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Aut Erickson

Aut Erickson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: January 25, 1938
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 188
Shoots: Left
WCJHL First All-Star Team (1956) SJHL First All-Star Team (1957, 1958) WHL Second All-Star Team (1967) Claimed by Chicago from Saskatoon-St. Paul (WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 3, 1958. Claimed by Boston from Chicago in Intra-League Draft, June 10, 1959. Claimed by Chicago from Boston in Intra-League Draft, June 13, 1961. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Ron Murphy for John Miszuk, Art Stratton and Ian Cushenan, June 9, 1964. Traded to Toronto by Detroit with Marcel Pronovost, Larry Jeffrey, Eddie Joyal and Lowell MacDonald for Billy Harris, Gary Jarrett and Andy Bathgate, May 20, 1965. Claimed by California (Oakland) from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Underwent career-ending spinal fusion surgery, January, 1970.
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I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday