Sharks acquire defenseman Erik Karlsson in trade with Ottawa

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Sharks acquire defenseman Erik Karlsson in trade with Ottawa
Sharks acquire defenseman Erik Karlsson in trade with Ottawa

The San Diego Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday for a package of young players and picks, adding a world-class player to a team now expected to contend in the ultra-tough Western Conference. "We were looking for a difference-maker, and there were really probably two main ones, both John [Tavares, a free agent who signed with Toronto] and Erik over the last little while," Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson said. "We kind of kept our powder dry hoping this type of opportunity would come to fruition, and it did. "It doesn't always happen. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit more time. The timeline Ottawa was operating

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