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Eric Cairns

Eric Cairns  #33

Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: June 27, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Oakville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 243 DRAFTED: NYR / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (72nd overall)
Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from NY Rangers, December 22, 1998. Loaned to Providence (AHL) by NY Islanders, October 6, 1999 and recalled October 13, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by London (Britain), November 1, 2004. Traded to Pittsburgh by Florida for Pittsburgh's 6th round choice (Peter Aston) in 2006 Entry Draft, January 18, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 season and entire 2007-08 due to post-concussion symptoms.
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You could see out there that everybody was willing to compete, to sacrifice, even blocking shots to the end. Even in the third when we were up 5-0, guys were still working hard and blocking shots That's a nice feeling also for the future.

— Flames goalie Jonas Hiller after his team's 5-0 win over Carolina
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