|Assets:||Owns good hockey sense, elite skating ability (highlighted by excellent acceleration) and the talent to log big minutes. Loves to move the puck and knows when to join the attack. Can quarterback a power play and also be used in defensive situations.|
|Flaws:||Plays a chippier game than earlier in his career, but can still struggle against bigger NHL forwards. He can also make bad decisions under pressure from time to time, which will lead to weak zone coverage and bad penalties. His shot isn't always on target.|
|Career Potential:||Big-minute offensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2003-04|
|11/12/2013||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|11/08/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/07/2013||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|9/17/2012||Signed with Krefeld Pinguine (Germany).|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 5 regular season games (left knee injury).|
|3/30/2012||Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/24/2012||Missed 11 games (upper body injury).|
|1/14/2012||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/31/2011||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/30/2011||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a 10-year contract.|
|6/29/2011||Acquired from the New York Islanders.|
|6/28/2011||Acquired from the Vancouver Canucks.|
|6/01/2011||Missed the last 2 playoff games (shoulder injury).|
|5/22/2011||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/18/2010||Missed 3 games (concussion).|
|4/10/2010||Missed 2 games (sprained left knee).|
|4/06/2010||Sprained left knee, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/28/2009||Acquired from the San Jose Sharks.|
|3/19/2009||Misse 3 games (lower body injury).|
|3/14/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/09/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a three-year contract.|
|4/15/2008||Missed 4 games (Lower body injury).|
|4/06/2008||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/25/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|6/26/2006||San Jose Sharks extended qualifing offer.|
|9/22/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|3/11/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|2/23/2004||Recalled from Cleveland (AHL).|
|2/19/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|11/14/2003||Recalled from Cleveland (AHL).|
|10/22/2003||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|6/23/2003||Signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/23/2002||Returned to his European Team (Krefelder-Ger).|
|9/10/2001||Returned to Krefeld (Ger).|
|6/29/2011||New York Islanders traded Christian Ehrhoff to the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional 7th round selection.|
|6/28/2011||Vancouver Canucks traded Christian Ehrhoff to the New York Islanders for a 4th round selection in 2012.|
|8/28/2009||San Jose Sharkes traded Christian Ehrhoff and Brad Lukowich to the Vancouver Canucks for Daniel Rahimi and Patrick White.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 4th round (106th overall) in 2001.|
Christian Ehrhoff leads Sabres past Leafs | 11/29/2013 10:29 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff scored the overtime winner for the Sabres in a 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs, adding an assist on the tying goal too.
ImpactEhrhoff has been struggling lately, owning a -9 rating and just five points in 25 coming into Friday's game. He now has seven points in 26 games.
Christian Ehrhoff to return from LBI Tuesday | 11/12/2013 7:07 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff (lower body) will get back into Buffalo's lineup on Tuesday.
ImpactHe sat out Friday's game with a lower-body injury, which he sustained on Thursday versus Los Angeles. Ehrhoff has no goals and four assists in 18 games this campaign, but feel free to get him back on your active roster if you normally would.
Ehrhoff out Friday due to lower-body injury | 11/09/2013 9:16 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff did not play Friday night against Anaheim.
ImpactHe is probably glad he didn't as the Ducks dominated the Sabres from puck drop outshooting them 22-7 in the first period alone. Ehrhoff sustained a lower-body injury Thursday night against Los Angeles. Rookie Nikita Zadorov played in his place against Anaheim. There is no word yet on whether Ehrhoff will be able to suit up for the Sabres next game slated for Tuesday at Buffalo. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Christian Ehrhoff slowed by LBI on Thursday | 11/08/2013 8:07 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff suffered a lower-body injury in the third period of Thursday's loss to Los Angeles.
Impact"It's something that we have to see how it develops overnight," Ehrhoff said. "It was something that started developing in the first period, and then in the third period when I went up the ice it just got bad." He logged 17:09 of ice time in the contest, which is well below his average ice time this year of 24:10 per match.
Ehrhoff wants to help Sabres offensively | 10/22/2013 6:44 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff plans to stick with Buffalo's system and he doesn't want to get caught trying to do too much for the struggling Sabres.
ImpactStill, he is struggling with the impulse to lead the rush and get more involved in the attacking zone. "You have to be predictable for your teammates, too," he said. "You can't just go on your own page but on the other hand when you want to fuel the offense you definitely have to pick your spots to lug the puck sometimes and try to fuel the offense that way." Ehrhoff has two assists and 21 shots in 10 games, while averaging a team-high 25:30 of ice time per contest.
Christian Ehrhoff finally posts first points | 10/15/2013 11:22 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff notched his first two points of the season in the Sabres' 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders Tuesday night.
ImpactEhrhoff and the Sabres have struggled in the early goings of this season. The defenseman racked up 22 points in 47 games last year.
Ehrhoff, Vanek will play at WHC next month | 04/29/2013 10:14 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff (Germany) and Thomas Vanek (Austria) will participate in the world championship.
ImpactThey have already committed to take part in the tournament for their respective countries once it kicks off in early May from Sweden and Finland. Ehrhoff led the Sabres' defense corps in points this past campaign with 22 in 47 games, while Vanek led the club in scoring with 41 points in 38 matches.
Ehrhoff registers 2 assists in 8-4 loss | 04/20/2013 12:10 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff registered two assists in the Sabres' 8-4 loss to the Rangers Friday night.
ImpactThe loss eliminated Buffalo from the playoffs. Nathan Gerbe, Drew Stafford, Cody Hodgson and Mark Pysyk scored the Sabres' goals.
Christian Ehrhoff scores lone goal in 1-0 win | 04/13/2013 6:00 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff recorded the only goal in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHis fifth tally of the season, which came 17 seconds into the third period, was assisted by Steve Ott and Kevin Porter. Ehrhoff has 18 points and a plus-11 rating in 41 games.
Christian Ehrhoff excels in win vs. Toronto | 03/22/2013 1:06 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff enjoyed a great game for the Sabres in a 5-4 shootout win over Toronto Thursday.
ImpactEhrhoff registered a pair of assists before scoring his third goal of the season with a man advantage in the third period. Tyler Ennis also picked up a goal and an assist in the win while Marcus Foligno and Jason Pominville also found the back of the net. Cody Hodgson contributed by dishing out a pair of helpers.
Ehrhoff doing his part for struggling Sabres | 02/19/2013 8:48 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff has been a workhorse on Buffalo's back end, with an average ice time of 24:33 this campaign.
Impact"I feel comfortable," said Ehrhoff, who sits 24th overall in the NHL in average ice time per match. "Obviously, I like playing a lot." He also leads the Sabres with a plus-6 rating, is tied for second with eight assists and ranks fifth with 10 points during his 15 appearances this season. The Sabres and his fantasy owners would probably be happier if he could add some more power-play points, as he has no goals and three assists with the man advantage this year, but he has been solid despite the team's early difficulties.
Christian Ehrhoff plays 27-plus in return | 02/08/2013 9:27 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff played over 27 minutes and had a +2 rating Thursday after missing one game with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactEhrhoff continues to lead the team's defensemen in ice time at over 24 minutes a game. He has five assists, six penalty minutes and a +4 rating in 10 games this season.
Christian Ehrhoff will return on Thursday | 02/07/2013 12:54 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff (undisclosed) will return to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup on Thursday.
Mike Harrington on Twitter
ImpactEhrhoff initially looked like a long shot, but he confirmed otherwise Thursday morning. He has five assists and six penalty minutes in nine games this season.
Christian Ehrhoff doubtful to play Thursday | 02/06/2013 5:52 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff should be considered doubtful to play on Thursday because of his undisclosed muscle strain.
ImpactHe didn't skate on Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday's game with the issue.
Christian Ehrhoff's (undisclosed) out Tuesday | 02/05/2013 1:39 PM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff is dealing with an undisclosed muscle problem.
Ian Mendes on Twitter
ImpactEhrhoff sustained the injury on Sunday and won't be available Tuesday. He has five assists in nine games this season.
Christian Ehrhoff could miss Tuesday's game | 02/05/2013 9:10 AM
NewsThe status of Christian Ehrhoff is a bit of mystery going into Tuesday's game against Ottawa.
ImpactFive players sat out Monday's optional practice, including Ehrhoff, Jason Pominville, Cody Hodgson, Jochen Hecht and Steve Ott. Sabres bench boss Lindy Ruff said there are "a couple guys that are nicked up that may be doubtful" for Tuesday. Buffalo also called up Adam Pardy Monday evening. We'll keep you posted on any lineup news following the team's morning skate.
Christian Ehrhoff producing in big minutes | 02/01/2013 9:59 AM
NewsChristian Ehrhoff registered his fifth assist of season while playing over 24 minutes Thursday.
ImpactEhrhoff's five points put him on pace for a 34-point season, which is likely unrealistic, but the pace is encouraging after a disappointing first season in Buffalo. He's played 23-plus minutes if four of the Sabres' seven games and has a +2 rating. Ehrhoff was impressive playing overseas during the lockout and it might be time for owners in most formats to give him a look.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Nov 29||1|
|Assists||2||at NYI||Oct 15||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Nov 29||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. LA||Nov 12||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||9 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 10||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 10||1|
|Power Play Points||1||at NYI||Oct 15||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||30 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||30 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shots||5||vs. Ott||Dec 10||6|
|Goals||14||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Van)|
|Penalty Minutes||72||2007-08 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||6||3 times-last: 2010-11 (Van)|
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