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Erik Gudbranson | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 216
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Erik Gudbranson scored his first of the year in a 3-2 shootout loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.
The former third overall pick also logged 22:43 in ice-time. He has three points on the season and is not a fantasy relevant player. Rocco Grimaldi also scored his first of the year in the losing effort. Nov 5 - 2:30 AM

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Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell have formed a strong shutdown pairing for the Panthers.

"This is what you want to do; you work hard for this and it's a great opportunity," said Gudbranson. "I'm relishing the task every single night. I've molded my game around it and given myself the identity I've wanted since I got in the league." Gudbranson was the third overall pick back in 2010 and he's more comfortable now than he has ever been. He has collected two assists, 29 hits, 11 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in eight games this year.
Oct 27 - 10:44 AM

Erik Gudbranson is doubtful for the season's finale on Saturday night against New Jersey.

Gudbranson left Thursday's match with an upper body injury, and hasn't practiced since. If the young defender has played his final game of the season, he'll end it with new career highs in goals (four), assists (nine), and points (13). Which pairs well with his 58 PIMs, 75 blocks, and 212 hits over 76 games this season.
Apr 10 - 7:41 PM

Erik Gudbranson will return to the Panthers' lineup on Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

Gudbranson missed Saturday's tilt with the Maple Leafs as a healthy scratch. He'll add some much appreciated strength to the Panthers' blue line as he's thrown 186 hits, along with picking up 65 blocked shots, 54 PIMs, and 12 points through 69 games this season.
Mar 27 - 10:38 PM

Erik Gudbranson is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against Toronto.

Gudbranson struggled in Florida's last game so he will watch tonight's action from the press box. Tomas Kopecky will also be scratched on Thursday. Al Montoya and Nick Bjugstad will both miss the game due to injury.
Mar 26 - 7:46 PM

Erik Gudbranson (flu) returned to action on Saturday.

It was a nice return for Gudbranson who scored his fourth goal of the season and now has 11 points. He missed one game with the illness. Gudbranson has 52 penalty minutes in 61 games this season after accumulating 114 minutes in the sin bin last year.
Mar 8 - 11:02 AM

Erik Gudbranson (flu) will likely play on Saturday.

Gudbranson missed Thursday's contest due to the illness. He has 10 points and 50 penalty minutes in 61 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 7 - 10:42 AM

Erik Gudbranson will sit out Thursday's match against Dallas because of flu-like symptoms.

Consider him day-to-day. He has 10 points, 50 penalty minutes and 159 hits in 61 games this campaign.
Mar 5 - 5:43 PM

Erik Gudbranson didn't play the first 15 minutes of Thursday's game against Los Angeles because of an eye issue.

He got something in his eye and required medical attention to remove it. Gudbranson concluded the game with 15:53 of ice time. He recorded a plus-2 rating in Florida's 3-2 victory and he was credited with four hits.
Feb 6 - 11:02 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) returned to action on Friday.

Gudbranson had a huge game in his return as he had a rare assist and a plus-three rating in 25:12 minutes of action after missing three games with the injury. He has a goal and six points with 33 penalty minutes in 36 games as he is now a plus player at plus-two.
Jan 10 - 2:07 AM

Erik Gudbranson is not in Florida's lineup on Sunday.

The Panthers are in Washington to take on the Caps. The 22-year-old's upper body injury wasn't supposed to be serious, but it has forced him to miss two games. Tomas Fleischmann and Tomas Kopecky are also out due to injury.
Jan 4 - 3:04 PM

Erik Gudbranson's upper-body injury is not considered serious.

It kept him from playing against Buffalo Friday night and may in fact sideline him for Sunday's game against Washington. However, it seems the Panthers expect Gudbranson to be ready to go for next week's western road trip starting Thursday in Vancouver. Shane O'Brien will likely dress in place of Gudbranson against the Capitals if the young rearguard is not able to suit up.
Jan 3 - 10:40 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) will not play on Friday.

Shane O'Brien will take his place in the lineup and skate alongside Dylan Olsen. Gudbranson has five points and 33 penalty minutes in 35 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 6:38 PM

Erik Gudbranson recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win against San Jose.

His power-play helper on Nick Bjugstad's second goal of the game ended an eight-game pointless skid.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson kicked his season off with a bang, opening the scoring in Thursday night's game with Tampa Bay.

Derek McKenzie won the offensive draw and Dylan Olsen slid it over to Guddy who one-timed it through traffic and under Ben Bishops left armpit. Just how they draw it up on the whiteboard. He skated just under 14 minutes, including 2:41 on the kill.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 03:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Connor Brickley
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Shawn Thornton
5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya