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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.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson