Erik Karlsson

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Date of Birth May 31, 1990
Place of Birth Landsbro, Sweden
Age 30 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Erik Karlsson

Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Karlsson was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, by the Ottawa Senators at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, with whom he spent his first nine NHL seasons. Karlsson is a two-time winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman, winning the award in 2012 and 2015.

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About Erik Karlsson

Swedish defender who earned the prestigious James Norris Memorial Trophy for the league's top defenseman in both 2012 and 2015 as a member of the Ottawa Senators.

Before Fame

He played three seasons with Sweden's J20 SuperElit league from 2006 to 2008.


He was named to his first NHL All-Star team in 2011.

Family Life

He married Therese Karlsson on July 6, 2012, but they got divorced in 2013. He then married Melinda Currey in 2017.


He played in the 2010 World Championships with teammate Peter Forsberg.

Information related to Erik Karlsson

  • James Norris Memorial Trophy winners
  • Borås HC players
  • Swedish expatriate ice hockey people
  • Swedish expatriate sportspeople in Canada
  • Ottawa Senators draft picks
  • Södertälje SK players
  • Swedish expatriate sportspeople in the United States
  • Binghamton Senators players
  • Frölunda HC players
  • Jokerit players
  • Olympic ice hockey players of Sweden
  • San Jose Sharks players
  • Ottawa Senators players
  • Olympic silver medalists for Sweden
  • Ice hockey players at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Medalists at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • National Hockey League All-Stars
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Latest information about Erik Karlsson updated on February 23, 2021.

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