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Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen  #26

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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)
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.
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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter