Erik Karlsson’s name starting popping up in the NHL trade rumors mill earlier this season when Karlsson was lighting up the score sheet with his excellent play.
Karlsson currently has 56 points (13g, 43a) in 43 games played. If he keeps up his current play he will end up with 107 points this season.
Now it appears San Jose Sharks management want to capitalize on Karlsson’s great play and try to unload his HUGE salary and get some draft picks back.
Is Erik Karlsson’s contract tradeable?
Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff reports the San Jose Sharks are asking for three first-round picks and the Sharks will retain 18% of his contract to facilitate an Erik Karlsson trade. That would knock Karlsson down to a roughly $9.4 million salary cap hit.
Seravalli went on to say in his piece that he sees the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Seattle Kraken and Washington Capitals as potential fits.
Of course Karlsson would have to waive his no-trade clause to be traded out of San Jose.