Swedish hockey player Eric Karlsson: biography, sports career, personal life

Eric Karlsson - a famous Canadian hockey player, representing the NHL club "Ottawa Senators." He is a prize-winner of the Olympic Games and world championships.


Eric Karlsson was born in May 1990 in the Landsbrough. Future participant of All-Star Matches NHL was engaged first in a local hockey school, and at the age of 16 began to perform in the Swedish youth league for the club "Södertälje"In the 2006/07 season Karlsson spent 10 games, which marked 2 abandoned washers and 8 assists.

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In 2007, Eric moved to the youth team "Frelundy", in which he went to the ice arena in 38 matches and scored 37 (13 + 24) points.This game, the young defender drew attention to the coaching staff of the main team.

In March 2008, Erik's debut took place Carlsson in the Swedish elite series. In a duel with the club HB71, the defender managed to give an accurate throw to his team in the victory in overtime.

Next season Eric Karlsson managed to gain a foothold in the "Frelunde"and held for her 45 games in the regular season and 11 - in the series play-offs.

Speeches in the NHL

In 2008 Karlsson was selected on draft the club NHL "Ottawa Senators"But to start a young Swedish defender sent to gain experience in farm-club "Binghamton Senators", speaking in AHL. Eric played in 12 fights, in which he gave 11 assists.

December 19, 2009 the debut took place Carlsson at NHL. He played for Ottawa Senators"in a victorious duel against the club"Minnesota Wilde"In total for the 2009/10 season Eric Karlsson took part in 60 fights, scored 5 goals and 21 assisted teammates.

Next draw of the regular season NHL stood out for the Swedish hockey player no less successful. In 75 games he scored 45 (13 + 32) points and for the first time became a member of the All-Star Match NHL.

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The 2011/12 season brought Carlsson new achievements and awards. He brilliantly played the regular championship, setting a personal record of effectiveness - 19 goals and 59 assists in 81 games. Such indicators not only allowed him to again participate in the All-Star Game, but also brought Eric two prestigious trophies - "James Norris Trophy"(as the best defender of the league) and" Viking Evord"(as the most successful representative of Sweden in the NHL). At the end of the season Karlsson signed a new 7-year contract with "Ottawa Senators"for a total sum of 45.5 million dollars.

During a short lockout, the Swede played for the Finnish club "Jokerite", and then returned to the location of the" Senators. "Over the next three years, held in Ottawa, Eric Karlsson played in 263 bouts, which scored 63 goals and gave 173 assists.

As a result of the 2014/15 season, he again won the trophy "James Norris Trophy", and the following year for the third time he took part in the All-Star Game NHL.

National team appearances

For the first time the form of the national team of Sweden Eric Karlsson tried on in 2008, when he played for the junior team at the World Championships. Despite the fourth team place, he was recognized as the best defender with 7 assists in 6 fights UCHM.

A year later Eric joined the youth teamsilver medalist of the world championship. In this tournament he scored 9 (2 + 7) points in 6 games and was again recognized as the best defender and was selected to the "All Stars Team" of the championship.

Since 2010, Eric Karlsson - hockey player of the national team of Sweden. The debut in the main team can be called successful: at the World Championships, the defender helped to win bronze medals.

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The next success in the international arena Carlson had to wait 5 years.At the 2014 Olympics in Sochi he was a silver medalist in the Swedish national team, and 8 (4 + 4) points earned in 6 fights allowed Eric to be recognized as the best defender of the tournament.

Personal life

In 2011, Swedish ice hockey player Eric Karlsson announced an engagement with his girlfriend Theresa. In July of the following year, the couple legalized their relationship, but their marriage was short-lived - after a year and a half he divorced. Now Karlsson lives in a civil marriage with Melindoy Kerry.

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