|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.|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2014 (Sweden)|
|4/26/2014||Missed the last 14 regular season and first 5 playoff games (finger surgery).|
|3/19/2014||Finger surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/21/2014||Missed 10 games (broken rib).|
|12/28/2013||Broken rib, injured reserve.|
|12/24/2013||Broken rib, sidelined indefinitely.|
|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 Sodertalje SK (Sweden).|
|10/07/2012||Signed with HC 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.|
Ericsson likely out until second round | 04/18/2014 10:24 AM
Newsit is unlikely that Jonathan Ericsson will be able to play in the first round of the playoffs.
Ted Kuflan Twitter
ImpactHe is still recovering from a broken finger and is aiming for the second round. The fact that the Red Wings are playing the President Trophy winning Bruins makes Ericsson's chances of playing in the post-season remote.
Jonathan Ericsson set to skate Thursday | 04/17/2014 12:18 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (finger) is slated to skate for the first time on Thursday.
ImpactHowever, it's unlikely that he'll be able to return during the first round of the playoffs. "It's too early to tell," said Ericsson, who will have three pins removed from his finger next week. "The round could go on for about two weeks. It's not going to be the beginning of the round, I know that."
Jonathan Ericsson could return in Round 2 | 04/11/2014 9:41 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (finger) isn't expected to be available in the first round of the playoffs.
ImpactHe's apparently on track to return in the second round if Detroit makes it that far. Ericsson has been out of action since Mar. 18 because of broken finger, which required surgery to repair.
Jonathan Ericsson will miss rest of season | 03/19/2014 4:27 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (finger surgery) will miss the next four-to-six weeks.
Ansar Khan on Twitter
ImpactThere was some initial hope that Ericsson would be able to return after just two weeks. Now Ericsson is done for the season and potentially part of the playoffs if Detroit makes it that far. He had 11 points and 34 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.
Jonathan Ericsson will undergo surgery | 03/19/2014 1:42 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson will have surgery on his broken finger.
ImpactEricsson is out for at least two weeks after sustaining the injury on Wednesday. The Detroit Red Wings have been decimated by injuries this season and there seems to be no end in sight to their bad luck. All things considered, it's remarkable that they're still in the fight for a playoff spot.
Jonathan Ericsson suffers a fractured finger | 03/19/2014 10:45 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson sustained a broken finger in Tuesday's win versus Toronto.
ImpactHe didn't play in the third period and GM Ken Holland said the Wings blueliner is expected to be sidelined for "10 days to two weeks." Ericsson will probably undergo surgery on Wednesday to stabilize his finger.
Ericsson misses practice but will play v Bolt | 02/08/2014 10:35 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson missed practice Friday.
ImpactIt was a maintenance day off and the defenseman will be in the Red Wing lineup when Detroit faces Tampa Saturday night.
Jonathan Ericsson will be back Wednesday | 01/21/2014 1:10 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (ribs) has confirmed that he will play on Wednesday.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactEricsson was already cleared to return, so that shouldn't come as a surprise. He has been sidelined since Dec. 23.
Jonathan Ericsson gets green light to return | 01/21/2014 10:32 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson has been cleared to return from his broken ribs.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe's projected to play Wednesday against Chicago in his first game since Dec. 23.
Jonathan Ericsson (ribs) may return Wednesday | 01/20/2014 3:05 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson (broken ribs) hopes to be available to return Wednesday against Chicago.
ImpactHe has been out of action since Dec. 23, but he skated Monday and is very close to returning to the lineup.
Ericsson brothers will play in Olympics | 01/09/2014 11:21 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson will play on Sweden's Olympic team with his brother, Jimmie, next month in Sochi, Russia.
Impact"I'm almost more happy that he's on the team, too," said the Red Wings defenseman. "It makes me happy for both of us to be able to play together. We've tried in a couple of World Championships and he got hurt both of them." Jimmie plays right wing for Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League, where he has 10 goals and 21 points in 33 games. Jonathan might be able to return from his broken ribs within the next two weeks.
Jonathan Ericsson has two fractured ribs | 12/24/2013 2:47 PM
NewsJonathan Ericsson's upper-body injury has been revealed to be two fractured ribs.
Chuck Pleiness on Twitter
ImpactEricsson will need three-to-five weeks to recover. In fantasy circles, Ericsson isn't a key player with eight points and 24 penalty minutes in 29 games this season. However, this is a significant loss for Detroit as they have leaned heavily on Ericsson this season.
Jonathan Ericsson suffers injury Monday | 12/24/2013 8:07 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson exited Monday's game early in the second period and didn't return after a collision with Islanders' hit machine Matt Martin.
ImpactHe appeared to be favoring his left upper body when he left the ice. Coach Mike Babcock said that Ericsson went to the hospital for examination late on Monday night. The Red Wings have been hit hard by the injury bug this year and losing Ericsson again would be a tough pill to swallow.
Wings' Ericsson excited to play at Big House | 12/19/2013 11:15 AM
NewsJonathan Ericsson is already looking forward to the Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium.
ImpactThe Red Wings practiced outdoors on Wednesday at Comerica Park. "I'm just imagining this place being full and I'm thinking about the Big House being more than double this so I'm really looking forward to what's going to happen on (Jan. 1)," said Ericsson. "It's a pretty cool feeling." He has eight points and 51 hits in 26 matches this season.
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||0||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Oct 21||1|
|Assists||1||vs. Tor||Oct 18||1|
|Points||1||vs. Tor||Oct 18||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 18||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. Tor||Oct 18||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Oct 21||0|
|Power Play Points||0||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Oct 21||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||6 times-last:at Mtl||last:Oct 21||1|
|Shots||4||vs. Ana||Oct 11||4|
|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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