Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Erik Karlsson on 2018 Olympics: ‘I really want to go’

    Sportsnet "Speaking to the Ottawa Citizen on Friday, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk gave a “flat no” to the idea of sending Erik Karlsson to the 2018 Olympics if the NHL as a whole isn’t included in the Games. On Saturday night’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman teased an..." March 19

  • Senators' Eugene Melnyk says Erik Karlsson won't go to Olympics if all NHLers don't

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk didn’t even have to think twice about the question. If National Hockey League players aren’t given permission by the league to attend next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there’s no need for Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson to ask his team’s owner for..." March 18

  • Senators GM says Erik Karlsson the most spectacular player in NHL

    Sportsnet "Just two points back of the Montreal Canadiens for top spot in the Atlantic Division — and with two games in hand heading into Tuesday night — the Ottawa Senators are in a position few expected. After missing the playoffs in two of the past three seasons and being without their No. 1 goalie..." March 15

  • Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson named NHL's 3 stars of the week "San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 12. FIRST STAR - JOE PAVELSKI, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS Pavelski recorded six points in four games,..." March 13

  • Erik Karlsson doesn’t seem too concerned with current goal drought

    Pro Hockey Talk "Entering the All-Star break with 39 points in his first 47 games this season, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is once again one of the NHL’s top scoring defensemen (currently second behind only Brent Burns). Seeing him at the top of the defensemen leaderboard once again, and seeing him..." January 29

  • Blues' Hitchcock calls Karlsson an 'offenseman'

    Ottawa Citizen "Ken Hitchcock had nothing but praise for Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. “He’s a great skater but it’s his anticipation that puts him ahead of everybody,” the St. Louis Blues coach said Tuesday morning. “It’s his reads, when to jump, when to go, when to attack. He just seems to be a step ahead..." January 18

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson is the NHL’s top shot blocker — seriously

    Sportsnet "Russia’s Nikita Zaitsev was at September’s World Cup of Hockey, rhyming off a bunch of NHL defencemen he’d been admiring from overseas. He named some usual suspects without comment: Duncan Keith, Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman… Then he said, “Erik Karlsson, in the offensive zone.” Unlike the..." November 26

  • Erik Karlsson uses pizza to propose to girlfriend

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson and Melinda Currey, Ottawa’s favourite Instagram couple, have gotten engaged. Currey uploaded a post on Instagram Friday of the pair smooching, with Currey wearing a conspicuous ring on her left hand. The caption reads: “The love of my life for the rest of my life. Here’s to us..." November 19

  • Let's hope Erik Karlsson's solid defensive play holds up

    Ottawa Sun "There’s a reason Erik Karlsson finished second in Norris Trophy voting last year, when he was doing things offensively no other defenceman had done in decades. It’s not a popularity contest, otherwise the often charming and funny Senators captain might have no peers. It had to do with his..." October 15