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Erik Gudbranson
Erik Gudbranson
Defenseman
(AIR-ihk guhd-BRAN-suhn)
Number: 44
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 216
Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 7, 1992  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Drafted: FLA / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall) PROSPECT BIO
2014-15:
Completed fourth NHL season, fourth with Florida...Scored fourth goal of the season to reach a career-high in goals March 7 vs. NYI...Recorded first multi-assist game of his career (0-2—2) Feb. 10 vs. ANA...Recorded his third goal of the season Feb. 3 at NYI...Scored his second goal of the season Jan. 17 vs. EDM...Played 200th career game Dec. 22 vs. PIT...Led team with season-high 9 PIMs Dec. 20 at PIT...Recorded a career high eight hits on Dec. 18 at PHI...Notched an assist Nov. 20 at SJS...Registered a team-leading five hits Nov. 8 vs. CGY...Recorded an assist, five PIMs, two shots, one hit and one blocked shot Oct. 30 vs. ARI...Registered four hits Oct. 25 at ARI...Recorded his first goal of the season, four PIMs and three shots Oct. 9 at TBL.

2013-14:
Completed his third NHL season, third with Florida...Recorded career-high points (9), goals (3) and PIMS (114)...Recorded points in back-to-back games (1-1-2: Apr. 6-8)...Scored a goal Apr. 8 vs. PHI...Recorded a goal and an assist Dec. 5 vs. WPG...Notched a goal and an assist Nov. 25 vs. PHI...Registered first assist of season Oct. 25 vs BUF.

2012-13:
Completed his second NHL season, second with Florida...Played in 100th NHL game on Apr. 7 vs. OTT...Picked up an assist Mar. 5 vs WPG...Recorded a season-high of six hits Feb. 26 vs. PIT...Posted an assist Feb. 21 at PHI...Recorded first point of the season (assist) on Feb. 12 vs. WSH...Recorded a shot on 21:02 TOI in season debut Feb. 7 at PHI. Appeared in two games for conditioning assignment with San Antonio.

2011-12:
Completed his first NHL season, first with Florida...Led team in hits (154)...Registered an assist, +1, four shots, three hits and fight (R. White) Mar 27 at MTL...Had two shots Mar 21 at CAR...Finished with six hits Mar 20 at PHI...Picked up assist, +1 Mar 17 vs. BUF...Had career-high +2 and assist Feb 28 at TOR...Finished with +1 rating and one shot Feb 25 at CAR...Had career-high seven hits Feb 23 vs. MIN...Had career-high 21:16 TOI Feb 15 vs OTT...Finished with 20:25 TOI Feb 9 vs. LAK...Had 20:08 TOI Jan 24 vs. PHI...Had assist and six hits Dec 30 vs. NYR...Tallied goal on two shots Dec 27 vs. TOR...Missed two games (lower body) 12/13-12/16...Recorded first NHL goal Dec 11 at NYR...Earned first career NHL point and tied career high with +1 rating Dec 1 at LAK...Had career-high five shots Nov 23 vs. NYR...Had career-high three blocked shots Oct 27 at OTT...Registered three hits in 16:51 TOI Oct 20 vs. BUF...Recorded 5 PIM for fighting in second straight game Oct 17 at TBL...Totaled career-high 19 PIM, had first career fight (S. Downie) Oct 15 vs. TBL....Made NHL debut Oct. 8 at NYI. Played in all seven playoff games....Career-high TOI in Game Seven vs. NJD 21:04....Made playoff debut in Game One on Apr. 13 vs. NJD.

2010-11:
Completed his third OHL season, third with Kingston Frontenacs... Played in 44 games, registering 12 goals, 22 assists, 34 points, was -1 and finished second on Kingston in PIMs with 105...Played in five playoff games, finishing with one goal, three assists, four points, was -3 and 10 PIM.

2009-10:
Completed his second OHL season, second with Kingston Frontenacs...Played in 41 games, registering two goals, 21 assists, 23 points, was +11, with 68 PIMs...Competed in seven Playoff games for Kingston, finishing with one goal, two assists, three points, was 0 with six PIMs...Was planned to be part of CHL Top Prospects game, but was unable to play due to illness.

2008-09:
Completed his rookie season in the OHL with Kingston Frontenacs...Played in 63 games, registering three goals, 19 assists, 22 points was -16 with 69 PIMs.

International: 
2014:
Represented Canada at the 2014 World Championship posting a goal and a plus-six rating in seven games played.  
2011:
A member of the Silver-Medal winning WJC Canada team where he finished three goals, two assists, five points  was +8 and 4 PIMs in seven games played. 
2009: 
Named Captain of Team Ontario in U-17 Championship and was a member of Team Canada in U-18 Championship.
ETC:
 2013-14 Florida Panthers Community Ambassador of the Year... Has assisted in Panthers street hockey outreach, teaching clinics in 
the Bahamas and Puerto Rico...Won Silver Medal in 2011 WJC for Team Canada with teammate Dylan Olsen...2009-10 – OHL Bobby Smith 
Trophy (Scholastic Player of the Year

 
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