Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Ericsson
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 03/02/1984
AGE: 32
DRAFTED: DET: 2002-291 overall
Entering his fifth professional season …Selected by Detroit with the final pick of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (291st overall)…Selected as the Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association…Played for Sweden at the 2010 World Championships.
Appeared in a career high 62 games…Registered career highs with four goals, nine assists, 13 points and 44 PIM…Averaged 16:42 of ice time during the regular season…Missed 12 games from 12/17 to 1/12 with a knee injury…Recorded three multi-point games (10/15 vs. LA, 10/29 at EDM, 3/26 vs. MIN)…Recorded his first career shorthanded goal on 3/26 vs. MIN…Appeared in all 12 postseason games…Recorded two assists, a +1 rating and 8 PIM during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs…Averaged 14:17 of ice time during the postseason.

2008-09: Appeared in 19 games for Detroit… Finished season with four points (1-3—4)…Averaged 17:40 of ice time in 2008-09 regular season…Set career highs with 3 assists, 4 points and 15 PIM…Appeared in 22 postseason games for Detroit…Missed Game Five vs. CHI in WCF due to emergency appendectomy…Finished 2009 postseason with eight points (4-4—8)…Scored the game-winning goal in his NHL postseason debut 4/16 vs. CBJ…Averaged 18:43 of ice time in 2009 postseason…Appeared in 40 games for Grand Rapids (AHL)…Registered 15 points (2-13—15) and was +12 for the Griffins.

2007-08: Recalled to Detroit on 2/20....Appeared in 8 games for the Red Wings....Made his NHL debut at Calgary on 2/22, playing 22:39 and finishing ‘even’....Scored his first NHL goal at Edmonton on 2/26 (Garon)....Season high 5 shots on goal 3/5 vs. St. Louis....Recalled to Detroit 4/5/08 and was a Black Ace during the 2008 playoffs....Appeared in 69 games for Grand Rapids....Established AHL career highs in goals (10) and points (34).  

2006-07: Made his AHL and North American debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins...Appeared in 67 games....Led Grand Rapids defensemen with 24 assists and 29 points....Finished third on the Griffins with 102 penalty minutes....Tied a Griffins franchise record by scoring two power play goals in one period 11/24 vs. Chicago (2nd period)....Recalled to Detroit on 5/3/07 and was a Black Ace during the 2007 playoffs.  

2005-06: Spent majority of the season with Sodertalje of the Swedish Elite League, seeing action as both a defenseman and a center.

Jonathan lives in Norrkoping, Sweden during the off-season.