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John Erskine  #4

Washington Capitals  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: June 26, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: DAL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (39th overall)
2014-15 Missed 26 games due to injury (10/22-12/18).... Served as a healthy extra in five games (10/9-10/18)
OHL First All-Star Team (2000) Missed majority of 2003-04 due to ankle (December 27, 2003 vs. Columbus) and hernia (January 24, 2004 vs. St. Louis) injuries. Traded to NY Islanders by Dallas with Dallas' 2nd round choice (Jesse Joensuu) in 2006 Entry Draft for Janne Niinimaa and NY Islanders' 5th round choice (Ondrej Roman) in 2007 Entry Draft, January 10, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 14, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to foot (December 16, 2006 vs. Philadelphia) and thumb (March 9, 2007 vs. Carolina) injuries. Missed majority of 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 due to various injuries and as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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