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Canucks acquire Gudbranson from Florida

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Erik Gudbranson and Florida’s 2016 fifth round pick (NYI) in exchange for Jared McCann and the Canucks 2016 second and fourth round picks.

Gudbranson, 24, spent the 2015.16 season with the Florida Panthers, collecting nine points (2-7-9) and 49 penalty minutes in 64 games. He also appeared in six playoff games. The Ottawa, Ontario native ranked third on the Panthers in hits (150), fourth in blocked shots (73) and fourth in average ice time per game (20:06). The 2010 3rd overall NHL draft pick ranked second on the Panthers and led Florida defencemen in average ice time in the 2016 playoffs (26:54) in addition to ranking second on the team in blocked shots (8).

The 6’5”, 216-pound defenceman has collected 43 points (11-32-43) in 309 NHL regular season games over the span of five seasons with the Panthers.

On the international stage, Gudbranson earned a silver medal as a member of Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships. He also won gold at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in 2009.


Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Ottawa Jr. 67's-Minor-ON 70 15 40 55 118
2008-2009 Kingston Frontenacs-OHL 63 3 19 22 -16 69 2 0
2008-2009 Canada-WJ18-A 6 1 3 4 0
2009-2010 Kingston Frontenacs-OHL 41 2 21 23 11 68 1 1
2009-2010 Canada-WJ18-A 6 0 1 1 4
2010-2011 Kingston Frontenacs-OHL 44 12 22 34 -1 105 4 1
2010-2011 Canada-WJC-A 7 3 2 5 8 4 0 0 0
2011-2012 Panthers 72 2 6 8 -19 78 0 0 0 76 2.6
2012-2013 Panthers 32 0 4 4 -22 47 0 0 0 49 0.0
2012-2013 San Antonio Rampage-AHL 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0
2013-2014 Panthers 65 3 6 9 -7 114 0 0 0 92 3.3
2013-2014 Canada-WC-A 7 1 0 1 6 6 0 0 0 7
2014-2015 Panthers 76 4 9 13 -4 58 0 0 0 110 3.6
2015-2016 Panthers 64 2 7 9 3 49 0 0 0 73 2.7
NHL Totals 309 11 32 43 -49 346 0 0 0 400 2.8
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2009-2010 Kingston Frontenacs-OHL 7 1 2 3 0 6 0 0
2010-2011 Kingston Frontenacs-OHL 5 1 3 4 -3 10 1 0
2011-2012 Panthers 7 0 0 0 -2 8 0 0 0 5 0.0
2015-2016 Panthers 6 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 7 0.0
NHL Totals 13 0 0 0 -4 10 0 0 0 12 0.0
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