Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

October 27, 2009 13:24 ET

Senators Assign Defenceman Erik Karlsson to Binghamton (AHL)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - The Ottawa Senators today assigned defenceman Erik Karlsson to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.

The 19-year-old native of Landsbro, Sweden, made his National Hockey League debut on Oct. 3 in the Senators' 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers and earned his first NHL point (an assist) in that contest. Karlsson has appeared in all nine Senators regular-season games to date, recording three assists and six penalty minutes.

The Senators' first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Karlsson completed his second season with the Frolunda HC Indians of the Swedish Elite League in 2008-09, recording five goals, five assists and 10 penalty minutes in 45 games. He also added a goal and two assists in 11 playoff games.

Karlsson represented Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship held in Ottawa, winning a silver medal. He was selected the tournament's best defenceman and named to the all-star team.

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