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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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