. Washington (4-3 OT win). 2015-16 Season highs: Blocked shots: 4 (3x) last: Nov. 25 at Colorado (5-3 win) Career game highs: Goals: 2 (9x) last: Nov. 19 vs Columbus (3-0 win); Assists: 4, Oct. 14 at Columbus (7-3 win); Points: 4 (2x) last: (0-4), Oct. 14 at Columbus (7-3 win)
NHL First All-Star Team (2012, 2015) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2012, 2015) 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 Achilles injury at Pittsburgh, February 13, 2013.
Quote of the Day

It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016