The Sharks on Thursday acquired the defenseman in a commerce with the Senators, the crew introduced.
To San Jose #Sharks:
D Erik Karlsson
F Francis Perron
To Ottawa #Senators
F Chris Tierney
D Dylan DeMelo
F Rudolfs Balcers
F Josh Norris (rights)
2019 2nd RD decide *increased of two SJ personal
2020 1st RD decide *conditional
2021 2nd RD decide *conditionalhttps://t.co/pOmLyOX15A
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 13, 2018
The Senators will obtain Chris Tierney, Rudolfs Balcers, Dylan DeMelo and the rights to prospect Josh Norris along with a conditional 2019 second-round choice and a conditional 2020 first-round choice. Ought to San Jose re-sign Karlsson, Ottawa may also obtain a conditional 2021 second-round choice. Ahead Francis Perron is headed to the Sharks together with Karlsson.
“It is extraordinarily uncommon that gamers of this caliber turn into out there,” Sharks common supervisor Doug Wilson stated in a press release. “The phrase ‘elite’ is commonly thrown round casually however Erik’s skillset and skills match that description like few different gamers in at the moment’s recreation.
“With Erik, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, we really feel we have now three of the NHL’s prime defensemen and stand as a greater crew at the moment than we had been yesterday. We’re thrilled to welcome Erik and his spouse, Melinda, to San Jose.”
Karlsson has one 12 months remaining on his seven-year contract price $45.5 million signed in 2012. Though the crew tried to increase his deal in July, Senators common supervisor Pierre Dorion stated Karlsson turned the supply down.
Karlsson, 27, was chosen by the Senators with the 15th total decide of the 2008 draft. The 2012 Norris Trophy winner posted 9 objectives and 53 assists over 71 video games final season.
A five-time All-Star, he has been the Senators’ captain the final 4 seasons.