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Jonathan Ericsson
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Jonathan Ericsson  #52

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 52 BIRTHDATE: March 2, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Karlskrona, Sweden
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (291st overall)
GAME HIGHS: Goals: 1 / Assists: 2 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 7 CAREER: In the 1st year of a 6-year contract...2014 Olympic Silver with Sweden...Represented Sweden at 2012 and 2010 WCs (bronze)...2009 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association...2008 AHL All-Star. 2014-15: Was a season-best +3 on 11/14 vs. CHI after playing a season-high 24:50...Picked up 1st point of the season on 10/18 vs. TOR. OTHER: Was the final player chosen in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (291st overall)...His brother, Jimmie, has played in over 400 SHL games and was the lone non-NHL player on the 2014 Swedish Olympic Team.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday