Welcome to the 2018-19 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since June 8. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.
Karlsson trade completes Sharks' quest to add difference-maker
Get defenseman from Senators after trying to land Tavares
Nicholas J. Cotsonika
/ NHL.com Columnist
It was no secret: San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson wanted a difference-maker like defenseman Erik Karlsson. The Sharks were a good team trying to become great, trying to break through and win their first Stanley Cup, and had assets and space under the NHL salary cap.