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Erik Karlsson

Erik Karlsson  #65

Ottawa Senators  Defenseman
NUMBER: 65 BIRTHDATE: May 31, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Landsbro, Sweden
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: OTT / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)    Prospect Bio
James Norris Memorial Trophy 2011-2012

Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2013-14 regular season games due to injury ... Established new franchise records for defencemen in points, assists and multi-point games (21) en route to winning the Norris Trophy in 2011-12.
2012-13: Recorded 10 points in his first 14 games before sustaining a left Achilles laceration on Feb. 13 at Pittsburgh (4-2 loss). Missed 31 games before returning to the lineup on April 25, recording two assists at Washington to help the Senators clinch a playoff berth ... Established a new career high with 11 shots on goal on Feb. 7 vs Carolina (3-2 OT loss) ... Opened the season by scoring 34 points in 30 games with Jokerit in Finland.
2013-14 Season highs: Blocked shots: 6 (2x) last: Jan. 18 vs N.Y. Rangers (4-1 loss); Takeaways: 4, Dec. 30 vs Washington (3-1 win)
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (6x) last: Nov. 5 at Columbus (4-1 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.
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Fifty-five? That's shorts weather.

— New Anaheim Ducks forward, and Michigan native, Ryan Kesler on locals in Southern California considering 55 degrees to be cold
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