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Erik Karlsson
Erik Karlsson
Defenceman  - OTT
(AIR-ihk KAHRL-suhn)
Number: 65
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Right
Born: 31 May 1990  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden
Drafted: OTT / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (15th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Ranks second to Wade Redden (101) among franchise defencemen with 100 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: 8, March 5 at Toronto (3-2 win) Career game highs: Goals: 2 (9x) last: Nov. 19 vs Columbus (3-0 win); Assists: 4 (2x) last: Feb. 6 vs Toronto (6-1 win); Points: 4 (3x) last: (0-4), Feb. 6 vs Toronto (6-1 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.