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Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman John Erskine

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Erskine, 27, played 29 for the Capitals last season and finished with 69 penalty minutes, which included a career-high 29 penalty minutes on Nov. 22 against Atlanta. He also registered a career-high seven points with one goal and six assists.

The 6’4”, 216-pound native of Kingston, Ontario, was a second-round selection of the Dallas Stars, 39th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft. He missed 25 games in the middle of last season with a fractured foot and sat out the final 14 games of the year with a dislocated thumb.

John Erskine
Defense
Ht.: 6’4”        Wt.: 216    Shoots: Left
Born: June 26, 1980 (Kingston, Ontario)
Drafted: Dallas’ second-round choice, 39th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Sept. 14, 2006

 

 

 

 

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Playoffs

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Team

League

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

S

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

1997-98

London

OHL

55

0

9

9

205

-

-

-

-

-

16

0

5

5

25

1998-99

London

OHL

57

8

12

20

208

-

-

-

-

-

25

5

10

15

38

1999-00

London

OHL

58

12

31

43

177

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2000-01

Utah

IHL

77

1

8

9

284

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2001-02

Dallas

NHL

33

0

1

1

62

-8

0

0

0

16

-

-

-

-

-

 

Utah

AHL

39

2

6

8

118

-

-

-

-

-

3

0

0

0

10

2002-03

Dallas

NHL

16

2

0

2

29

1

0

0

0

12

-

-

-

-

-

 

Utah

AHL

52

2

8

10

274

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

1

15

2003-04

Dallas

NHL

32

0

1

1

84

-9

0

0

0

23

-

-

-

-

-

 

Utah

AHL

5

0

0

0

18

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Houston

AHL

61

3

7

10

238

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

1

1

20

2005-06

Dallas

NHL

26

0

0

0

62

-3

0

0

0

9

-

-

-

-

-

 

Iowa

AHL

3

0

0

0

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

NY Islanders

NHL

34

1

0

1

99

-12

0

0

0

23

-

-

-

-

-

2006-07

CAPITALS

NHL

29

1

6

7

69

-13

0

0

0

14

-

-

-

-

-

 

Hershey

AHL

4

0

2

2

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

CAPITALS TOTALS

 

29

1

6

7

69

-13

0

0

0

14

-

-

-

-

-

 

NHL TOTALS

 

170

4

8

12

405

-44

0

0

0

97

-

-

-

-

-

 



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