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Ricard Persson

Ricard Persson  #27

Defenseman
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: August 24, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Ostersund, Sweden
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: NJD / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (23rd overall)
Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1989) Traded to St. Louis by New Jersey with Mike Peluso for Ken Sutton and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brett Clouthier) in 1999 Entry Draft, November 26, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to ankle injury vs. Pittsburgh, October 25, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin (Germany), August 8, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), April 26, 2005.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after their 4-3 OT win vs. Pittsburgh in Game 2, the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory