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Anders Eriksson
Anders Eriksson
Defenseman
(AND-uhrs, AIR-ihk-suhn)
Number: 8
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 224
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 9, 1975
Birthplace: Bollnas, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent July 1, 2006.
Drafted: DET / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (22nd overall)
2005-06: Recorded 1-8-9 with 10 PIM and was "even" in 12 games with Springfield of the American Hockey League Had three multi-point games Had a three-game point streak (Dec. 7-10) and one two-game point streak (Nov. 23-25) Had a season-high five shots Nov. 23 vs. Lowell and Dec. 9 vs. Hartford Tallied the game-winning goal Dec. 7 at Lowell Played in 17 games for Magnitogorsk (Russia) and had 2-8-10 with 10 PIM and was +9 Added 3-2-5 with 16 PIM in 11 playoff contests.

CAREER: Has 21-109-130 with 158 PIM and is +34 in 412 career NHL games with Detroit, Chicago, Florida, Toronto and Columbus 2004-05: Netted 1-9-10 with 54 PIM in 32 games with HV71 of the Swedish Elite League 2003-04: Had 7-20-27 with 18 PIM and was -6 in 66 games with the Blue Jackets Led Blue Jackets defensemen in goals, assists, points and multi-point games (4) Second on team in plus/minus rating among players with at least 30 games played Tied career high in goals and was just one point shy of career best Only defenseman to register a multi-goal game, Feb. 2 at Phoenix Netted a goal in back-to-back games twice (Jan. 31-Feb. 2 & Feb. 23-25) Had five-game point-scoring streak Feb. 20-27 (2-5-7) Notched a pair of assists Dec. 27 vs. Dallas Added 1-3-4 with 12 PIM in nine games with Syracuse of the AHL 2002-03: Was +1 in four games with Toronto Scored 5-34-39 with 133 PIM in 72 games with Toronto's AHL affiliate St. Johns 2001-02: Tallied 0-2-2 with 12 PIM and was -1 in 34 games with Toronto Recorded a season-high three shots Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh Collected an assist Jan. 7 at Ottawa Played in 10 playoff games Had 4-6-10 with 14 PIM in 25 games with St. John's Scored two goals Jan. 26 at Portland Had a goal and an assist Feb. 6 vs. Hartford Collected two assists Mar. 19 vs. Albany Registered a season-high seven shots Mar. 30 at Portland Added 0-5-5 with six PIM in 11 playoff games 2000-01: Netted 2-24-26 with 30 PIM and was -2 in 73 games with Chicago and Florida Had 2-3-5 with two PIM in 13 games with Chicago Tallied 0-21-21 with 28 PIM and was +2 in 60 games with Florida Was second in Panthers defenseman in assists and power play points (14) and was third in points Played in 300th career game Mar. 20 at Montreal Collected his 100th career NHL point with an assist Mar. 17 vs. Toronto Missed nine games due to a sprained knee (Feb. 24-Mar. 14) Had a three-game point streak Jan. 27-31 (0-4-4) 1999-2000: Tallied 3-25-28 with 20 PIM and was +4 in 73 games with Chicago Set career highs in assists and points Played his 200th career game Jan. 12 vs. Vancouver Scored the game-winning goal Mar. 30 vs. Toronto Had four multi-point games 1998-99: Had 2-10-12 with 34 PIM and was +5 in 61 games with Detroit Was traded to Chicago along with Detroit's first round picks in 1999 and 2001 in exchange for Chris Chelios Netted 0-8-8 and was +6 in 11 games with the Blackhawks Had a career-high six game point streak Nov. 16-29 (2-4-6) Had three multi-assist games Played in 100th career game Oct. 31 at Dallas 1997-98: Recorded 7-14-21 with 32 PIM and was +21 in 66 games Led all rookies in plus/minus rating Scored his first career NHL goal Nov. 19 vs. NY Islanders Added 0-5-5 with 16 PIM in 18 playoff games 1996-97: Had 3-25-28 with 36 PIM in 44 games with Adirondack of the AHL Added 0-1-1 with four PIM in four playoff games Played in 23 games with Detroit Tallied 0-6-6 with 10 PIM and was +5 1995-96: Netted 6-36-42 with 64 PIM in 75 games with Adirondack First professional season Led all Adirondack defensemen and finished sixth overall on the team in points Had two PIM in his NHL debut Apr. 14 at Dallas Played in three playoff contests for the Red Wings 1994-95: Had 3-6-9 with 54 PIM in 39 games with MoDo of the Swedish Elite League Tallied 3-7-10 with 10 PIM in seven games for Sweden at the World Junior Championships Was named First Team All-Star at the tournament Led Sweden in scoring 1993-94: Registered 1-2-3 with 34 PIM in three games with MoDo of the Swedish Junior Elite League Had 2-8-10 with 42 PIM in 38 games with MoDo of the Swedish Elite League Helped Sweden win the silver medal at the World Junior Championships Had 1-3-4 with 10 PIM in seven games 1992-93: Tallied 5-3-8 with 14 PIM in 10 games with MoDo (Sweden Jr.) Added 0-2-2 with two PIM in 20 games with MoDo (Swedish Elite).


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Detroit's first pick, 22nd overall, in the 1993 Entry Draft Acquired by Chicago along with Detroit's first round picks in the 1999 and 2001 Entry Drafts from Detroit in exchange for Chris Chelios on Mar. 23, 1999 Acquired by Flordia from Chicago in exchange for Jaroslav Spacek on Nov. 6, 2000 Signed as a free agent by Toronto on July 9, 2001 Signed as a free agent by Columbus on Oct. 10, 2003 Signed as a free agent by Calgary on Sept. 16, 2004 Signed as a free agent by Columbus on July 1, 2006.

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