Ottawa Senators

 
Erik Karlsson
current status: In training camp
Birth Date:May 31, 1990 (24 years old)
Place of Birth:Landsbro, SWE
Shoots:R
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Drafted by Ottawa in 2008 (1/15).
Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 82 20 54 74 -15 36 5 0 1 27:04 257 0.90
Scouting Report
Assets: Is a smooth skater with exceptional hockey sense and puck-moving control, dangle and goal-scoring ability. He's getting faster and loves to pounce on the attack. Also possesses a booming slap shot, which he uses to produce on the power play. He plays with an outstanding level of confidence when he has the puck on his blade.
Flaws: Size is somewhat of an issue for him, as he's smallish for the blueline position at the National Hockey League level. So, he needs to keep getting stronger. Struggles with defensive-zone coverage at times, and isn't an ideal shutdown defenseman due to his limitations when he doesn't have the puck on his blade.
Career Potential: Elite offensive defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL James Norris Memorial Trophy 2011-12
NHL First All-Star Team 2011-12
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2011-12, 2010-11
Olympic Olympic Silver Medal 2014 (Sweden)
Olympic Olympic Tournament All-Star Team 2014
Olympic Best Defenceman 2014

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