Sharks acquire 2-time Norris Trophy victor Erik Karlsson from Senators

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson has been traded to the San Jose Sharks

"As you said, there's been a lot of noise for nearly a year now, but I never in my wildest imagination thought that I was going to leave this place".

The Senators are entering a full rebuild, with owner Eugene Melnyk announcing his intentions to bring plenty of fresh faces into the lineup in the coming seasons during a sit-down interview with defenceman Mark Borowiecki released by the team earlier this week. "I wish we were standing here during different circumstances".

Karlsson rumors are indeed intensifying, however talking to people I get the sense that most of the people/chatter implying this is "really close to happening" is being driven once again by Ottawa's desire to force the hand of some of the teams with which they have discussed Karlsson. The move comes on the eve of the first on-ice session at Senators training camp.

Could the end of the Erik Karlsson saga finally be upon us? "Even though there's been a lot of noise for nearly a year now, I never thought in my wildest imagination I was going to leave this place". With Karlsson in the fold, it's likely the Sabres will have the Sharks pick at the next draft. A two-time Norris Trophy victor as the NHL's top blueliner, he has 126 goals and 518 points in 627 games.

Karlsson's breakout season came in 2011-12 when he had 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists), while averaging 25:19 of ice time, but his performance in the 2017 playoffs stands out.

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"I don't think that I could have ever prepared for this", Karlsson said.

"I'm just going to speak from the heart", Karlsson said.

Perron was a seventh-round pick in 2014 and spent the past two seasons in the AHL.

The star defenseman's name has been abound in trade talks for months, as Karlsson's been connected to several teams, most notably the Tampa Bay Lightning, Las Vegas Golden Knights and recently the Vancouver Canucks.

Then assistant general manager Randy Lee was charged with harassing a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo, N.Y., during the NHL's pre-draft scouting combine.

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