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Draft Prospect - 2015
      
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Erik Gudbranson
North American Skater
Kingston, OHL
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  6
Position:  Defenseman Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 4" Weight:  195
Born:  January 7, 1992    
Birthplace:  Ottawa, ON, CAN
• Gudbranson had his fare share of ups and downs this season. Due to injury he played just 41 games in 2009-10, recording 23 points (2-21--23), a plus-11 rating and 68 penalty minutes.

• He played for Canada’s Under-18 team in Belarus at the 2010 IIHF World Championship. It was his third consecutive tournament with the team having won gold at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and recording a fourth place finish at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships.

• He won the 2009-10 Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year -- the trophy is given annually to the player who best combines high standards of play and academic excellence. A student at Ecole Secondaire Milles-Iles, Gudbranson maintained a six course schedule at the Grade 12 level.

• Gudbranson is the oldest of four hockey playing siblings: Alex (15) plays with the Ottawa Junior 67s minor-midget team and was drafted 10th overall by Kingston in this year’s OHL Priority Draft; Dennis (12) plays for the Gloucester Hawks Peewee team; and sister Chantal (10) plays on a boy’s hockey team.

• One of the biggest influences in his life has been his younger brother, Dennis, who has now beaten cancer twice: “He's battled through cancer, and had to go through the whole radiation, chemotherapy, and all the drugs. He's definitely a really tough kid and someone you have to look up to.”

• He started playing hockey at age five, before playing on his first hockey team, the Blackburn Stingers, at age seven. He credits his parents for having the biggest influence on his career -- “I remember watching hockey with my dad at a young age and the time and effort they have put in has made me who I am today”.

• A little known fact about Gudbranson is his musical ability -- he used to play the tenor saxophone and the drums. He is also currently learning to play the guitar.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - Gudbranson on NHL Live! (click to listen)


FAVORITES

NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens
NHL Players: Shea Weber and Dion Phaneuf
Shootout move: “Forehand, backhand, at the top of the circle, then shoot”
Goal celebration: “A little fist pump and point to the passer”
Video Game: NHL ‘10
Movie: Billy Madison
TV Show: Two and a Half Men
Actor: Adam Sandler
Cartoon: Family Guy
Pump-up song: Crawl by Breaking Benjamin
Restaurant: Wooden Heads in Kingston
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and baseball
Breakfast food: Eggs, oatmeal and toast
Superhero: Batman

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
KINGSTON
OHL
63
3
19
22
69
2009-2010
KINGSTON
OHL
41
2
21
23
68




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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