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Eric Godard
Eric Godard
Right Wing
Number: 28
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 7, 1980
Birthplace: Vernon, BC, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2008.
2009-10:  Physical winger collected three points (1+2) and 76 penalty minutes in 45 games ... Missed 16 games (Jan. 28 - Mar. 17) with a groin injury ... Appeared in his 300th NHL game Dec. 10 at Montreal ... Tied a career high with four shots on goal Dec. 10 at Montreal.

NHL CAREER:  Rugged winger compiled 728 penalty minutes in 316 career NHL games with NY Islanders, Calgary and Pittsburgh ... Collected four points (2+2) and 171 penalty minutes in his first season with Pittsburgh in 2008-09 ... Voted by his teammates as the “Player’s Player” Award winner as the player that best exemplifies leadership and dedication to teamwork following the 2008-09 season ... Named the team’s Edward J. DeBartolo “Community Service” Award winner for his exceptional effort and time committed to community and charity projects ... Played career-high 74 games with Calgary Flames in 2007-08 and registered career-high 171 penalty minutes (since tied) … Also appeared in five playoff games with Flames ... Made NHL debut with NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 17, 2002 … Recorded first NHL point with an assist Nov. 20, 2003 vs. Tampa Bay … Scored first NHL goal Dec. 19, 2005 vs. Toronto.

JUNIOR:  Played three seasons for Lethbridge of Western Hockey League from 1997-00, tallying 15 points (5+10) with 549 penalty minutes in 133 games … Led WHL in penalty minutes with 310 in 1999-00.

PERSONAL:  Nickname - “Godsy” ... Lists General Motors Place as favorite road arena and Nashville as favorite city to visit on the road … Other favorites include: food – fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches; movie – Touching the Void and The Union; vacation spot – St. Lucia … Signed through 2010-11.
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