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Erik Ersberg
Erik Ersberg
Goaltender
Number: 31
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 165
Catches: Left
Born: Mar 8, 1982
Birthplace: Sala, Sweden
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Acquired: Signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on May 31, 2007.
2009-10: 4-3-2 with 2.40 GAA and .906 spct in 11 regular season appearances with Kings…1-2 in shootouts (9-for-16, 56 percent)…31 saves April 11, 2010 at Colorado (2-1 OT win)…Entered in relief and stopped 12 of 13 shots and stopped two of three shootout attempts April 6, 2010 (5-4 win)…Entered in relief and stopped all 14 shots March 24, 2010 at Colorado (4-3 SOL)…21 saves and stopped six of 10 shootout attempts Feb. 11, 2010 vs. Edmonton (3-2 SOL)…34 saves Jan. 11, 2010 vs. San Jose (2-1 loss)…Entered in relief and stopped all nine shots Jan. 9, 2010 vs. St. Louis…19 saves Dec. 30, 2009 at Calgary (2-1 loss)…30 saves Dec. 9, 2009 at San Jose (5-4 OT win)…22 saves Nov. 11, 2009 at Carolina (5-2 win)…PLAYOFFS: Entered in relief and stopped two of four shots in Game 5 at Vancouver.

2008-09: 8-11-5 with 2.64 GAA and .900 spct in 28 appearances with Kings…1-4 in shootouts (12-for-20, 60 percent)…38 saves March 14, 2009 at San Jose (2-1 SOL)…Agreed to terms on two-year contract extension March 4, 2009...Selected to participate in the YoungStars event as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend (first-ever Kings goaltender selected for event, but did not play due to injury)...33 saves Dec. 13, 2008 vs. Minnesota (3-1 win)…24 saves Dec. 11, 2008 vs. St. Louis (6-2 win)…22 saves Nov. 29, 2008 vs. Chicago (5-2 win)…Started career-high 10 straight games Nov. 4 to Nov. 25, 2008 (5-3-2)…Career-high four-game win streak Nov. 6 to Nov. 13, 2008…24 saves Nov. 13, 2008 at Dallas (3-2 win)…19 saves and stopped four of five shootout attempts Nov. 11, 2008 vs. Dallas (3-2 win)…13 saves Nov. 6, 2008 vs. Florida (3-2 win)…26 saves Nov. 4, 2008 vs. Anaheim (1-0 OTL).

2007-08: 6-5-3 with 2.48 GAA, .927 spct and two shutouts in 14 appearances with Kings…1-1 in shootouts (8-for-10, 80 percent)…Led Kings goaltenders in goals-against average, save percentage, shutouts and shootout save percentage…Stopped 338 of 359 shots in first 11 NHL appearances Feb. 23 to March 27, 2008 (1.97 GAA and .942 spct)…Second career shutout March 27, 2008 vs. Phoenix (38 saves, 4-0 win)…First Kings rookie to post multiple shutouts in season since 2003-04 (Cristobal Huet)…Stopped all four attempts in first career shootout March 20, 2008 at Phoenix (6-5 win)…37 saves March 13, 2008 at Nashville (4-1 win)…First career shutout and win March 6, 2008 vs. Ottawa (40 saves, 2-0 win)…First shutout by Kings rookie since April 17, 2006 at San Jose (Jason LaBarbera)…First NHL rookie goaltender to make 40 saves in shutout since Nov. 14, 1996 (Vancouver's Mike Fountain)…The 40 saves were most ever by Kings rookie goaltender in shutout (previous mark was 38 saves by Gary Edwards March 5, 1972)…33 saves in first career NHL start March 2, 2008 at Minnesota (2-1 OTL)…Made NHL debut Feb. 2008 vs. Chicago (entered in relief and stopped 18 of 19 shots in 6-5 OTL)…First Swedish goaltender in Kings history...Recalled from Manchester (AHL) Feb. 21, 2008...10-13-2 with 2.92 GAA, .891 spct and one shutout in 30 appearances with Manchester…First professional shutout Dec. 14, 2007 vs. Portland.

2006-07: 22-12-7 with 2.39 GAA, .908 spct and four shutouts in 41 regular season appearances with HV71 Jonkoping of the Swedish Elite League…SEL Goaltender of the Year (Honken Trophy)…Candidate for SEL Rookie of the Year…7-7 with 2.71 GAA and .888 spct in 14 playoff appearances with HV71 Jonkoping.

2005-06: 7-2-1 with 1.79 GAA, .929 spct and two shutouts in 10 regular season appearances with HV71 Jonkoping…0-2 with 3.05 GAA and .857 spct in two playoff appearances with HV71 Jonkoping.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Represented Sweden at World Championships in 2007 (1 GP, 0-1-0, 4.06 GAA, .871 spct)…Represented Sweden at Karjala Tournament and Channel One Cup in 2006.