Erik Karlsson was finally traded to San Jose Sharks – Ottawa Senators
Erik Karlsson was finally traded to San Jose Sharks
After months of rumors and speculation, Erik Karlsson was traded on Thursday, dealt in the Ottawa Senators to the San Jose Sharks.
Karlsson joins the Sharks and potential ahead of the group announced, Francis Perron. The Senators obtained a 2020 round and a conditional 2019 round selection pick combined with defenseman Dylan DeMelo, Chris Tierney, and prospects Josh Norris, a middle, and Rudolfs Balcers, a wing. Ottawa additionally receives a conditional 2021 round selection In case San Jose re-signs Karlsson after he hits the free service market next offseason. “The term’elite’ is thrown around softly, but Erik’s skillset and skills fit that description just like few other players in today’s game. With Brent Burns Erik and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, we believe we stand as a better team than we were yesterday and have three of the top defensemen of the NHL. It is very rare that players of this caliber become accessible.
The term’elite’ is thrown around softly, but Erik’s skillset and abilities fit that description just like other players in the game of today. Together with Erik, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, we feel we have three of the NHL’s best defensemen and stand as a better team today than we were yesterday.” A two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenseman, Karlsson has one year remaining on his existing contract at $6.5 million and is said to be looking for a deal like the $88 million expansion signed by Drew Doughty along with the Los Angeles Kings on July 1, and was reportedly given permission to talk about extensions with interested teams around July 2.
He has been connected to trade rumors including the Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Vegas Golden Knights amongst them. One of the league’s premier players, the 28-year-old has 592 points and 126 goals since being drafted by the Senators since the pick of the 2008 draft. He is a three-time winner of the Viking Award and has a silver medal, given to the top participant in North America. Hoffman turned to the Florida Panthers and ended up being traded to the Sharks.