2005-06: Made his Blues debut on Oct. 5, at Detroit, notching his first goal as a Blue Appeared in 32 games, collecting nine points (6g, 3a) along with 45 penalty minutes Underwent season ending shoulder surgery on Jan. 26 Collected his 300th career NHL penalty minute on Dec. 28 at Chicago Tied a career high with 15 penalty minutes on Nov. 9 at Columbus Missed 50 games due to injury.
CAREER: 2004-05: Did not play 2003-04: Tallied 25 points (7g,18a) along with 67 penalty minutes, in 77 games with the Oilers Ranked 14th in the NHL and led Edmonton, averaging 24:39 minutes of ice time Was tied for fourth on Edmonton with 10 power play points (3g, 7a) Registered six multiple point games, all two-point games Posted a three-game scoring streak from March 12-16, notching four assists Scored the overtime game-winner on Feb. 21 vs. Vancouver. Recorded his 100th career NHL point on Jan. 29 vs. Chicago Registered his 200th career NHL PIM on Oct. 16 vs. Buffalo Played in his 400th career NHL game on March 26 vs. Los Angeles. 2002-03: Ranked first among Oilers defensemen and was 10th on the team with 29 points (8g, 21a) Posted career highs in all offensive categories Appeared in his first career NHL All-Star Game for the Western Conference on Feb. 2 at Florida. 2001-02: Notched 25 points (7g, 18a) in 81 games for Edmonton Ranked second on Edmonton, averaging 23:55 minutes of ice time Ranked second on the team in hits, finished third on the team in blocked shots and was fifth on the team in shots on goal. 2000-01: Tallied 21 points (7g, 14a) along with 53 penalty minutes in 77 games played Was tied for first on the Oilers, posting a plus-15 rating Ranked second on the team with 162 hits and was fifth with 91 blocked shots. 1999-2000: Split the season with the New York Islanders and the Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL Registered a pair of assists in 26 games with the Islanders Notched four points (2g, 2a) in 25 matches with Lowell 1998-99: Made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders on Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh Tallied 11 points (5g, 6a) along with 32 penalty minutes, skating in 63 games Averaged 15:30 minutes of ice time per game.
JUNIOR CAREER: Played three seasons for the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League (1995-98), amassing 76 points (14g, 62a) along with 151 penalty minutes in 168 games played ... Was the Cougars assistant captain in 1997-98 ... Was the assistant captain of the Canadian National Junior Team in 1998 ... Selected to play in the WHL All-Star Game in 1997-98 ... Was named to the Western Division Second All-Star Team in 1997-98 ... Was named as the Cougars All-Scholastic Player in 1996-97 and Cougars Rookie of the Year in 1995-96.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Captured the Gold Medal for Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, scoring four points (1g, 3a) Represented Team Canada at the 2004 World Championships for the third consecutive season helping Team Canada win its second consecutive gold medal Scored two points (1g, 1a) along with six penalty minutes while posing a plus-four in the nine games played Appeared in his second consecutive World Championships IN 2003 in Helsinki, scoring three points (1g, 2a) along with eight penalty minutes in nine games played leading Canada to the Gold Medal Won the gold medal with Team Canada at 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Notched a pair of goals, including a game-winner, while posting an even rating in six games played Made his first appearance for Team Canada at the 2002 World Championships in Sweden, where he was tied for the team scoring lead with five points (2g, 3a) seven games.
BACKGROUND: Lists winning the gold medal for Team Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City as his greatest hockey moment Is involved with the Mark Recchi, Shane Doan charity golf tournament Enjoys skiing, golf and tennis Eric and his wife, Rebecca live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
TRANSACTIONS: August 2, 2005 - Traded to St. Louis from Edmonton along with defensemen Doug Lynch and Jeff Woywitka in exchange for defenseman Chris Pronger June 24, 2000 - Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders along with Josh Green and NY Islanders second choice (Brad Winchester) in 2000 Entry Draft in exchange for Roman Hamrlik June 21, 1997 - NY Islanders second choice, fifth overall.