Erik Karlsson#65 • D
- Status: Broken left thumb, injured reserve
- Height: 6'0
- Weight: 190 lbs.
- Shoots: R
- Experience: 10 years
- Birthdate: May 31, 1990 (29 years)
- Birthplace: Landsbro, SWE
- Drafted: Drafted by Ottawa in 2008 (1/15).
- Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Ottawa in 2018.
|Is a smooth skater with exceptional hockey sense and puck-moving control, dangle and goal-scoring ability. He's incredibly quick 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. Size is somewhat of an issue for him, as he's smallish for the blueline position at the National Hockey League level. So, strength can be an issue for him. 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. Can wear down with overuse.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Elite offensive defenseman.|
|NHL||James Norris Memorial Trophy||2014-15, 2011-12|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 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|