Erik Karlsson wearing an Ottawa Senators jersey.
Could Erik Karlsson be headed back to Ottawa? NHL insider Elliotte Friedman fuels trade speculation.

The hockey world is buzzing with the recent trade rumors suggesting a sensational return of Erik Karlsson to the Ottawa Senators. On his popular 32 Thoughts podcast, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman revealed that if Karlsson decides to waive his no-trade clause this offseason, the Senators could be his preferred destination.

Friedman elaborated, stating, “If there’s one team that you would think would consider it, it would be Ottawa with Daniel Alfredsson there.” Alfredsson, a Senators legend and current Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations, could play a pivotal role in bringing Karlsson back to the team where he started his illustrious career.

Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s best defenseman, enjoyed remarkable success in Ottawa. Drafted 15th overall by the Senators in 2008, he played nine seasons with the team, establishing himself as one of the game’s elite offensive defensemen. Here’s a look at his career highlights:

  • Games Played: 983
  • Goals: 186
  • Assists: 618
  • Points: 804
  • Norris Trophies: 2 (2012, 2015)

While Karlsson’s hefty contract and recent season with the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been as impactful, a change of scenery could reignite his dominance. A return to Ottawa might just be the perfect catalyst for Karlsson to rediscover his best form.

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