Erik Karlsson San Jose Sharks logo

Age 32 May 31, 1990
Landsbro SWE
Defense shoots right
6'0" 183 cm
190 lbs 86 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2017
Agent Craig Oster
Draft Year 2008
Drafted Overall 15
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Ottawa Senators logo

Transaction History
Apr 26, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | According to coach Bob Boughner, Karlsson (lower body) is likely done for the year, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Apr 21, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) won't play Thursday against the visiting Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Apr 19, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) remains day-to-day and will not play Tuesday against the visiting Blue Jackets, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Apr 16, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) will return to San Jose on Saturday to undergo further evaluation, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Apr 9, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson produced a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
Apr 3, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson notched two assists in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.
Mar 24, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal on three shots, added an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Mar 18, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Mar 10, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson notched two assists and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.
Mar 9, 2022 Activated San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (forearm) is on track to be activated off injured reserve and return to the lineup Thursday versus LA, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Mar 8, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (forearm) is expected to return as soon as Thursday against Los Angeles, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Feb 23, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (forearm) will remain out for at least two more weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports Wednesday.
Jan 25, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson had surgery on his left forearm Monday and will be out until mid-March at least.
Jan 24, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (upper body) is not expected to return for Wednesday's game against the Capitals, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.
Jan 22, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson is dealing with an upper-body injury and won't play Saturday against the Lightning, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jan 16, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson logged an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Penguins.
Jan 11, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (upper body) was cleared to play Tuesday, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.
Jan 10, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (upper body) is in doubt for Tuesday's clash with the Red Wings, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jan 7, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (upper body) will miss Saturday's game in Philadelphia, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jan 6, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (upper body) was ruled out of Thursday's contest in Buffalo, per Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News.
Jan 5, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Coach Bob Boughner said Karlsson (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's game in Buffalo, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Jan 4, 2022 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson suffered an upper-body injury Tuesday versus the Red Wings, but he's expected to be fine for Thursday's game versus the Sabres, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Dec 30, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson logged an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers.
Dec 16, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson produced an assist, three shots on net and two hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Dec 9, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson logged an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
Dec 7, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal on four shots, dished a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Nov 26, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson notched an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Nov 25, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson recorded a pair of assists and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Senators.
Nov 16, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Wild.
Nov 13, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson provided an assist and went minus-2 in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Nov 9, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now, Karlsson has cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols, but he won't be eligible to play until Saturday in Colorado.
Nov 6, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson remains in COVID-19 protocols and is unlikely to play Saturday in New Jersey, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nov 4, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson is still in COVID-19 protocols and is not expected to play Thursday against St. Louis, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Oct 30, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Saturday versus the Jets.
Oct 19, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored an even-strength goal and added two power-play assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canadiens.
Oct 16, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
Sep 27, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (thumb) was on the ice for Monday's practice session, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sep 26, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson has a minor infection in his thumb and is being treated with antibiotics, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
May 8, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal on five shots, blocked three shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.
May 5, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.
Apr 26, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 6-4 win over the Coyotes.
Apr 21, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson provided an assist, four shots on goal and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Apr 14, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a goal on five shots and blocked five shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Ducks.
Apr 9, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson recorded an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Apr 6, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Ducks.
Mar 31, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson provided an assist, five shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Mar 29, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored twice on three shots and added a pair of blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over the Wild.
Mar 26, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson produced a shorthanded assist, two shots on net and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Mar 18, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson posted a power-play assist and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Golden Knights.
Mar 12, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a power-play goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Mar 1, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson scored a power-play goal on three shots and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.
Feb 27, 2021 Activated San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game versus the Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Feb 26, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) got through a full practice Friday, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Feb 23, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) isn't expected to resume skating this week, which means he'll miss San Jose's next three games at a minimum, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Feb 22, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Wild, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Feb 18, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) didn't make the trip to St. Louis for San Jose's back-to-back set with the Blues, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Feb 17, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Coach Bob Boughner is hopeful Karlsson (lower body) will be available for Thursday's game against St. Louis, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Feb 15, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Feb 13, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson exited Saturday's loss to the Golden Knights with a lower-body injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Feb 11, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson managed a power-play assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings.
Jan 24, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson posted an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Wild.
Jan 22, 2021 San Jose Sharks | Erik Karlsson | Karlsson posted an assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Wild.
Feb 15, 2020 Injured San Jose Sharks | placed D Erik Karlsson on IR.
Jun 17, 2019 San Jose Sharks | signed D Erik Karlsson to an eight-year, $92 million contract extension.
Dec 28, 2018 San Jose Sharks | announced D Erik Karlsson has served his suspension.
Dec 23, 2018 Suspended San Jose Sharks | (NHL) suspended D Erik Karlsson two games for an illegal check to the head of an opposing player.
Sep 13, 2018 Trade San Jose Sharks | acquired D Erik Karlsson and LW Francis Perron from the Ottawa Senators for C Chris Tierney, D Dylan DeMelo, C Josh Norris, LW Rudolfs Balcers, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick.
Apr 25, 2013 Activated Ottawa Senators | activated D Erik Karlsson from injured reserve.
Feb 14, 2013 Injured Ottawa Senators | placed D Erik Karlsson on IR.
Jun 19, 2012 Ottawa Senators | (Erik Karlsson) has been signed to a seven-year contract extension.
Mar 6, 2012 Fined (Erik Karlsson) has been fined $2,500 by (NHL).
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Erik Karlsson
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks logo 50 10 25 35 -14 14 897 50.00 51.00 3.30 49.60 4.40 0.47 1.34
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2005-2006 Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 5 0 2 2 8
2005-2006 Boro/Vetlanda HC J20 J20 Div.2 4 1 5 6 18
2006-2007 Småland TV-Pucken 8 4 7 11 20
2006-2007 Södertälje SK J20 J20 Nationell 10 2 8 10 8
2006-2007 Södertälje SK J18 J18 Nationell 2 0 1 1 33
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Frölunda HC J20 J20 Nationell 38 13 24 37 68 Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Region 2 1 1 2 0 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Nationell 1 0 1 1 2 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Frölunda HC SHL 7 1 0 1 0 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 17 3 11 14 22
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 0 7 7 4
Draft Yr 2007-2008 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 8
2008-2009 Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 15 3 10 13 16
2008-2009 Frölunda HC SHL 45 5 5 10 10 Playoffs 11 1 2 3 0
2008-2009 Borås HC HockeyAllsvenskan 7 0 1 1 14
2008-2009 Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 2 7 9 0
2008-2009 Frölunda HC J20 J20 Nationell 1 0 2 2 2
2009-2010 Ottawa Senators NHL 60 5 21 26 24 943 43.84 50.40 -3.08 54.43 3.39 0.19 0.76 Playoffs 6 1 5 6 0
2009-2010 Binghamton Senators AHL 12 0 11 11 22
2009-2010 Sweden WC 9 1 3 4 2
2009-2010 Sweden (all) International 10 1 3 4 2
2010-2011 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 13 32 45 50 1,304 39.22 45.44 -3.67 50.17 1.58 0.37 0.83
2011-2012 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 19 59 78 42 1,586 55.48 51.31 4.39 54.14 3.91 0.61 1.74 Playoffs 7 1 0 1 0
2011-2012 Sweden WC 8 3 4 7 2
2011-2012 Sweden (all) International 8 3 4 7 2
2012-2013 Ottawa Senators NHL 17 6 8 14 8 331 59.09 55.57 4.93 59.48 7.42 0.36 1.27 Playoffs 10 1 7 8 0
2012-2013 Jokerit Liiga 30 9 25 34 24
2013-2014 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 20 54 74 36 1,620 48.65 48.97 1.76 54.35 4.19 0.52 1.37
2013-2014 Sweden OG 6 4 4 8 0
2013-2014 Sweden (all) International 6 4 4 8 0
2014-2015 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 21 45 66 42 1,654 53.52 51.84 2.03 52.68 4.03 0.51 1.16 Playoffs 6 1 3 4 0
2015-2016 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 16 66 82 50 1,736 49.36 48.81 2.25 50.61 6.90 0.45 1.56
2016-2017 Sweden (all) International 4 0 1 1 2
2016-2017 Sweden WCup 4 1 3 4 2
2016-2017 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 17 54 71 28 1,491 52.63 50.50 2.10 49.31 1.66 0.44 1.41 Playoffs 19 2 16 18 0
2017-2018 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 9 53 62 36 1,459 42.66 48.12 3.38 49.50 5.42 0.16 1.44
2018-2019 San Jose Sharks NHL 53 3 42 45 22 977 53.40 59.34 8.46 59.22 6.58 0.06 1.41 Playoffs 19 2 14 16 0
2019-2020 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 6 34 40 16 988 48.80 50.20 2.20 52.80 3.90 0.24 1.52
2020-2021 San Jose Sharks NHL 52 8 14 22 18 947 44.00 46.60 -4.10 47.90 -0.10 0.25 0.70
2021-2022 San Jose Sharks NHL 50 10 25 35 14 897 50.00 51.00 3.30 49.60 4.40 0.47 1.34
Erik Karlsson Stats by Elite Prospects | Erik Karlsson Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team San Jose Sharks logo
Signing Date June 17, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Craig Oster
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 8 Years $92,000,000 13.94% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000
UFA
AAV $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000 $11,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $2,000,000 $5,500,000 $2,000,000 $10,500,000 $10,000,000 $4,000,000 $1,500,000
Signing Bonuses $11,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Total Salary $14,500,000 $12,000,000 $14,500,000 $12,000,000 $11,500,000 $11,000,000 $9,000,000 $7,500,000
Minors Salary $14,500,000 $12,000,000 $14,500,000 $12,000,000 $11,500,000 $11,000,000 $9,000,000 $7,500,000
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Contract History

Signing Team Ottawa Senators logo
Signing Date June 19, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Agent Craig Oster
Standard Contract | 7 Years $45,500,000 10.83% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000
UFA
AAV $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000
Signing Bonuses $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,000,000 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000
Minors Salary $5,000,000 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Signing Team Ottawa Senators logo
Signing Date May 7, 2009
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $3,900,000 1.54% of cap space
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
Cap Hit $875,000 $875,000 $875,000
RFA
AAV $1,300,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Performance Bonuses $425,000 $425,000 $425,000
Base Salary $787,500 $787,500 $787,500
Signing Bonuses $87,500 $87,500 $87,500
Total Salary $875,000 $875,000 $875,000
Minors Salary $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
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