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Jonathan Ericsson  #52

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 52 BIRTHDATE: March 2, 1984  (AGE 31)
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: Had points in four straight games, tying for the longest point streak by a DET D this season (1/20-1/31)...Scored his first goal of the season on 1/10 at WSH...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 definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season