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Erik Gudbranson

Born:January 7, 1992Draft:2010 Panthers #3 Overall
Hometown:Ottawa, ONPosition:Defenceman
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Columbus Blue Jackets

Erik Donald Stanley Gudbranson (born January 7, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected third overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Gudbranson has previously played for the Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, and Nashville Predators.

Erik Gudbranson Columbus Blue Jackets
Erik Gudbranson, Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Erik Gudbranson Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
May 25, 2016Florida Panthers5th-Round pick in 2016 (Cole Candella)Vancouver Canucks2nd-Round Pick in 2016 (Rasmus Asplund)
4th-Round pick in 2016 (Jonathan Ang)
Jared McCann
Feb. 25, 2019Vancouver CanucksPittsburgh PenguinsTanner Pearson
Oct. 25, 2019Pittsburgh PenguinsAnaheim DucksAndreas Martinsen
7th-Round Pick in 2021 (Ryan McCleary)
Oct. 8, 2020Anaheim DucksOttawa Senators5th-Round Pick in 2021 (Gage Alexander)
April 12, 2021Ottawa SenatorsNashville PredatorsBrandon Fortunato
7th-Round Pick in 2023

Deeper Dive


  • U20 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman (2011)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (2011)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (2010)
  • OHL Scholastic Player of the Year (Bobby Smith Trophy) (2010)
  • OHL Second All-Rookie Team (2009)
  • U17 WHC Gold Medal (2009)
  • OEHL U16 All Star Game (2008)