Ottawa trades Karlsson to the Sharks

The Senators receive six assets in exchange for the two-time Norris Trophy winner

Joe DiBiase
September 13, 2018 - 3:15 pm

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After months and months of speculation, the Ottawa Senators have traded defenseman Erik Karlsson.

The Senators send their captain of the past four years to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for eight assets.

It's also being reported that no contract extension is involved in this deal. Karlsson's current contract expires at the end of the season.

For now, Karlsson makes San Jose one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. After just missing out on John Tavares, the Sharks were able to land a whale this offseason to go with Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic on the blueline.

The Buffalo Sabres conditionally own the Sharks' 2019 first round pick. The condition of the pick is if the Sharks miss the playoffs, the pick becomes a 2020 first rounder, while the 2019 first round pick will go to Ottawa. With Karlsson in the fold, it's likely the Sabres will have the Sharks' pick at the 2019 draft.

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