SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks ( @SanJoseSharks ) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-committed the defender. Erik Karlsson ( @ Erikkarlsson65 ) on an eight-year contract extension. According to the Club Policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are extremely pleased that Erik and his wife Melinda have committed to the San Jose Sharks and did so before July 1
"Was Hockey! I'm looking forward to continuing the hunt for the ultimate prize: the Stanley Cup, last year was an incredible run, but we did not achieve what we set out to do, but the commitment I made from my teammates, coaches , Employees and the organization has shown me that we all have a great future ahead of us and that we are able to fight for that championship year after year. "
The two Norris Trophy winner Blueliner scored 45 points (three goals, 42 assists), 22 penalty minutes, 169 shots and a plus of six in 53 games his first season with San Jose. He finished second to the Sharks defenders, behind the Norris Trophy finalist Brent Burns scoring goals, assists, points and scores, and his 42 assists took ninth place among all the league's rear guard players. Karlsson, selected for the 2019 NHL All-Star match in San Jose, took third place among helpers and power play points among all Sharks skaters (20, draw). In addition, he was the fifth defender in the history of the NHL, who recorded at least one template in 14 consecutive games, while his series with eight assists from 7-22. December of each NHL defender in the years 2018-19 and 2018-19 for the longest time draw of the Sharks franchise record of nine remained.
Video: STL @ SJS: Karlsson scores first goal with Sharks
29-year-old Karlsson scored 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) and 51 shots in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs scoring the third place among all NHL defenders in points (combined with Burns) and assists. His nine assistants during the first round against Vegas set a franchise record for most assists in a single series and he became only the second defender in the history of the Sharks playoffs, who scored a game-winning overtime goal (Andrei Zyuzin).
Since joining the NHL in 2009/10, no defender has scored more points than Karlsson with 563 (129 goals, 434 assists) in 680 NHL games (Burns took second place with 532 in 717 games). He was twice among the NHL's top 10 goalscorer (2011-12 [10th]; 2015-16 [4th]) and four times among the top 10 template leaders of the NHL (2011-12 [3rd]; 2013-14 [2015-16[1st]; 2016-17 [6th].
Karlsson won the James Norris Memorial Trophy, which was awarded to the best defender of the NHL in 2012 and 2015 twice (2016, 2017) nominated for finalist of the Calder Trophy.
Over the past nine seasons, Karlsson has been in the top 20 NHL defenders eight times, leading the league four times and finishing the season six times in the Top 10.  Karlsson was selected by Ottawa in the first round (15th overall round) of the 2008 NHL Draft and named four times to the NHL All-Star First Team (2011-12). 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17) and was selected for six NHL All-Star Games. He was captain of the senators from October 2014 until his trade in September 2018 and led his team (Karlsson has 53 points e (eight goals, 45 assists) and one goal scores plus 4 in 67 Stanley Cup playoff games, with both the Eastern Conference finals (with Ottawa in 2017) and the Western Conference finals (with San Jose in 2019). Since the playoffs of 2017, no NHL Blueliner recorded more postseason (34) or assists (30) than Karlsson.
The 190-pound Swede from Landsbro has also made an outstanding international career. He has represented his native Sweden at the U-18 Junior World Championships (2008 bronze medal), the Junior World Championships (2009 – silver medal), the World Championships (2010 bronze medal), the 2014 Winter Olympics (silver medal) and World Cup of hockey.
He was taken over by San Jose along with striker Francis Perron of Ottawa in exchange for Chris Tierney, Rudolfs Balcers, Dylan DeMelo and Josh Norris. Selection round and selection round 2021 on September 13, 2018.