|Born|| January 7 1992,|
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Florida Panthers|
Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
|NHL Draft|| 3rd overall, 2010|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
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.
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.
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.
Awards and honoursEdit
- Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp. Gudbranson was eventually named to the team. He helped Canada win the silver medal in the World Juniors Championship in 2010/2011.
|2007–08||Ottawa Jr. 67's Min. Midg. AAA||OEMHL||70||15||40||55||118||—||—||—||—||—|
- Erik Gudbranson's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Erik Gudbranson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Erik Gudbranson player profile on the Ontario Hockey League site
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick|
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