Panthers Agree to Entry Level Contract With D Erik Gudbranson

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Friday, 07.15.2011 / 1:21 PM ET / Transactions
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Panthers Agree to Entry Level Contract With D Erik Gudbranson
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on an entry level contract with D Erik Gudbranson.
 
“Erik is one of our top draft picks that we are pleased to have signed,” said Tallon. “He is a big, strong, and mobile defenseman, who has demonstrated tremendous work ethic, character and passion for the game. He is a strong, young player with mental and physical toughness who continues to grow and develop in his role. We look forward his continued contributions to the Panthers organization both on and off the ice.”
 
Gudbranson, 19, was drafted by Florida with their first selection (third overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Ottawa, Ontario native played in all six  of the Panthers 2010 preseason games, recording two points (1-1-2) and 17 PIM.
 
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound defenseman appeared in 44 games for Kingston (OHL) during the 2010-11 season scoring 12 goals with 22 assists and 105 PIM.  For his career in Kingston, Gudbranson has played in 148 contests registering 79 points (17-62-79) and 242 PIM.
 
On the international level, Gudbranson played for Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championship earning a Silver medal. He also played for Canada’s Under-18 team in Belarus at the 2010 IIHF World Championship and 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
 
Erik Gudbranson’s Career Statistics:
                                                 --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season  Team                       Lge    GP    G    A Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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2008-09  Kingston Frontenacs        OHL    63    3   19  22   69  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Kingston Frontenacs        OHL    41    2   21  23   68   7   1   2  3   6
2010-11  Kingston Frontenacs        OHL    44   12   22   34 105   5   1   3   4  10
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