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Bulletin: Senators sign Erik Karlsson
 Ottawa Senators
May 7, 2009, 10:03 AM EDT
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has signed defenceman Erik Karlsson to an entry-level contract.

Karlsson, 18, was Senators’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft held in Ottawa. The native of Landsbro, Sweden, recently completed his second season with the Frolunda HC Indians of the Swedish Elite League, recording five goals, five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 45 games. Karlsson also added a goal and two assists in 11 playoff games.

During the 2008-09 season, Karlsson was loaned to Frolunda’s junior squad for one game, where he recorded two assists, and Boras HC of the Swedish second division league for seven games.

Karlsson represented Sweden during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship held in Ottawa, winning a silver medal. He was selected the tournament’s best defenceman and named to the all-star team. He was tied for the tournament lead in defenceman scoring with two goals and seven assists in six games.
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Statistics:
2008-2009 Regular Season
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Alfredsson 79 24 50 7 74
J. Spezza 82 32 41 -14 73
D. Heatley 82 39 33 -11 72
F. Kuba 71 3 37 4 40
N. Foligno 81 17 15 -10 32
M. Fisher 78 13 19 0 32
C. Campoli 76 11 19 -16 30
M. Comrie 63 10 17 -15 27
C. Kelly 82 12 11 -10 23
C. Phillips 82 6 16 -14 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Auld 16 18 7 .911 2.47
B. Elliott 16 8 3 .902 2.77
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