Erik KarlssonMay 22, 1990
2020 Earnings: $14.5 million
Networth: Estimated $16.5 million
- Before joining the NHL, Karlsson played in Europe on the Swedish team Frolunda HC.
- Since being drafted into the NHL, Erik has gone on to play in the NHL All-Star Game six times, as well as being selected for the NHL First All-Star Team four times. He also took home the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 2012 and 2015, as well as the Viking Award in 2012, 2016, and 2017.
- What began as a one-year deal with the San Jose Sharks got serious after the team re-signed Erik to an 8-year deal in 2019. Karlsson is set to earn $92 million from this agreement.
- Erik and his wife, Melinda, launched an anti-bullying charity called Can't Dim My Light. This initiative has partnered with Proud to be Me to help build a more inclusive society.