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San Jose Sharks Western Conference Pacific Division
Erik Karlsson • #65 • D
Status:Left forearm surgery, injured reserve
Ht/Wt:6'0", 190 lbs.
Born:May 31, 1990 (31 yrs) in Landsbro, SWE
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Ottawa in 2008 (1/15).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Ottawa in 2018.
2021-22 Season Stats
YTD 28 8 14 22 -2 12 0 0 2 23:05 69 0.79
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Scouting Report
Assets: 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.
Flaws: 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.
Career Potential: Elite offensive defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
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
Olympic Best Defenceman 2014
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