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Erik Reitz

Erik Reitz  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: July 29, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 222 DRAFTED: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (170th overall)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000) OHL First All-Star Team (2002) Missed majority of 2004-05 due to elbow injury vs. Milwaukee (AHL), February 5, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Dan Fritsche, January 29, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Rangers, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (KHL), August 22, 2009.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4