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Erik Karlsson

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Ottawa Senators

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Karlsson had one of the all-time great seasons in 2011-12 when he racked up 78 points in 81 games. He just turned 23, and even though he's coming off a major injury (torn Achilles' tendon), there's no reason not to rank him as by far the best defenseman on the draft board. A...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180   DOB: 5/31/1990   BORN: Landsbro, Sweden   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #15 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a seven-year, $45.5 million contract with the Senators in June of 2012.

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Karlsson, who has admitted he's still not 100 percent a year after his Achilles tendon surgery, picked up his 53rd assist of the season in Saturday's win over Toronto. He sits seventh in assists in the NHL.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 19 60 5 21 26 -5 24 112 4.5 0 0 20:07 1 10 11 3:22 44 48
2010-11 20 NHL OTT 75 13 32 45 -30 50 182 7.1 4 0 23:31 4 17 21 3:40 32 74
2011-12 21 NHL OTT 81 19 59 78 16 42 261 7.3 5 0 25:19 3 25 28 4:17 60 65
2012-13 22 NHL OTT 17 6 8 14 8 8 79 7.6 2 1 27:09 2 2 4 7:41 10 14
2013-14 23 NHL OTT 82 20 54 74 -15 36 257 7.8 1 0 27:04 5 26 31 4:05 122 101
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Time On Ice Stats

27:04

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Erik Karlsson was on the ice for 27:04.

4:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Erik Karlsson was on the ice for 4:05 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 25:19 4:17
2012-13 27:09 7:41
2013-14 27:04 4:05

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Erik Karlsson 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 at PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 26:07 6:20
Apr 12 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 26:11 4:54
Apr 10 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 25:14 3:22
Apr 8 at NYI 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 26:15 6:54
Apr 5 at NYR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 27:18 1:29
Apr 4 MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:33 3:07
Apr 2 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 2 26:47 3:47
Mar 31 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 27:22 3:16
Mar 30 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:55 2:12
Mar 28 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 25:38 2:09
Mar 25 at FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 26:57 1:24
Mar 24 at TB 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 29:35 3:36
Mar 22 at DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 2 29:18 5:59
Mar 20 TB 1 1 2 -2 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 24:07 3:45
Mar 18 NYR 0 1 1 -3 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:50 2:49
Mar 16 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 29:22 3:57
Mar 15 at MON 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 5 26:00 4:18
Mar 10 NSH 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 1 31:59 2:00
Mar 8 at WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:58 3:29
Mar 5 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 24:28 6:07
Mar 4 at EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 3 28:42 2:23
Mar 2 at VAN 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 26:56 3:32
Feb 27 DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 2 29:55 9:24
Feb 8 at BOS 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:27 3:51
Feb 6 BUF 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 20.0 3 2 25:39 3:10
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Feb 4 at STL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 29:30 0:37
Feb 3 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 27:33 2:09
Feb 1 at TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 23:42 1:36
Jan 30 TB 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 2 27:13 2:50
Jan 28 at CLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 2 1 25:34 4:32
Jan 25 at CAR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 29:24 3:06
Jan 24 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 23 at TB 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 34:45 3:18
Jan 21 at WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 6 1 29:57 4:51
Jan 18 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 6 24:28 1:15
Jan 16 MON 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 24:45 1:07
Jan 14 at MIN 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 26:58 3:58
Jan 11 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 26:51 1:43
Jan 8 at COL 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 28:14 3:55
Jan 4 at MON 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 4 25:51 4:28
Jan 2 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:47 2:34
Dec 30 WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 29:42 5:58
Dec 28 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 22:38 2:18
Dec 27 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 26:05 3:26
Dec 23 PIT 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 1 3 23:19 2:32
Dec 21 PHO 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 5 2 25:33 9:20
Dec 19 FLA 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 0 24:40 3:42
Dec 18 at NJ 0 2 2 -2 2 0 2 0 0 0.0 1 1 26:24 2:37
Dec 16 STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 29:55 3:55
Dec 14 LA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 24:23 5:15
Dec 12 BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 25:45 3:16
Dec 10 at BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 24:16 2:45
Dec 9 PHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 29:14 3:19
Dec 7 TOR 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 9 11.1 5 0 32:57 9:42
Dec 5 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:17 3:13
Dec 3 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 28:15 7:56
Dec 1 DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 29:00 5:17
Nov 28 VAN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 24:52 2:28
Nov 27 at WAS 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 1 29:38 6:22
Nov 24 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 6 31:19 1:37
Nov 23 at DET 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 30:20 10:13
Nov 20 MIN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 27:54 2:18
Nov 19 at PHI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 33:47 7:12
Nov 17 CLS 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 4 33:34 11:09
Nov 15 BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 30:43 3:55
Nov 12 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 20:37 1:23
Nov 9 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:04 2:46
Nov 7 MON 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 24:28 8:16
Nov 5 at CLS 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 7 28.6 1 0 26:16 6:55
Nov 3 DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 8 12.5 1 0 32:03 4:19
Nov 1 NYI 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 22:46 3:13
Oct 29 at CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 1 26:16 1:27
Oct 27 SJ 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 9 11.1 3 0 29:29 4:38
Oct 25 ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 28:17 5:48
Oct 23 at DET 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:55 1:26
Oct 19 EDM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 30:37 9:57
Oct 17 NJ 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 27:15 6:52
Oct 15 at PHO 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 30:03 4:17
Oct 13 at ANH 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 24:37 0:40
Oct 12 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 28:20 4:25
Oct 9 at LA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 28:09 4:48
Oct 5 at TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 27:13 1:24
Oct 4 at BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 25:59 3:56

Erik Karlsson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Karlsson scored his 20th goal of the season and added two assists against the Lightning on Monday. He was also plus-3, had four PIM and put four shots on goal.

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Karlsson extended his point streak to six games and eight points (two goals, six assists) when he notched his 19th goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Stars.

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Karlsson pocketed a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Bolts.

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Karlsson scored a goal in Friday's semifinal win over Finland.

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Karlsson had a goal and an assist Saturday in a tough 5-3 win over Latvia at the 2014 Olympics. "They played really well and shocked us a little bit," Karlsson said.

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Karlsson scored two of Sweden's four goals in Wednesday's defeat of the Czech Republic in the Olympic opener.

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Karlsson did not take part in Friday's practice, TSN's Brent Wallace reports.

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Karlsson scored his 15th goal of the season in Thursday's win over Buffalo. He has now scored in back-to-back games.

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Karlsson scored a goal and collected an assist in Tuesday's shootout victory over St. Louis.

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Karlsson scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's shootout loss to the Lightning.

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Karlsson ripped off three points -- a goal and two assists -- in Thursday's overtime loss to Montreal.

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Karlsson assisted on two of the Senators' three goals in Tuesday's shutout win over Minnesota.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Karlsson was arguably last year's biggest surprise, at least to those who didn’t follow the Senators that closely before the 2011-12 season. After posting 45 points and a minus-30 rating in 75 games in 2010-11, Karlsson exploded for 19 goals and 59 assists in 81 games, finishing with a respectable plus-16 rating. In fact, what may surprise many is that 50 of his 78 points came at even strength, which clearly illustrates that he’s not just a one-dimensional “power play specialist.” At the end of the regular season there certainly was a strong anti-Karlsson vibe amongst the hockey cognoscenti when it came to voting for the Norris Trophy, but, in the end, Karlsson’s numbers and overall play were simply too strong too ignore: he was the first defenseman since Paul Coffey to finish in the top 10 in scoring and he lead all other defensemen in scoring by at least 25 points, the most in over 20 years. He’s the youngest Norris trophy winner since Bobby Orr, who won the trophy at the ripe old age of 20. So, what can fantasy owners expect from Karlsson this season? He should top 20 goals for the first time in his career and he should get at least 50 assists. Karlsson’s one of the most gifted skaters to come along in quite a while and possesses an elite hockey IQ and puck skills. He’ll play a ton of minutes on the powerplay and at even strength; look for head coach Paul MacLean to begin easing him into more penalty kill time as Karlsson will be another year stronger and smarter this season.

2011-12

In a year of lows for the Senators, Karlsson was one of the team's few bright spots. Averaging a team high 23:30 of ice time per game, the now 21-year-old defenseman recorded 13 goals and 32 assists in 75 games. While his defensive game still needs a lot of work (Karlsson was a minus-30 last season), he does have the speed and smarts to play a solid positional game to shut down forwards and should improve in this aspect of his game as he gains more experience. Ottawa's lone representative at the 2011 All-Star Game, Karlsson is just scratching the surface of his potential as his skating, vision, shot, and puck skills are already at elite levels. He should be able to crack 50 points this year as he'll see a lot of time on the first power play unit and will likely lead the team in ice time again. Don't be surprised if he notches close to 20 goals and 35 assists in only his third full year in the league.

2010-11

Karlsson had an outstanding finish to his 2009-10 rookie season and should be able to expand on it in the upcoming year. With the addition of Sergei Gonchar to Ottawa's blue line, the 20-year-old Karlsson will have an elite quarterback from which to learn from and that simple fact cannot be overlooked for his long-term development. He will likely quarterback Ottawa's second power play unit to the start the season, but could also see time on the first unit if Gonchar is injured at any point during the year. Karlsson is a tremendous skater and puck-handler, but also has the smarts and the vision to last a long time in the league. With some added muscle, the young Swede could quickly move into the elite of NHL quarterbacks in a few years time. Expect him to hit around 10 goals and 25 assists this year, but don't be surprised to see him break 40 points if he continues the strong play with which he ended last season.

2009-10

Karlsson enters this season as one of Ottawa's best defensive prospects in years. The Sens would love for him to make the team out of training camp and he'll be given every opportunity to do so. As well, Jason Smith's recent retirement improves Karlsson's chances significantly. Karlsson's hockey IQ, confidence, on-ice vision and creativity are off the charts and all of that was on display in last year's U-20 world junior tournament, where he was named the tourney's best defenseman, ahead of fellow Swede Victor Hedman. While he's small for a defenseman, that doesn't mean he doesn't like to hit: Karlsson will lay out his man if given the opportunity. If he does make the team out of camp, Karlsson will likely be given a good amount of time on the power play, where his abilities can truly shine. He's got an accurate and quick wrist shot along with terrific passing ability, but he will need to work on his slap shot's accuracy a bit. Karlsson should be near or at the top of your list if you're looking for a young keeper on defense. He's a special player and if all goes well, 10 goals and 20 assists aren't out of the question.