The story of Erik Karlsson: From Vetlanda, Sweden to NHL superstar

  • Added:  1 month ago
  • This story takes us to the small Swedish town of Vetlanda where Erik Karlsson grew up and has become a great ambassador for his hometown and the game of Hockey.

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Comments: 111

  • Legends Never Die
    Legends Never Die 20 days ago

    He deserves to win the Norris

  • Chris Aarvig
    Chris Aarvig 1 month ago

    and the flow...

  • fluntimes
    fluntimes 1 month ago

    Wow. What a guy. One of the best on and off the ice.

  • bob B
    bob B 1 month ago

    if erik doesnt get it this year........ its not all about the goals or points for that matter...

    it is also about team effort.. goes hand in hand....

    guess they feel sorry for burns and he gets it

    sweden- what a country (sportswise

  • creaminthebank
    creaminthebank 1 month ago

    Not a Sens fan but mos def my favourite player in the NHL.

  • Banana Republic
    Banana Republic 1 month ago

    I play in boro in Vetlanda

  • ItsMinarmy
    ItsMinarmy 1 month ago

    Is there a two-time Norris winner not in the Hall of Fame?

  • Benjamin Blake Mitchner

    He's really amazing and very humble when he could be exactly the opposite. That is what I love about hockey and that is why I do not like other sports. Football is a lot of fun, but it doesn't have the snap. I have seen Alfredsson play during the glorious days of yesteryear (in every way) and I see Karlsson as the next huge player for this team. I am hoping for the Sens to win the cup and go all the way this year. One thing I'd really like to stress here is that Vetlanda looks like a very beautiful place to be from and to grow up in and as I watched this I wondered why I'd never heard of it as I thought I knew Swedish geography really well. I was into Sweden before I was even into hockey and it was for the music. It's funny how a country can lead in more ways than one. The first Scandinavian band to score a worldwide hit was a Swedish band called Blond. After that the rest is history. I got into hockey 21 years ago and I admired the countries the players came from in Europe and especially got into hockey because of a long time love for Canada (and Canadian music). Now I want it to come full circle- a Swedish player and a whole Canadian team I would love to see them win. Let's go!

  • paco gaucho
    paco gaucho 1 month ago

    my mancrush

  • Ahmad Shah
    Ahmad Shah 1 month ago

    Best defenseman in the league, without question

  • 420Kasper420
    420Kasper420 1 month ago

    Why do people still discuss Norris qualifications?
    It's almost like they think that Karlsson's status as "best defenseman in the league" could change from one year to the next. You guys are either blind, or just plain crazy...

  • ljummingen
    ljummingen 1 month ago

    He needs to win the Norris

  • Sens4Lyfe6
    Sens4Lyfe6 1 month ago

    ... I'm.. I'm not crying ';(

  • Juho Kankare
    Juho Kankare 1 month ago

    karlsson moved jokerit (khl) to senators...

  • Tyson Hall
    Tyson Hall 1 month ago

    I love him😁😁

  • Anek Pabbies
    Anek Pabbies 1 month ago

    Go sens

  • Henrik Nilsson
    Henrik Nilsson 1 month ago

    Norris for Karlsson

  • Jerich0
    Jerich0 1 month ago

    Should have been nominated for the hart tbh

  • Barbariangamer Star
    Barbariangamer Star 1 month ago

    I mean he's a great player but LETS GO FRIKIN RANGERS who's with me?

  • terrybell49
    terrybell49 1 month ago

    best Karlsson in the world

  • Sneaky Scaper
    Sneaky Scaper 1 month ago

    I love me some Karlsson

  • Connor McJesus
    Connor McJesus 1 month ago


  • Star Wars Underground

    Swedes are born to be Defensemen.

  • Garvid lök
    Garvid lök 1 month ago

    he is from landsbro lol not vetlanda

  • Andrew Cote
    Andrew Cote 1 month ago

    Ryan for hedman

  • Teemo
    Teemo 1 month ago

    Erik <3

  • Des Panjab
    Des Panjab 1 month ago

    L.A had Doughty in his draft and they had another pick but the y picked a fricken stupid hockey player instead of Karlsson ,so L.A could have Karlsson and Doughty lol

  • BloggerMusicMan
    BloggerMusicMan 1 month ago

    As a Sens fan since childhood, I could not be more grateful that he's Ottawa's captain. He was a great player when he was drafted and he's only continued to improve. He's had the ability for the last few years to completely take over games.

    I really think a Hart Trophy is in his future if he keeps this up, particularly considering his value to the Sens. He's the only true superstar on the team and I think he's a big part of why they're doing as well as it is right now.

    I can only imagine how dangerous the Sens would be if they had a true star or superstar centre.

  • lucas Rozmus
    lucas Rozmus 1 month ago

    ok...we can all admit he has to be the best defence men in the league rn, he basically carried his team in the playoffs

  • Ed Stevens
    Ed Stevens 1 month ago

    Totally over rated player...if I were Ottowa, I'd package him in a trade to the Bruins...please!

      MILES LANE 1 month ago

      u have MacAvoy, he'll be lit. You saw the respect Karlsson gave to him

  • Filip Larsson
    Filip Larsson 1 month ago

    The actual star of vetlanda says: "Hockeyns Zlatan" which translates into "The Zlatan of Hockey" :P

  • Al Capwned
    Al Capwned 1 month ago

    Baby face little fella. Can't hate Karlsson. Such a nice guy, brilliant talent. Just a joy to watch.

  • NathanOnepiece
    NathanOnepiece 1 month ago

    Oilers vs sens in final

  • Scirollo
    Scirollo 1 month ago

    I love the positive comments here, keep it coming guys. I've seen first hand how hard he goes in the offseason to get better and he literally walks up on stage at our music festivals to give speeches to the city. He never says no and always gives back to his city. So much respect for him and Im proud to say he's the King of the Sens army.

  • CanadianJock
    CanadianJock 1 month ago

    He reminds me of watching Niklas Lidstrom BACK IN THEY DAY.

  • it0422
    it0422 1 month ago

    you canadiens can really make great tv! everything sounds so cool in our swedish ears :)

    • Ontario Guy
      Ontario Guy 1 month ago

      Erik is a class act just an all around good guy!

    • it0422
      it0422 1 month ago

      Ontario Guy Great to hear! :) Amazing to see here in little Sweden how big of a star they can be over there in Canada and Usa!

    • Ontario Guy
      Ontario Guy 1 month ago

      We love our Swedes over here!

  • classified classified

    he's so good i just cant understand it...

  • Kornelius Parker
    Kornelius Parker 1 month ago

    I feel like this years Norris should go to Karlsson or Hedman. Of all the elite defensemen in the league, Hedman is often underrated.. I would argue Hedman is the 3rd best in the league over the past few years.

  • TheTetsuHai
    TheTetsuHai 1 month ago

    Best 15th pick of all time, I knew when they picked him he was gonna be good but I never expected him to be this good.

  • Kajsa Claesson
    Kajsa Claesson 1 month ago

    Vetlanda is lit

  • Masentaja
    Masentaja 1 month ago

    doughty where you at???

  • Paul Womack
    Paul Womack 1 month ago

    Brent Burns is basically a forward playing defense (mediocre defense) so he shouldn't have even been a finalist.

    • Paul Womack
      Paul Womack 1 month ago

      Yeah, I'm jealous of the Senators (as a Flyers fan) that Karlsson only slid to 15 when the Flyers could have drafted him (instead of Luca Sibisa) had Karlsson slid a few spots more.

    • ljummingen
      ljummingen 1 month ago

      Somebody is jealous

    • Star Wars Underground
      Star Wars Underground 1 month ago

      They need to make the Bobby Orr Trophy.Defensemen box out Wingers entering their zone.Breaking up plays and clogging the nuetral zone and blocking shots with whatever they can put in front of the puck.Not camping the Blueline(Burns)like Ovi in the slot on the power play:)

    • adosjdaj
      adosjdaj 1 month ago

      "horrible" go ahead and do that

    • Star Wars Underground
      Star Wars Underground 1 month ago

      No and +19 with 76 points is horrible. Hes doing his job 25% Of the time

  • Paul Womack
    Paul Womack 1 month ago

    Karlsson should win the Norris.

  • One 7 Decimal 2 Eight

    Senators vs. Penguins. if they meet next, this will be a great series to watch. I'm a fan of neither team. but will watch this series for sure.

  • Mr500248
    Mr500248 1 month ago

    I swear if he gets snubbed of the Norris for 2 years in a row.......

  • g davies
    g davies 1 month ago

    Karlson is one of the defenseman I respect the most in the league. I'd have him or Hedman over Burns no doubt. And I'm a leafs fan.

  • Legit History
    Legit History 1 month ago

    Franzen is from Vetlanda too.

    • Oliver Bahls
      Oliver Bahls 1 month ago

      Svenska Soldaten no they are from Landsbro

  • Nyq
    Nyq 1 month ago

    I would kill to have a Karlsson on my team

    • Nyq
      Nyq 1 month ago

      jake redhead Detroit

    • jake redhead
      jake redhead 1 month ago

      Nyq which team?

  • HypR Brute
    HypR Brute 1 month ago

    Who tf disliked this

    • xCivo
      xCivo 24 days ago

      he has anger issues

    • xCivo
      xCivo 24 days ago

      HypR Brute I Did

    • Mark Raven
      Mark Raven 1 month ago

      HypR Brute Matt Cooke is one of them

    • Deplorable Snowcloud
      Deplorable Snowcloud 1 month ago

      I'm a Ranger fan and I love Erik Karlsson and on the Sens bandwagon after they beat us.

    • Kermit Here
      Kermit Here 1 month ago

      Kevin Durant has Clinical Depression you can't predict that dumbass. Literally karlsson is a good hockey player and has great sportsmanship

  • Tomalo21
    Tomalo21 1 month ago

    I wish I lived in an area where I could just go to a rink and play whenever I want..

    • J Gripen
      J Gripen 2 days ago

      Yea, but that means that we Swedes have to pay quite high taxes... there's both pro's and con's to it. I'm thankfull for the high standard in road quality though xD

    • Kermit Here
      Kermit Here 1 month ago

      Tomalo21 same here

    • Dirty Bombzzz
      Dirty Bombzzz 1 month ago

      Tomalo21 yeah i agree with you absolutely there is only one rink in our little town and i'm only able to Play with my team at the rink or alone at The lake but there is no Chance to play alone at The rink or for example with your friends whenever you want but i also Wish i lived in an area where i could just go and Play whenever i want Erik karlsson was very lucky

  • Dylan Rodgers
    Dylan Rodgers 1 month ago

    Go Sens and Go Oilers

    • OtakuEdits
      OtakuEdits 20 days ago

      That was posted 1 month ago. Yes, he really was supporting them at the time.

    • xCivo
      xCivo 24 days ago

      Dylan Rodgers Really?

  • iTz IntegritY
    iTz IntegritY 1 month ago

    Go Sens and go Erik!!!

  • MrJasminL
    MrJasminL 1 month ago

    You just can't hate this guy!

    • Ville The 225
      Ville The 225 1 month ago

      MrJasminL. you are wrong

    • Kermit Here
      Kermit Here 1 month ago

      SensFan2002 funny

    • Kermit Here
      Kermit Here 1 month ago

      MrJasminL only if he injures someone you can hate him. Kinda like crosby. Oh wait.🤔

    • Jonathan Robert
      Jonathan Robert 1 month ago

      TheJuiceMan Maybe you guys .... Oh wait, nevermind. You guys won't for sure, i wonder why ;) Nothing worst then a trash talking eliminated fan.

    • SensFan2002
      SensFan2002 1 month ago

      One can only dream. haha

  • toshi t
    toshi t 1 month ago

    is it just me or he looks like zlatan ibrahimovic?

  • TheWillStrike
    TheWillStrike 1 month ago


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