Karlsson set to be toast of the coast
The San Jose Sharks swung a monster deal to acquire captain and All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
The Sharks sent forward Chris Tierney, defenseman Dylan DeMelo, prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers, a conditional 2019 secondround draft pick and a conditional 2020 first-round pick to the Senators in exchange for the four-time All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s to defenseman.
The deal also includes two additional conditional picks. Ottawa receives San Jose’s 2021 second-round pick if Karlsson re-signs with San Jose, and the pick becomes a first-rounder if the Sharks reach the 2019 Stanley Cup final.