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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.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres