Last updated: November 09. 2013 10:34PM - 360 Views
By - tvenesky@timesleader.com

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Player: Erik Christensen

Played with WBS Penguins: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07

Where is he now? Playing with HV71 Jonkoping in Sweden.

Christensen was drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2002 NHL draft and played in 141 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring 50 goals and 97 points. He went on to have a lengthy NHL career, spending parts of two seasons with Pittsburgh before finally landing with the big club full-time for after being called up in the 2006-2007 season.

Christensen went on to play 387 NHL games with Pittsburgh, the Atlanta Thrashers, New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild. His best season came in 2006-07, when he scored 18 goals and 33 points in 61 games with Pittsburgh.

Following the 2011-12 season, which he split between Minnesota and the Rangers in the NHL and Connecticut in the AHL, Christensen played the following year in the KHL. He opened this season in the KHL, playing in 12 games before joining the club in Sweden.

— Tom Venesky

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