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Ottawa Senators and defenceman Erik Karlsson agree to seven-year extension

Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson, right, celebrates after scoring in a shootout against the New York Rangers, in New York in this March 24, 2011 file photo. The Ottawa Senators are locking up star defenceman Erik Karlsson to a long-term deal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II
June 19, 2012 - 6:18 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Ottawa Senators are locking up star defenceman Erik Karlsson to a long-term deal.

The NHL team says the two sides have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension.

The Senators made the announcement today on their Twitter account.

Karlsson led all NHL blue-liners last season with 78 points.

The 22-year-old Swede had 19 goals and 59 assists and was an all-star for the second year in a row.

Karlsson was drafted by Ottawa with the 15th overall selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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