Erik Karlsson

Biography, Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Wife, Stats, Children, Parents, Contract & Stats

Erik Karlsson Basic Information

Stage Name: Erik Karlsson
Real Name: Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson
Occupation: Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman
Date Of Birth/Age: 31 May 1990 (33) Years Old
Place of Birth: Landsbro, Sweden
Gender: Male
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Married
Education: N/A
Height: 1.83 m
Net Worth: $16.5M

Erik Karlsson Biography

Erik Sven Gunnar Karlsson, a professional ice hockey defenseman with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL), was born in Sweden on May 31, 1990. Karlsson spent his first nine NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, who selected him in the first round, 15th overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He has previously played for the San Jose Sharks. Karlsson has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy three times, in 2012, 2015, and 2023, for being the best defenseman in the NHL. Karlsson was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, August 6, 2023, as part of a three-team trade that also included the Montreal Canadiens.

Erik Karlsson, Yours Truly, People, May 29, 2024



Ulla-Karin Karlsson, the mother, and Jonas Karlsson, the father, were Erik Karlsson’s parents when he was born in Landsbro, Sweden. Despite his fame, there is no pertinent information on his parents because their date of birth, age, and line of work are unknown at this time.

Since the beginning of his hockey career, Margareta and Jonas have been constant pillars of support. They may be proud parents of a hockey superstar since their support and direction were important in developing Karlsson’s character and tenacity.


The parents of Erik Karlsson have other children. Pelle Karlsson, his younger brother, was born on February 12, 1992. And just like his elder brother, he is also an Ice hockey player.

Erik Karlsson, Yours Truly, People, May 29, 2024


Erik Karlsson is blessed with two children: Stellan Axel Karlsson, who was born on February 2, 2022, and a son named Harlow Rain Karlsson, who was born on October 3, 2019. Together with his second wife and current partner Melinda Currey, the Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman has two children.

Karlsson and Malinda originally disclosed they were having their first child via Instagram on November 22, 2017, then on December 18, they revealed it was a boy. Just one month before his expected birth, the couple lost the child.

Erik Karlsson, Yours Truly, People, May 29, 2024


Erik Karlsson has been married twice as of August 2023. The professional ice hockey defenseman from Sweden wed Therese Karlsson in 2012, and the couple later got divorced in 2013. At the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in August 2017, Erik Karlsson wed Melinda Currey, his second wife. Melinda was born on August 30, 1990, in Ottawa, Canada.

In 2010, she earned a communication degree from Carleton University in Ontario with a psychology minor. Melinda serves as Wellington Creative’s chief marketing officer. This advertising firm specializes in making ideas come to life. Can’t Dim My Light is an NGO that she also manages. The NGO dedicates its profits to combating bullying in schools and online cyberbullying.

Erik Karlsson, Yours Truly, People, May 29, 2024


Net Worth

Erik Karlsson’s estimated net worth as of August 2023 is $16.5 million. He has made a sizable sum of money playing ice hockey professionally. Karlsson made his professional debut in 2008 while playing for Frolunda HC of the Elitserien.


The star ice hockey player reportedly owns a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, a Jaguar F-Pace SVR, and a Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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Erik Karlsson reportedly resides in a house he bought in Ottawa’s Glebe. Nothing more is known about the house or any other properties in his name.


With the San Jose Sharks, Erik Karlsson agreed to an 8-year, $92,000,000 contract that has a $53,000,000 signing bonus, $92,000,000 in guaranteed money, and an average yearly salary of $11,500,000. Karlsson will have a cap hit of $11,500,000 in 2023–2024 and receive a base salary of $10,500,000 in addition to a $1,000,000 signing bonus.

Karlsson’s new contract made him the third-highest-paid player in the league at the time and the highest-paid defenseman in league history. Three contracts totaling a combined $141,400,000 have been signed by him so far.


In 920 games throughout the course of his career with the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators, Erik Karlsson amassed 178 goals and 583 assists. On April 10th, 2023, Karlsson achieved the milestone of having 100 points in a single season as a defenseman. He continued on to score 101 points over the entire campaign.

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