Birth Date: 7/8/1972
Birth Country: Canada (Sept-Iles, Que)
Year Drafted: 1990
Round Drafted: 1
Overall Choice: 16
Salary 2003/04: $1,600,000.00
Karl Dykhuis was drafted 16th overall in the 1990 Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1991-92, he made his NHL debut and scored one goal in six games. In 1992-93, he scored five points in 12 games. On February 16, 1995, Karl was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Bob Wilkie and a fifth-round draft pick. In that shortened 1994-95 season, Karl scored eight points in 33 games as the Flyers won the Atlantic Division title and made the playoffs for the first time in six years. In the playoffs, Karl helped the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference finals before losing to the Devils. In 1995-96, Karl played all 82 games and scored 20 points from the blueline as the team won the Atlantic Division title. In the playoffs, Karl helped the Flyers reach the second round. In 1996-97, Karl scored 19 points in 62 games. In the playoffs, he helped the Flyers win the Prince of Wales Trophy in the Eastern Conference finals before losing to the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
On August 20, 1997, Karl was traded with Mikael Renberg to the Tampa Bay Lightning for four first-round draft picks (1998 to 2001). That season, Karl scored 14 points in 78 games for the Lightning. In 1998-99, Karl was traded on December 28 back to the Philadelphia Flyers for Petr Svoboda. In 78 games between the two teams, Karl scored nine points and tallied 82 hits and 86 blocked shots. In 1999-2000, Karl was traded on October 20 to the Montréal Canadiens for cash. In 72 games between the two teams, he tallied 20 points, 106 hits and 101 blocked shots. In 2000-01, Karl scored 17 points and knocked 89 hits for the Canadiens.