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Eric Weinrich

Eric Weinrich  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: December 19, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Roanoke, VA, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (32nd overall)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1987) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1987) AHL First All-Star Team (1990) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (1990) NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) Traded to Hartford by New Jersey with Sean Burke for Bobby Holik and Hartford's 2nd round choice (Jay Pandolfo) in 1993 Entry Draft, August 28, 1992. Traded to Chicago by Hartford with Patrick Poulin for Steve Larmer and Bryan Marchment, November 2, 1993. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with Jeff Hackett, Alain Nasreddine and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 Entry Draft for Jocelyn Thibault, Dave Manson and Brad Brown, November 16, 1998. Traded to Boston by Montreal for Patrick Traverse, February 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 5, 2001. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia for St. Louis' 5th round choice (Gino Pisellini) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Villacher (Austria), February 14, 2005. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for Tomas Mojzis and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded to New Jersey - New Jersey selected Vladimir Zharkov) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, August 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), January 25, 2007.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers