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Erik Karlsson

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Ottawa Senators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

With his second Norris Trophy now on the mantle, Karlsson can lay claim to being both the best fantasy defenseman and the best defenseman in general. He's coming off his second consecutive 20-goal season -- making him the first blueliner to accomplish that since Ray Bourque ...

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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 (back) won the 2014-15 Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded by the NHL to the blueliner demonstrating "the greatest all-around ability in the position."

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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
2014-15 24 NHL OTT 82 21 45 66 7 42 292 7.2 3 0 27:15 6 24 30 5:09 93 89
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27:15

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Erik Karlsson was on the ice for 27:15.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Erik Karlsson was on the ice for 5:09 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 27:09 7:41
2013-14 27:04 4:05
2014-15 27:15 5:09

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Erik Karlsson 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 26 MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 32:11 8:00
Apr 24 at MON 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 2 2 24:48 4:30
Apr 22 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 27:25 4:00
Apr 19 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 6 0 31:12 1:42
Apr 17 at MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 2 2 27:19 4:58
Apr 15 at MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 30:55 5:40
Apr 11 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 29:08 6:47
Apr 9 at NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 25:06 3:35
Apr 7 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 30:10 5:19
Apr 5 at TOR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 30:25 7:06
Apr 4 WAS 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 1 0 27:43 2:42
Apr 2 TB 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 29:05 7:43
Mar 31 at DET 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 0 32:03 8:14
Mar 29 FLA 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 27:00 3:45
Mar 28 at TOR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 2 30:22 0:09
Mar 26 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 27:14 9:20
Mar 23 SJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 25:41 1:09
Mar 21 TOR 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 6 16.7 1 2 28:20 9:40
Mar 19 BOS 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 26:08 5:33
Mar 17 at CAR 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 5 0 32:05 4:05
Mar 15 PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 29:50 6:00
Mar 13 at NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 22:21 2:00
Mar 12 at MON 2 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 40.0 1 1 23:35 3:03
Mar 10 BOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 27:01 4:54
Mar 8 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 26:57 1:55
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Mar 6 BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 2 4 28:06 5:09
Mar 4 at WPG 0 1 1 -1 4 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 4 23:28 2:35
Mar 3 at MIN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 35:12 7:32
Feb 28 at SJ 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 2 4 28:22 4:06
Feb 26 at LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:07 5:22
Feb 25 at ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 26:38 6:27
Feb 21 FLA 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 27:27 7:40
Feb 18 MON 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 0 26:59 5:32
Feb 16 CAR 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:43 3:13
Feb 14 EDM 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:07 2:46
Feb 12 PIT 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 31:35 3:06
Feb 10 at BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 25:57 4:45
Feb 7 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 28:53 5:37
Feb 5 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 28:03 6:58
Feb 3 at NJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:33 1:10
Jan 31 ARI 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 26:04 6:59
Jan 29 DAL 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 28:12 6:04
Jan 21 TOR 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 6 33.3 3 2 25:03 2:47
Jan 20 at NYR 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 2 26:09 1:22
Jan 17 CAR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 3 1 26:04 2:24
Jan 15 MON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 25:46 4:49
Jan 13 at DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 2 25:35 3:29
Jan 10 at ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:53 6:14
Jan 8 at COL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 25:55 4:59
Jan 6 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 30:05 6:35
Jan 4 TB 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 23:17 5:10
Jan 3 at BOS 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 24:26 6:09
Dec 29 BUF 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 26:25 4:00
Dec 27 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 29:50 7:33
Dec 22 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 28:22 5:17
Dec 20 at MON 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 24:52 4:28
Dec 19 ANH 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 22:08 2:52
Dec 17 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:43 1:36
Dec 15 at BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 34:02 8:30
Dec 13 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 2 2 29:49 3:39
Dec 11 LA 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 1 28:25 3:07
Dec 7 VAN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 8 12.5 1 1 28:01 8:40
Dec 6 at PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:27 4:36
Dec 4 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 3 26:50 3:48
Dec 2 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 28:39 0:31
Nov 29 at TB 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 5 5 23:54 1:56
Nov 28 at FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 27:57 2:42
Nov 25 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 32:12 5:18
Nov 24 at DET 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 0 27:30 4:40
Nov 22 STL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 28:07 6:50
Nov 20 NSH 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 28:17 4:37
Nov 15 at CGY 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 29:43 9:47
Nov 13 at EDM 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 25:58 5:06
Nov 11 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 27:38 1:25
Nov 9 TOR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 1 0 29:31 4:55
Nov 8 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 1 26:03 1:50
Nov 6 MIN 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 4 0 28:07 7:28
Nov 4 DET 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 30:38 3:33
Nov 1 at BOS 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 23:40 1:04
Oct 30 CHI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 30:56 9:21
Oct 28 at CLS 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 20.0 0 0 26:38 5:44
Oct 26 at CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 27:33 4:57
Oct 25 NJ 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 1 29:37 3:42
Oct 22 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 18 CLS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 2 2 25:59 2:16
Oct 16 COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 0 2 26:57 8:58
Oct 13 at FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 2 27:23 3:10
Oct 11 at TB 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 1 25:54 4:55
Oct 9 at NSH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 28:17 8:55

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

GM Bryan Murray said Karlsson was dealing with muscle damage in his back late in the season, TSN's Brent Wallace reports.

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Karlsson acknowledged that he played through an injury since around December, but didn't reveal the nature of the injury, TSN reports.

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Karlsson has been nominated for the Norris Trophy for the 2014-15 NHL season. This is his second nomination -- Karlsson won the award in 2012.

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Karlsson was a monster Sunday, dishing out six hits, firing four shots on goal and collecting an assist in 31:12 of ice time in a Game 3 overtime loss to Montreal.

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Karlsson picked up two assists in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.

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Karlsson notched a power-play goal in Sunday's shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.

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Karlsson tallied a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.

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Karlsson notched a goal on six shot attempts and set up Kyle Turris' game-winning power-play tally in Saturday's 5-3 triumph over the Maple Leafs.

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Karlsson assisted on both Ottawa goals -- one on the power play -- and dished out five hits Tuesday in a 2-1 overtime win against Carolina.

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Karlsson scored twice and added an assist on the power play Thursday in a 5-2 win over Montreal.

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Karlsson scored his 16th goal of the season Friday, extending his point streak to four games in a win over Buffalo.

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Karlsson scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the power play -- in Saturday's win over the Sharks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

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. After suffering the injury, it was expected that Karlsson would miss four-to-six months, but made an astounding return in just over two. He anchored the blueline in the playoffs, playing big minutes and captaining the power play once again. The eight points he notched in 10 playoff games should erase any doubts that he'll be fully healthy when the puck drops in October, and ready to prove once again that he's far and away the best offensive defenseman in the NHL.

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.