2. Erik Karlsson (2008, 1st Round, 15th Overall)
Come on, you knew this one was coming.
It still feels weird seeing Karlsson in a different jersey, but a trade won’t take away the memories Sens fans have of the best defenseman their team has ever had.
627 games, five-time All-Star, two-time Norris Trophy recipient, 518 points with seven 60-plus point seasons. The captain of the team for four years, he was the face of the franchise, and his contributions to the team and community won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Management/ownership may have screwed up his final days in Ottawa, but they still had the wherewithal to draft Karlsson in the first place, so kudos where kudos are due.