Erik Karlsson will be moving on from the San Jose Sharks after requesting a trade to a playoff contender and, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, the Carolina Hurricanes lead a pack of teams that also include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and Seattle Kraken in pursuit of his services.

Karlsson is the reigning Norris Trophy winner, awarded to the best defenseman in hockey and he certainly earned it.

Not only is he a superb defensive player, but he also proved his worth offensively this past season, compiling career-highs in goals (25), assists (76), points (101) and shooting percentage (12).