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Grant Charles Erickson (born April 28, 1947 in Pierceland, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played 266 games in the World Hockey Association and 6 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Boston Bruins, Minnesota North Stars, Cleveland Crusaders, and Phoenix Roadrunners.

He played junior hockey for the Estevan Bruins, a Boston Bruins' farm team at the time. He turned pro with the Oklahoma City Blazers in 1967-68. The Bruins brought him up for a couple of games in 1968-69 when he scored his first NHL goal.

The Minnesota North Stars picked him up in 1969 but he only saw action in four games with the NHL team in 1969-70. Other than that, Erickson spent three years in the minor pros.

The formation of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972 gave Erickson a new chance. He jumped to the Cleveland Crusaders and spent three excellent years with them. In 1975 he was traded to the Phoenix Roadrunners but his WHA career was almost over. Erickson only played 33 games with Phoenix. He played in the minors for another season and retired in 1977.

In the WHA, Erickson played in 266 games and scored 54 goals and 78 assists.

After retirement, Erickson was an assistant coach of the junior Victoria Cougars from 1983 to 1986 and in 1987-88, In 1986-87 he was the head coach of the Juan de Fuca Whalers of the British Columbia Hockey League.

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