The Senators trade Erik Karlsson to the Sharks

September 13, 2018 - 3:15 pm
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After months and months of speculation, the Ottawa Senators have traded Erik Karlsson. The Sens send Karlsson to San Jose in exchange for eight assets.

TRADE:

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 pick *higher of two SJ own
2020 1st RD pick *conditional
2021 2nd RD pick *conditionalhttps://t.co/pOmLyOX15A

To Ottawa #Senators
F Chris Tierney
D Dylan DeMelo
F Rudolfs Balcers
F Josh Norris (rights)
2019 2nd RD pick *higher of two SJ own
2020 1st RD pick *conditional
2021 2nd RD pick *conditionalhttps://t.co/pOmLyOX15A

To San Jose #Sharks:
D Erik Karlsson
F Francis Perron

TRADE:

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Most reaction to the trade has been "Ottawa did not get nearly enough". According to The Hockey News prospect rankings, San Jose did not have to trade any of their top three prospects in this deal.

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 Erik 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 Sabres conditionally own the Sharks 2019 first round pick. The condition is if the Sharks miss the playoffs, the pick moves to 2020. With Karlsson in the fold, it's likely the Sabres will have the Sharks pick at the next draft.

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