The Ottawa Senators have traded captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks.
A deal has been rumoured for months after Karlsson did not sign an extension offer from the Senators over the summer. The move comes on the eve of the first on-ice session at Senators training camp.
The Senators have said they are entering a rebuilding period and are planning to go with a young roster this season.
Karlsson has won two Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenceman.
He was the Senators’ first-round pick in 2008 (15th overall)
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