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Erik Reitz

Erik Reitz  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: July 29, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 222 DRAFTED: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 6th   (170th overall)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000) OHL First All-Star Team (2002) Missed majority of 2004-05 due to elbow injury vs. Milwaukee (AHL), February 5, 2005. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Dan Fritsche, January 29, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from NY Rangers, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (KHL), August 22, 2009.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers