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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.
Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday
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