Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson was born March 2, 1984 in Karlskrona, Sweden. The ninth round, 291st overall selection of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ericsson honed his skills in Sweden.

A sizeable defenceman, Ericsson made his North American debut with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids in 2006-07. After a respectable rookie campaign in the AHL, the Red Wings recalled Ericsson from Grand Rapids and the Karlskrona native was a Black Ace during the 2007 playoffs. The following season, Ericsson made his NHL debut in a February 22nd contest against the Calgary Flames. He went on to appear in a total of eight games with the Red Wings that season and joined the club during its march to a Stanley Cup championship.

During the 2010-11 campaign, Ericsson began to emerge as a solid force on the Red Wing blue line. His defensive play improved and he provided the club with a much needed physical presence.

In the summer of 2011 Ericsson was rewarded with a three-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings, worth a reported $9.75 million.

Ericsson would appear in all 82 games for the Red Wings during the 2014-15, matching his career-highs with three goals and 12 assists while provided the club with a physical presence from the back end.

On the international stage, Ericsson has represented his native Sweden numerous times. This is highlighted by i a bronze medal performance at the 2010 World Championship and a silver medal win at the 2014 Olympic Game.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Hasten Norrkoping Jr. Swe-Jr.
2002-03 IK Vita Hasten Norrkoping Sweden-3 40 2 4 6 36
2003-04 Sodertalje SK Sweden 42 1 0 1 12
2004-05 Sodertalje SK Sweden 15 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Sodertalje SK Jr. Swe-Jr. 1 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Almtuna IS Uppsala Sweden-2 19 2 3 5 44
2005-06 Sodertalje SK Sweden 24 0 0 0 20
2005-06 Sodertalje SK Sweden-Q 7 0 1 1 4
2006-07 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 67 5 24 29 102 +5 7 0 0 0 8
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 1 0 1 4 -3
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 69 10 24 34 83 +4
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 1 3 4 15 -1 22 4 4 8 25
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 40 2 13 15 48 +12
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 4 9 13 44 -15 12 0 2 2 8
2009-10 Sweden WC-A 7 0 3 3 2 +4
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 3 12 15 87 +8 11 1 2 3 4
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 1 10 11 47 +16 5 0 0 0 6
2011-12 Sweden WC-A 2 1 0 1 2 +1
2012-13 HC Vita Hasten Norrkoping Sweden-3 3 0 3 3 4
2012-13 Sodertalje SK Sweden-2 4 0 1 1 6
2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 3 10 13 29 +6 14 0 3 3 2
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 1 10 11 34 +2
2013-14 Sweden Olympics 6 0 1 1 8 -4
2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 3 12 15 70 -5 7 0 4 4 8
2015-16 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 3 12 15 56 +2 5 0 1 1 2
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 1 8 9 63 -2
NHL Totals 529 21 86 107 449 76 5 16 21 55


Signed as a free agent by Vita Hasten (Sweden-3). October 7, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Sodertalje (Sweden-2), October 26, 2012.
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