Erik Karlsson’s biography, career, and Stats

Erik Karlsson
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Height: 6′0″
Weight: 190 lb
Born:5/31/1990 (Age: 33)
Birthplace:Landsbro, SWE
Draft:2008, OTT (15th overall), 1st round, 15th pick
About Erik Karlsson

2023-24 Season

2023-24 Season



Last 5 Games

Apr 17, 24@ NYI011+000042523:16
Apr 15, 24vs NSH112+100072725:49
Apr 13, 24vs BOS011-420052923:52
Apr 11, 24vs DET101+000012926:02
Apr 8, 24@ TOR000+020052726:51
Last 5 Games


Career Stats

2009-10Ottawa Senators6052126-5241100020:06001124.50.0
2010-11Ottawa Senators75133245-30504210123:30401827.10.0
2011-12Ottawa Senators81195978+16423280025:19502617.30.0
2012-13Ottawa Senators176814+88241127:0920797.60.0
2013-14Ottawa Senators82205474-15365310027:04102577.80.0
2014-15Ottawa Senators82214566+7426300027:15312927.20.0
2015-16Ottawa Senators82166682-2501260028:58322486.50.0
2016-17Ottawa Senators77175471+10284270226:50512187.80.0
2017-18Ottawa Senators7195362-25363180126:44221964.60.0
2018-19San Jose Sharks5334245+6222200024:29101691.80.0
2019-20San Jose Sharks5663440-15161131124:31001205.00.0
2020-21San Jose Sharks5281422-1818380123:35101107.30.0
2021-22San Jose Sharks50102535-14140100023:28211178.50.0
2022-23San Jose Sharks822576101-26365270025:364220912.00.0
2023-24Pittsburgh Penguins82114556+4442170024:16422135.20.0
Career Stats

Game Logs

Apr 17, 24PIT@ NYI011+0001000042523:16
Apr 15, 24PITvs NSH112+1000000072725:49
Apr 13, 24PITvs BOS011-4201000052923:52
Apr 11, 24PITvs DET101+0000001112926:02
Apr 8, 24PIT@ TOR000+0200000052726:51
Apr 6, 24PITvs TBL033+2000000032822:23
Apr 4, 24PIT@ WSH011+0400000012923:10
Apr 2, 24PIT@ NJD101+0000000022721:54
Apr 1, 24PIT@ NYR000+0400000002420:32
Mar 30, 24PIT@ CBJ000+3000000033325:40
Mar 28, 24PITvs CBJ000+0000000032521:59
Mar 26, 24PITvs CAR000+0000000012622:35
Mar 24, 24PIT@ COL000-2000000052624:37
Mar 22, 24PIT@ DAL000-2000000032825:17
Mar 19, 24PIT@ NJD000+0000000052925:08
Mar 17, 24PITvs DET011+1000000042222:10
Mar 16, 24PITvs NYR000-1000000032526:56
Mar 14, 24PITvs SJS011+0000000012122:29
Mar 12, 24PIT@ OTT011+1000000022624:53
Mar 10, 24PITvs EDM000+0000000042624:33
Mar 9, 24PIT@ BOS000-2000000092522:20
Mar 7, 24PITvs WSH000+0000000022223:56
Mar 5, 24PITvs CBJ000-2000000012520:44
Mar 3, 24PIT@ EDM000-1000000002422:01
Mar 2, 24PIT@ CGY000+0400000012824:15
Feb 29, 24PIT@ SEA000+0000000032626:09
Feb 27, 24PIT@ VAN101+1200001132925:45
Feb 25, 24PITvs PHI011+0001000022425:36
Feb 22, 24PITvs MTL022+1001000042624:03
Feb 20, 24PITvs NYI011+0000000052925:22
Feb 18, 24PITvs LAK011+0001000022527:26
Feb 15, 24PIT@ CHI000-1000000032324:19
Feb 14, 24PITvs FLA000-1000000012324:14
Feb 10, 24PIT@ WPG011+0000000012724:21
Feb 9, 24PIT@ MIN011+1201000032223:05
Feb 6, 24PITvs WPG011+0001000022522:27
Jan 27, 24PITvs MTL000+0000000022726:48
Jan 26, 24PITvs FLA011+1001000022829:11
Jan 22, 24PIT@ ARI011-2000000022218:51
Jan 20, 24PIT@ VGK011+0000000012324:10
Jan 15, 24PITvs SEA011+1000000042525:18
Jan 13, 24PIT@ CAR011-1200000063123:59
Jan 11, 24PITvs VAN011-1000000022725:04
Jan 8, 24PIT@ PHI101+1000001022622:24
Jan 6, 24PITvs BUF011-3001000012623:11
Jan 4, 24PIT@ BOS022+0001000002820:28
Jan 2, 24PITvs WSH011+0000000022527:01
Dec 31, 23PITvs NYI000+1000000002725:04
Dec 30, 23PITvs STL011+2000000012622:36
Dec 27, 23PIT@ NYI000+1000000022520:38
Dec 23, 23PIT@ OTT000+0000000022823:17
Dec 21, 23PITvs CAR000+0200000022826:37
Dec 18, 23PITvs MIN011-2001000042526:10
Dec 16, 23PIT@ TOR000-1000000032326:06
Dec 13, 23PIT@ MTL022+0002000072827:22
Dec 12, 23PITvs ARI000+0400000032323:21
Dec 8, 23PIT@ FLA000+0000000032825:38
Dec 6, 23PIT@ TBL000+1000000012725:45
Dec 4, 23PIT@ PHI000+1000000033027:26
Dec 2, 23PITvs PHI011+0200000022727:20
Nov 30, 23PIT@ TBL000+3000000002724:13
Nov 28, 23PIT@ NSH000-2000000012621:57
Nov 25, 23PITvs TOR101-1000001022321:21
Nov 24, 23PIT@ BUF000+0200000032624:48
Nov 22, 23PITvs NYR000+0400000032526:08
Nov 19, 23PITvs VGK000+0000000042724:22
Nov 18, 23PIT@ CAR011+1200000032423:43
Nov 16, 23PITvs NJD011+1000000022923:23
Nov 14, 23PIT@ CBJ112+1000000022422:34
Nov 11, 23PITvs BUF202+1211000042422:50
Nov 9, 23PIT@ LAK022+1000000013125:20
Nov 7, 23PIT@ ANA011+1000000052822:43
Nov 4, 23PIT@ SJS022+5201000012318:11
Oct 30, 23PITvs ANA112+0012000042830:56
Oct 28, 23PITvs OTT000-1200000022623:10
Oct 26, 23PITvs COL000+1000000002221:09
Oct 24, 23PITvs DAL000-2000000012925:26
Oct 21, 23PIT@ STL000-1000000022726:52
Oct 18, 23PIT@ DET123+2000000043027:56
Oct 14, 23PITvs CGY000+1000000032625:15
Oct 13, 23PIT@ WSH011+1000000032521:46
Oct 10, 23PITvs CHI000-2000000022926:04
Game Logs

Early life

Erik Karlsson entered the world on May 31, 1990, in Landsbro, Sweden. Raised in a small town, he developed a passion for hockey at an early age, often spending hours practicing on frozen lakes and local rinks. His natural talent and dedication quickly caught the attention of scouts, paving the way for a promising career in professional hockey.

Rise to Prominence:

At the age of 17, Erik Karlsson was selected 15th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut during the 2009-2010 season, showcasing his exceptional skating, puck-handling, and offensive instincts from the blue line. Karlsson’s dynamic playing style and ability to quarterback the power play soon earned him recognition as one of the league’s top defensemen.

NHL Career Highlights:

Throughout his NHL career, Erik Karlsson has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. He has been selected to multiple NHL All-Star Games and has received numerous accolades, including two James Norris Memorial Trophies as the league’s top defenseman. Karlsson’s offensive prowess has consistently placed him among the highest-scoring defensemen in the NHL, solidifying his status as a generational talent.

Leadership and Legacy:

Beyond his individual achievements, Erik Karlsson is known for his leadership both on and off the ice. He has served as captain for both the Ottawa Senators and the San Jose Sharks, earning the respect of teammates and opponents alike. Karlsson’s influence extends beyond the rink, as he actively participates in charitable initiatives and community outreach efforts, using his platform to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Challenges and Triumphs:

Despite facing setbacks, including injuries and adversity, Erik Karlsson has consistently demonstrated resilience and determination. His ability to overcome obstacles and bounce back stronger than ever is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence. Whether leading his team to victory or inspiring the next generation of hockey players, Karlsson continues to leave an indelible mark on the sport he loves.


In summary, Erik Karlsson’s journey from a small-town kid with a dream to an NHL superstar is nothing short of remarkable. With his exceptional skill, leadership qualities, and passion for the game, Karlsson has carved out a legacy that will endure for generations to come, cementing his place among hockey’s all-time greats.

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