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John Jakopin

John Jakopin  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 239 DRAFTED: DET / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (97th overall)
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (1998) Signed as a free agent by Florida, May 14, 1997. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to groin injury vs. Carolina, February 1, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Florida, October 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 5, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to concussion vs. Milwaukee (AHL), November 30, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 21, 2003. Loaned to Binghamton (AHL) by NY Rangers, March 12, 2004. Retired after sustaining the 5th concussion of his career, December, 2004.
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I think Loui Eriksson is a player that can be even better than he was last year. I think we started seeing that at the end of the year, and he could be a replacement for Jarome as a possibility.

— Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien on forward Loui Eriksson's potential