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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Erik Gudbranson

Wednesday, 05.19.2010 / 3:54 PM / 2010 NHL Draft
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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Erik Gudbranson
Leading up to the 2010 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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ERIK GUDBRANSON
#4 North American Skater
Kingston, OHL
 
Position: Defenseman Shoots: Right
Height: 6'4 Weight: 195
Born: 1/7/92 Born In: Ottawa, ON
   
THE SHINNY:
Known as a shutdown and nasty defenseman who will drop the gloves (think Chris Pronger), Erik Gudbranson recorded 23 points, a plus-11 rating and 68 penalty minutes in just 41 games this season.

Gudbranson is smart as they come, having won the 2009-10 Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL's Scholastic Player of the Year (given to a player who best combines high standars of play and academic excellence).

Director of Central Scouting E.J. McGuire: “Gudbranson to me is a guaranteed long-term NHLer. In my opinion, Gudbranson is another Chris Pronger-type, what he brings that (Pronger) really didn't do much of, though, is he'll fight. He is some kind of tough. Chris Pronger is mean and will hit you; Gudbranson will hit you and fight you. Pronger is three inches taller than Gudbranson, so maybe Dion Phaneuf would be an even better comparison"

Gudbranson On Gudbranson: " I seem like a nice guy now but I like playing with a real edge on the ice. I like throwing the big hits. I mean, I play the game hard. I play the game; I don't mess around when I'm on the ice and I make sure everything gets done. I'll do anything to get it done. I think I move the puck well and I have a pretty good shot from the point. And I think the edge, that's big for me."
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NHL Player: Shea Weber & Dion Phaneuf
Goal Celebration: "A little fist pump & point to the passer"
Movie: Billy Madison
Pump-Up Song: Crawl by Breaking Benjamin
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and baseball
Breakfast Food: Eggs, oatmeal and toast
Superhero: Batman


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Kingston OHL 63 3 19 22 69
2009-10 Kingston OHL 41 2 21 23 68

NEWS:
Gudbranson Moves Up To Top-Rated Defenseman
(4.07.10) Two years ago, NHL teams had to decide between high-skill defensemen Zach Bogosian Drew Doughty, Tyler Myers, Luke Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo at the top of the draft board. They could face a similar conundrum at this year's draft.

Erik Gudbranson, Cam Fowler, Brandon Gormley, Mark Pysyk and Derek Forbort all have NHL-caliber skills, and all five are certain to hear their names called early in the first round of the 2010 Entry Draft, June 25-26 in Los  Angeles.

Central Scouting's final ranking had Gudbranson leading the pack at No. 4, followed in order by Fowler, Gormley and Pysyk. Forbort is No. 9.

Gudbranson Has More Than Draft To Celebrate
(4.06.10) Erik Gudbranson certainly has June 25 circled on his calendar, but as important as the first day of the 2010 Entry Draft is, it won't be the high point of his summer. Not even close.

No, for Erik and his family, their big day this summer is Aug. 18. That's the day Erik's youngest brother, Dennis, will celebrate being cancer-free for five years.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
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 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
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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