Erik Condra

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Erik Condra
Erik Condra 2013-05-19.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 27)
Trenton, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 211th overall, 2006
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2009–present

Erik Paul Condra[1] (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey player. Condra is a member of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Condra played for the University of Notre Dame in the CCHA. His cousin Anders Bjork was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Condra played junior hockey with the Texarkana Bandits of the NAHL in 2003-04, where in 56 games, he scored 20 goals and 44 points to lead the club in points. He moved to the Lincoln Stars of the USHL for the 2004-05 season. In 60 games with Lincoln, Condra tied for the team high with 30 goals, while finishing second on the club with 60 points, helping the Stars to a playoff berth. In four post-season games, Condra had two assists.

Condra joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish of the CCHA for the 2005-06 season. As a freshman, Condra had six goals, and a team high 34 points in 36 games with Notre Dame, and placed him on the All-Rookie team of the CCHA. After the season, the Ottawa Senators drafted Condra with the 211th overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. While at Notre Dame, Condra studied pre-med in psychology.[2]

His offensive numbers improved in the 2006-07, as Condra once again led the Fighting Irish in points, as he scored 14 goals and 48 points in 42 games. In 2007-08, Condra led the team in scoring once again, scoring 15 goals and 38 points in 41 games played. Condra finished his collegiate career in 2008-09, leading Notre Dame in scoring for the fourth consecutive season, as he scored 13 goals and 38 points in 40 games.

Ottawa Senators[edit]

After a very successful college career, the Ottawa Senators assigned Condra to their AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators for the 2009–10 season. In his first professional season, Condra had 11 goals and 38 points while appearing in all 80 games for the Senators. However, Binghamton failed to reach the playoffs.

Condra began the 2010–11 season with Binghamton, scoring 17 goals and 47 points in 55 games before being called up by the Ottawa Senators. He made his NHL debut on February 15, 2011, recording an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders. Condra scored his first NHL goal on February 26, 2011, scoring twice against goaltender Brian Boucher in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He had another two goal game on March 8, 2011, against Martin Brodeur as Ottawa defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1. In total, Condra registered six goals and 11 points in 26 games with Ottawa. After Ottawa's season concluded, Condra was sent back to Binghamton for their playoff run, where he scored five goals and 17 points in 23 games, as the Senators won the 2011 Calder Cup.

In his first full NHL season, Condra earned a regular roster spot in Ottawa. Though he struggled offensively at times, he established himself as a dependable defensive forward and recorded 8 goals and 25 points in 81 games.

During the 2012 NHL Lockout, Condra spent time with the Fussen Leopards, a third division club in Germany.[3] After dominating at that level, he moved up to the second-tier league Eishockey-Bundesliga, joining fellow NHLers Matt D'Agostini and Rick DiPietro with SC Riessersee.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Texarkana Bandits NAHL 56 20 24 44 71
2004–05 Lincoln Stars USHL 60 30 30 60 56 4 0 2 2 4
2005–06 Notre Dame CCHA 36 6 28 34 32
2006–07 Notre Dame CCHA 42 14 34 48 18
2007–08 Notre Dame CCHA 41 15 23 38 26
2008–09 Notre Dame CCHA 40 13 25 38 34
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 80 11 27 38 61
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 55 17 30 47 28 23 5 12 17 8
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 26 6 5 11 12
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 8 17 25 30 7 1 0 1 0
2012–13 EV Füssen 3.GBun 7 8 11 19 2
2012–13 SC Riessersee 2.GBun 10 10 5 15 8
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 4 8 12 34 10 1 6 7 2
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 6 10 16 30
NHL totals 231 24 40 64 106 17 2 6 8 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2005-06
All-CCHA Second Team 2008-09
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2008–09
Calder Cup Binghamton Senators 2010-11

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dan VeNard
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award
2008–09
Succeeded by
Aaron Lewicki