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Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen  #26

NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: December 17, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (69th overall)

*Owns seven points (6-1=7) in last 13 games
*Collected two points (1-1=2) and deciding shootout goal vs. LA (3/31)
*Scored twice vs. CGY (3/11) for his first points in a Wild sweater and first two-goal game since 2/25/11 at WSH (eighth career)
*Scored first SO goal for the Wild vs. WPG (2/16) and the shootout-deciding goal at FLA (2/23)
*Skated in first game with Wild at DAL (2/4), recording two shots, two hits and 14:32 TOI
*Registered three points (2-1=3) in five games with Connecticut (AHL) on conditioning assignment (1/11-1/24)... Did not dress in last 18 games with NYR
*Ranks T-3rd in the NHL all time in SO goals (29) and 3rd in SO% (53.7)

WHL West First All-Star Team (2003) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Colby Armstrong, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008. Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta for Eric O'Dell, March 4, 2009. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Anaheim, December 2, 2009. Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Alexandre Belanger) in 2013 Entry Draft for Casey Wellman, February 3. 2012. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), June 5, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's such a privilege to be one of these 80 great players to do this milestone, and it doesn't get better than this doing it where I started. It means a lot to me. A big thanks goes to all the players tonight who helped me to achieve that and also all the players through my career.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa after scoring his 1,000th career point on Thursday night in Ottawa
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