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Erik Gudbranson
Born January 7 1992 (1992-01-07) (age 25),
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2011–present


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 USA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia

Erik Gudbranson (born January 7, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was selected third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Junior hockeyEdit

Gudbranson grew up playing minor hockey for the Gloucester Rangers AA rep teams in the ODHA before playing AAA Minor Midget in the OEMHL with the Ottawa Jr. 67's.

Gudbranson was drafted by the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round, fourth overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection.

In his rookie season with Kingston in 2008–09, Gudbranson had three goals and 22 points in 63 games with the rebuilding Frontenacs, who failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Gudbranson then missed 27 games due to mononucleosis in the 2009–10 season, as he appeared in 41 games with the Frontenacs, scoring two goals and 23 points. In the playoffs, Gudbranson had a goal and two assists in seven games as Kingston lost to the Brampton Battalion in the first round of the playoffs. After the season, Gudbranson was awarded the Bobby Smith Trophy, which is an award that is named to the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Gudbranson made the Florida Panthers team for the 2011-12 NHL season and made his NHL debut against the New York Islanders on 08 October, 2011. He scored collected his first NHL point, an assist, in his second game on a Tomáš Fleischmann goal on 11 October, 2011.


Gudbranson's younger brother Alex Gudbranson was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round of the 2010 OHL Priority Selection Draft. Gudbranson's youngest brother, Dennis is a leukemia survivor.[1]

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp.[2] Gudbranson was eventually named to the team. He helped Canada win the silver medal in the World Juniors Championship in 2010/2011.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeague GPGAPtsPIM GPGAPtsPIM
2007–08 Ottawa Jr. 67's Min. Midg. AAA OEMHL 70 15 40 55 118
2008–09 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 63 3 19 22 69
2009–10 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 41 2 21 23 68 7 1 2 3 6
2010–11 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 44 12 22 34 105 5 1 3 4 10
OHL totals 148 17 62 79 242 12 2 5 7 16


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tieja MacLaughlin. Erik Gudbranson: Third pick's the charm. The Good Point. Retrieved on 2010-12-17.
  2. Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Dmitri Kulikov
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Nick Bjugstad

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