The Ottawa Senators may have traded captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks, but he said that he still considers Ottawa “home.”
“It’s a very emotional and sad day for me and my family, but it’s an unfortunate part of the business,” Karlsson said at a press conference Thursday, choking back tears. “(Thank you) to the city of Ottawa for taking me in and making it my forever home.”
- The Ottawa Citizen has a bunch of stories online about the trade…
- Mayor Jim Watson tweeted that Karlsson will be missed. https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa/status/1040307893122330625
- The Ottawa Senators published a press release with the headline “Ottawa Senators complete most important trade in rebuild” (which will probably inflame more than a few fans.) “While looking to the future with excitement and optimism, the franchise does wish to thank Erik Karlsson for his nine years of service,” the release said. https://twitter.com/Senators/status/1040331040487817216
There was skepticism and disappointment, to say the least.