Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Karl Alzner
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KarlAlzner
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 217
BIRTHDATE: 09/24/1988
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Burnaby, BC, CAN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2007-5 overall
Finished 3rd on WSH in ice time (20:57) ... Ranked 2nd on WSH in blocked shots (85)
... Registered an assist on 4/20 at MTL ... Recorded an assist on 3/22 at WPG ... Tallied
an assist on 3/14 at CAR ... Registered an assist on 3/9 at NYI ... Scored first goal of the
season on 2/12 at FLA ... Ranked tied for first on the team in plus/minus (+3) and third in
ice time per game (22:18) during the playoffs.
Career
2012-13
: Finished 3rd on WSH in ice time (20:57) ... Ranked 2nd on WSH in blocked shots (85) ... Registered an assist on 4/20 at MTL ... Recorded an assist on 3/22 at WPG ... Tallied an assist on 3/14 at CAR ... Registered an assist on 3/9 at NYI ... Scored first goal of the season on 2/12 at FLA ... Ranked tied for first on the team in plus/minus (+3) and third in
ice time per game (22:18) during the playoffs.

2011-12: Set career highs in points and assists while playing in all 82 games for the
second-consecutive year ... Ranked 4th on the team in ice time per game (20:52) ...
Finished 3rd on the team in blocked shots (139) ... T-1st on the team in plus/minus (+12)
... Tallied an assist on Caps’ first goal of the game on 4/5 vs. FLA ... Assisted on Caps’
first goal on 3/31 vs. MTL...Tallied a team-high 11 blocked shots on 2/5 vs. BOS ... Set
a career high in points (13) with his assist on 2/1 at FLA ... First-career fighting major
(Downie) 1/13 vs. TB ... Set a career high in assists (11) with his assist on 12/31 at CBJ ...
Recorded an assist on the overtime GWG on 12/3 vs. OTT ... Recorded an assist on 11/4
at CAR ... Scored his first goal of the year (first goal since 12/18/10 at BOS) on 10/27 at
EDM ... Established a new career high point streak (3 games) with his assist on 10/13 at
PIT ... Registered an assist on 10/10 vs. TB ... Recorded his first assist of the season on
10/8 vs. CAR ... Tallied 2 shots, 2 hits and 2 blocked shots on 10/8 vs. CAR ... Led the
team in postseason time on ice per game (24:53) ... Ranked 3rd on WSH in blocked shots
(33) during the playoffs ... Skated 37:14 in Game 3 of ECSF vs. NYR. 2010-11: Tied for
fifth on the team in plus/minus at +14 … Set a career high for games played (82), goals
(2), assists (10), points (12), plus/minus (+14) and penalty minutes (24) … Seventh on
the team in time on ice per game (20:00) … Third on the team in blocked shots (132) …
Skated a career high 26:49 vs. CAR on 3/29 … Had a career-high three assists at ANA
(2/16) … Was +17 in 29 games from 12/15- 2/21 (1g-5a) … Had an assist and skated
30:13 in Game 4 of ECQF vs. NYR … Finished with a game-high eight blocked shots
in Game 1 of ECQF vs. NYR … Tied for second on the team with 20 blocked shots in
the playoffs ... Ranked fourth on the team during the playoffs with 23:18 of ice time per
game. 2009-10: Appeared in 21 games in six recalls to Washington, posting five assists ...
Skated an average of 16:24 per game ... Played a season-high 21:35 and was +2 12/15
at COL ... Three of his five assists came in December ... Washington was 5-0-0 when he
had a point ... Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 7 vs. MTL (4/28) ... Played 56 games
for Hershey (AHL) ... Ranked third on the team and tied for sixth in the AHL at +34 (tied
with Chris Chelios) ... Posted 21 points (3g-18a) ... Two of his three goals came on the
power play ... Offense picked up significantly in the second half: he had 1g-3a through
December and 2g-15a after 1/1 ... Was +4 as Hershey beat Binghamton 8-1 (10/10) ...
Had an assist and was +3 10/30 at Hartford and on 11/13 vs. Norfolk ... Had 2a on 2/21
vs. Albany ... Had separate point streaks of three games and five games in March, when
he totaled nine points (1g-8a) ... His two PPGs came in the last eight games of the regular
season ... Led Hershey defensemen and ranked tied for fourth among AHL defensemen
with 10 points (3g-7a) in 20 playoff games ... Tied for ninth in the league with a +7 playoff
rating ... Recorded three assists 4/25 vs. Albany ... Scored the second goal of the game
in Hershey’s 4-0 Calder Cup-clinching Game 6 win vs. Texas (6/14). 2008-09: Appeared
in 30 games in three recalls to Washington, posting five points (1g-4a) and two PIM …
The only NHL defenseman with more than 25 games played and fewer than eight PIM …
Played 20 or more minutes in 15 of his 30 games … Ranked third among NHL rookies
in ice time (19:25 per game) … Assisted on two GWGs … Named one of the three stars
in three games … Made NHL debut vs. ATL (11/26) … Recorded his first NHL point with
an assist 12/4 vs. NYI … Scored his first career goal and added an assist for his first
multiple-point game 12/6 at TOR, giving him three points in two games … Logged a
career high 24:45 of ice time on 12/20 at PHI … Played in 48 games for Hershey, netting
20 points (4g-16a) and 10 PIM … Shared the lead among AHL rookies with a +23 rating
… Had four multiple-point games … Played 10 games in Hershey’s run to the Calder Cup,
recording two assists.

International Career
Won back-to-back World Junior Championship gold medals with Canada (2007, 2008).
2008: Captain of Team Canada at the World Junior Championship … Posted two points
(1g-1a) and was +2 in seven games … Chosen by the coaching staff as one of Canada’s
top three players in the tournament … Also represented Canada in the Canada-Russia
Super Series. 2007: Played six games for Canada at the World Junior Championship,
recording one assist. 2005: Played for Team Canada in the Under-18 Junior World Cup in
the Czech Republic/Slovakia… Played for Team Pacific at the 2004-05 World Under-17
Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alberta.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the first round, fifth overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft.

Personal
Twitter: @KarlAlzner ... Enjoys golf, swimming, movies and camping … Supports Canuck
Place Children’s Hospice in VAN … His favorite hockey memories are winning two World
Junior Championships and his first NHL game ... Favorite athlete is Steve Nash … Won
CGY’s Scholastic Player of the Year in each of his first two seasons with the team ... Was
the subject of an hour-long radio documentary called Hockey Diaries in 2008-09.