|Assets:||Owns the size NHL teams crave along the blueline. Has a big frame and good skating ability. Can log big minutes because he's rather low-maintenance. Is a solid shutdown option, too.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't always use his size to the best of his capability, as he's not overly physical. Is not a natural offensive defenseman and can struggle if pressured with the puck.|
|Career Potential:||Big, mobile shutdown defenseman.|
|11/27/2013||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a six-year contract extension.|
|11/15/2013||Missed 10 games (upper body injury).|
|10/22/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/21/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|1/27/2013||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/21/2013||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|10/26/2012||Signed with Sodertalke SK (Sweden).|
|10/07/2012||Signed with Vita Hasten (Sweden).|
|3/28/2012||Missed 13 games (broken left wrist).|
|2/28/2012||Broken left wrist, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/30/2011||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|11/03/2010||Missed 8 games (back spasms).|
|10/09/2010||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|1/14/2010||Missed 12 games (left knee injury).|
|12/15/2009||Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/05/2009||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|5/30/2009||Missed 2 playoff games (appendectomy).|
|3/02/2009||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/07/2008||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|7/21/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|4/13/2008||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/07/2008||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/06/2008||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/10/2008||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/20/2008||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/30/2007||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|5/03/2007||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/12/2006||Missed 3 games (groin) and assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2006||Groin, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/31/2006||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year entry-level contract.|
|6/23/2002||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 9th round (291st overall) in 2002.|
Jonathan Ericsson inks six-year/$25.5M deal | 11/27/2013 2:01 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson has agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I really like it here," Ericsson said. "For me to be able to get a deal done here, now, it means a lot for me and my family." His current contract comes with a $3.25 million annual cap hit and will expire at the end of this season, so he'll end up costing the Red Wings an extra million annually in cap space going forward. He's locked up through the 2019-20 campaign.
Report: Wings, Ericsson close to new deal | 11/20/2013 9:12 AM
NewsTSN's Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday that the Red Wings are close to signing defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a contract extension.
ImpactAccording to McKenzie, Ericsson's new deal is expected to be four or five years, with an average value of slightly more than $4 million per season. He is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and is currently making $3.25 million.
Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder) ready to return | 11/15/2013 1:33 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) has been activated off of the long-term injury reserve list.
ImpactEricsson has a goal and three points in nine games this season. He will play alongside Niklas Kronwall in Friday's game against Washington.
Wings' Ericsson (shoulder) set to return Fri. | 11/14/2013 1:59 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) will be taken off injured reserve in time to play Friday against Washington.
ImpactThe Red Wings sent Jordin Tootoo to the minors on Thursday and the team waived Patrick Eaves in order to make salary cap room for Ericsson's return. He can't be activated until Eaves is either assigned to the minors or he gets claimed. Ericsson has three points, 18 hits and plus-4 rating in nine games.
Jonathan Ericsson might return on Friday | 11/12/2013 9:11 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) practiced Monday.
ImpactIt looks like he'll be ready to play by Friday, which is when he's eligible to come off long-term injured reserve. Ericsson hasn't played since Oct. 19.
Jonathan Ericsson hopes to return Nov. 15 | 11/06/2013 5:30 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) thinks he'll be ready to play as soon as he's eligible to be activated off of the long-term injured reserve list.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactIn other words, Ericsson is penciling himself in for Detroit's game against Washington on Nov. 15. He has a goal and three points in eight contests this season.
Wings move Jonathan Ericsson to LTIR | 11/02/2013 3:49 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (upper body) has been moved to Detroit's long-term injured reserve list.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Red Wings made the transaction to make room for Darren Helm's activation. Ericsson is retroactive to Oct. 21 with what is believed to be a shoulder injury.
Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder) out 2-to-3 weeks | 10/22/2013 12:36 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson is expected to miss two-to-three weeks due to what's being reported as a shoulder injury.
Ansar Khan on Twitter
ImpactIt's worth noting that the Detroit Red Wings are only classifying Ericsson's ailment as an upper-body problem. He's logged an average of 22:09 minutes per contests this season.
Jonathan Ericsson doubtful with wife in labor | 10/21/2013 2:24 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson probably won't play on Monday because his wife is in labor.
ImpactAdjust your lineups accordingly. We'd like to congratulate Ericsson and his growing family.
Jonathan Ericsson finally shoots and scores | 10/11/2013 8:46 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson got his first goal of the season in Thursday's loss to Phoenix.
ImpactGoing into the contest, he hadn't recorded a single shot on goal. He ended up being credited with two on Thursday and one of them went into the net. Ericsson has two points, seven hits and a plus-3 rating in four games.
Jonathan Ericsson might return Friday | 09/27/2013 9:16 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (lower body) may return to the lineup on Friday night.
ImpactHe has been sidelined with a lower-body injury, which was reported as a thigh contusion.
Ericsson day-to-day with thigh contusion | 09/25/2013 3:39 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson is dealing with a thigh contusion.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEricsson firmly stated that it's not serious, but Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was less enthusiastic. "You get in there day-to-day - and I've been here a long time - they get in there, they have a hard time getting out," Babcock said. Ericsson won't play Wednesday.
Ericsson heads into final season of contract | 08/03/2013 11:14 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson is heading into the final season of his three-year contract.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe defenseman has little fantasy value in traditional pools but at the age of 29, Ericsson is a solid defensive defenseman. He had three goals and 10 assists in 45 games with Detroit last season and the Red Wings will likely get his name on a new contract before he is eligible for free agency next summer. He is not worth looking at in traditional pools.
Wings must cut penalties: Jonathan Ericsson | 05/27/2013 10:20 AM
NewsThe Red Wings took too many penalties in their 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night and must both reduce them and kill them off better in Game 6 tonight in Detroit, according to defesneman Jonathan Ericsson.
Impact"We took too many penalties," said Ericsson, the only active Wings' player not to take a penalty in the postseason. "We know they've got a good power play. That hurt us. We had chances to get the pucks out but couldn't execute. We've got to be more on our toes. . ." The Blackhawks took advantage of the Wings' penalties to score a pair of power-play goals 2:39 apart in the second period to break a 1‑1 tie in Game 5. The Red Wings are now 2-5 when allowing a power-play goal in the playoffs, including a 0-3 mark when yielding multiple scores. Detroit has allowed 10 power-play goals in the postseason, the most of any playoff team.
Jonathan Ericsson wants Hawks' frustrated | 05/22/2013 9:52 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson stressed the value of getting under the Blackhawks' skin.
Impact"If we can get them frustrated, that's almost 1-0 for us right away," Ericsson said. "So that's what we want to do." The Blackhawks are denying that the Red Wings have succeeded in frustrating them, but they have suffered back-to-back rough losses against Detroit. They'll enter Game 4 on Thursday with the goal of evening this series, but if the Red Wings get off to a strong sstart, it could be a big blow to Chicago's confidence.
Ericsson wants Red Wings' defense to step up | 05/17/2013 9:47 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson wasn't too happy with Detroit's defense in Game 1 of their second-round series.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I think it took way too long for us to get out of our own zone and when we get out we don't have any energy to attack. . We have to do a much better job in the D-zone and the D's got to do a better job of getting the pucks up and the forwards have to do a better job in being open," Ericsson said. Over the past few seasons, several Red Wings defensemen have either left the team or retired and that's pushed Ericsson into the position of being one of the team's veteran blueliners. He ranks second on the team with 18 hits and fourth with eight blocked shots.
Jonathan Ericsson endures a rough Sunday | 03/31/2013 3:24 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson might be the biggest goat in the Detroit Red Wings' brutal 7-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactAt least the statistics argue that point. Ericsson was a whopping -5 during the game. Even with that, his season total (-3) isn't that bad, although he hasn't exactly endeared himself to Red Wings fans this season. The big Swede might be a little out of his element on a thinning Detroit D corps.
Jonathan Ericsson takes killer penalty | 03/03/2013 4:38 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson's becoming a bit of a scapegoat for Detroit Red Wings fans.
ImpactThe blueliner has developed a reputation (fair or not) for gaffes and bad penalties, with Sunday presenting a glaring example. His delay of game minor opened the door for Patrick Kane's game-tying goal in a 2-1 shootout win for Chicago. Tomas Tatar was Detroit's lone goal scorer.
| 01/28/2013 2:48 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson returned to action on Sunday January 27.
Jonathan Ericsson will probably return Sunday | 01/26/2013 6:18 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game versus the Chicago Blackhawks.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEricsson sustained the injury during a practice on Jan. 20. He took part in Saturday's skate. "A little bit better," Ericsson said, referring to his shoulder. "No steps back yet, so that's good. I'll rest the rest of the day here and we'll see tomorrow."
Jonathan Ericsson will miss Friday's game | 01/25/2013 6:18 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) will not participate in Friday's contest.
ImpactEricsson did skate on Friday, but he's still sore. He might return on Sunday.
Jonathan Ericsson is a game-time decision | 01/25/2013 11:49 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) is expected to be a game-time decision on Friday.
ImpactEricsson skated on his own before Thursday's practice. "I felt better than I thought I would," Ericsson said. "There's a chance (I'll play). You see the (defensemen) dropping like flies and you want to go out there and help. But it might not be helping if you go out and the injury gets worse and you're out another two, three weeks."
Jonathan Ericsson getting MRI on Tuesday | 01/22/2013 1:24 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder), who is questionable to play Tuesday, is scheduled to get an MRI on Tuesday.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactEricsson didn't play Monday after hurting his shoulder in practice Sunday. We're still awaiting word on whether he'll be able to play tonight against the Stars. The Red Wings signed D Kent Huskins on Tuesday to provide depth after Ericsson and D Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder) were sidelined and it's possible he could play if Ericsson can't go.
Jonathan Ericsson questionable Tuesday | 01/22/2013 9:57 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (shoulder) is questionable for Tuesday's home opener against Dallas.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEricsson did not play on Monday after injuring his shoulder in practice Sunday. If Ericsson is unable to go, the Red Wings will have to call up another defenseman from Grand Rapids as Carlo Colaiacovo was injured Monday.
Jonathan Ericsson questionable for Monday | 01/21/2013 4:27 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson is questionable for Monday's game at Columbus because of a sore shoulder.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"Not as good as I hoped," he said when asked how he felt after the team's morning skate. "It's better than it was last night, but it just hurts." The Wings called up Brian Lashoff to take his place if he can't play.
Jonathan Ericsson injured in practice | 01/21/2013 10:21 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson injured his shoulder in practice on Sunday when he stepped on the puck and crashed into the boards.
ImpactEricsson thinks he will be able to go on Monday when the Red Wings take on the Columbus Blue Jackets but the Red Wings could call up Brian Lashoff from the minors if Ericsson is unable to go. "I just ran into the boards," Ericsson said. "The puck came across when I was going to turn and it came under my skate. I went in pretty hard. I went in shoulder-first. I feel like I've been hit by a train. I'm going to be careful until (Monday) and hopefully it should be fine."
Jonathan Ericsson to be paired with Kronwall | 01/15/2013 9:12 AM
NewsLook for Jonathan Ericsson to be paired with Niklas Kronwall this season.
ImpactThis is the likely pairing heading into the regular season and it should benefit Ericsson as Kronwall is now the leader on the blueline. Ericsson has been a bit of an enigma as he has always been highly regarded but has not managed to get over the hump. "You learn so much from playing from yourself, and other players, about the game," Ericsson said. "I learned to deal with down periods. Just beating myself down, for no reason really. I just had to look ahead and get better. That's my goal every year, to be a better player every year." Look for Ericsson to get 12-15 points this season and not be fantasy relevant.
|Goals||1||vs. Phx||Oct 10||1|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:at NYI||last:Nov 29||2|
|Points||1||7 times-last:at NYI||last:Nov 29||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||9 times-last:at NJ||last:Dec 6||5|
|Plus/Minus||3||at NYI||Nov 29||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 7||0|
|Power Play Points||0||21 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at NYI||Nov 29||0|
|Shots||3||4 times-last:at Buf||last:Nov 24||3|
|Penalty Minutes||87||2010-11 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Det)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2009-10 (Det)|
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