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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.
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense