The Ottawa Senators today assigned defenceman Erik Karlsson
to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
The 19-year-old native of Landsbro, Sweden, made his National Hockey League debut on Oct. 3 in the Senators’ 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers and earned his first NHL point (an assist) in that contest. Karlsson has appeared in all nine Senators regular-season games to date, recording three assists and six penalty minutes.
The Senators’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Karlsson completed his second season with the Frolunda HC Indians of the Swedish Elite League in 2008-09, recording five goals, five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 45 games. He also added one goal and two assists in 11 playoff games.
Karlsson represented Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship held in Ottawa, winning a silver medal. He was selected the tournament’s best defenceman and named to the all-star team.