There are some things Erik Karlsson is more than willing to change about himself.

Like his marital status. The slick Senators defenceman proposed to Therese, his girlfriend of three years, this past summer. They're getting hitched next off-season.

At some point before then, the 21-year-old Karlsson will be fine with getting a haircut. Right now, his flow does grow. All the way down is neck.

"I always wanted long hair," Karlsson said after Saturday morning's skate at the Verizon Center. "I'm getting married next summer, so I'm going to get it cut. But that's why I'm saving now. I might not be able to have long hair after I'm married."