Video: Erik Karlsson becomes one of the few defensemen to hit 80 points


The debate surrounding Erik Karlsson and the Norris Trophy can get kind of obnoxious at times, especially since it’s all ultimately subjective.

There’s no denying that Karlsson is a special defenseman when it comes to scoring, however. Tuesday really put that notion under the spotlight, as the Ottawa Senators’ captain hit the 80-point plateau for the first time in his already-impressive career.

It came on his 16th goal of 2015-16 and the 100th tally of his NHL career.

In case you haven’t gathered it already, it’s really, really rare for a blueliner to accomplish such feats.

Impressive stuff, however you feel about certain trophy debates.

Update: The Penguins ended up winning with an impressive comeback, taking a 5-3 decision.