Sharks sign Karlsson to 8-year deal worth more than $11M per season
All signs are pointing to Erik Karlsson returning to SJ and re-signing with the Sharks, which would take the most prominent name off the 2019 UFA board.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2019
Further to @TSNBobMcKenzie‘s report on Erik Karlsson, I’m told the deal is indeed done: 8 years max deal, north of $11 million per season… the Sharks with a huge move in keeping the superstar D from hitting the market.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 17, 2019
Erik Karlsson closing in on a deal with SJ. Will be eight years. Same percentage of cap as Doughty deal, it sounds like
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 17, 2019
- The best free-agent defenseman is not hitting the market.
- Multiple reports have Erik Karlsson staying in San Jose, with TSN’s Pierre LeBrun tweeting that an eight-year contract worth north of $11 million per season is done.
- Extending Karlsson is be a big-time coup for the Sharks and general manager Doug Wilson, who took a risk by trading for Karlsson on an expiring deal last September.
- It appears that both sides enjoyed their year together and are interested in continuing the relationship.
- When the re-signing is made official, the Ottawa Senators will receive a 2021 second-round pick from San Jose as a provision of the deal that sent Karlsson to the Sharks last fall.
- Back in May, Sharks fans were concerned about the tone of Karlsson’s end-of-season tweet when the club was eliminated from the playoffs. Supporters read into the tweet as more of a goodbye message to the organization.
Thank you to the entire @SanJoseSharks organization, fans, and especially teammates. It was a great run that ended too early. But lots of great memories where created. The entire Bay Area has been nothing but classy and respectful to me and my family. Thank you.
— Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) May 24, 2019