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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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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday