Erik Karlsson said he hasn't asked the San Jose Sharks to trade him amid their major changes this offseason.

"No, I committed here a long time ago," the defenseman told The Athletic in comments published Wednesday. "It didn't work out the way we wanted it to early on. There's a lot of things that probably played into that. I'm not going to get into details about that, but I am excited for the future here now. I hope we can move in the direction to be successful again. Is that going to be this year? I mean, who knows? But I do think something good can come out of here."