Erik Reitz

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Erik Reitz
Born (1982-07-29) July 29, 1982 (age 32)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
EC Red Bull Salzburg
NHL Draft 170th overall, 2000
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2002–2012

Erik Reitz (born July 29, 1982 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American former professional ice hockey Enforcer who played in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Reitz was drafted 170th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League. He plays defense, and has also spent six seasons with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL). He made his NHL debut with the Wild in the 2005–06 season, playing in 5 games.

Reitz made the Wild roster for the 2008–09 season and played in 31 games before he was traded by the Wild to the New York Rangers in exchange for Dan Fritsche on January 29, 2009.[1] After 11 games with the Rangers, Erik was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 4, 2009.[2] Reitz never debuted for the Leafs after suffering a season-ending ankle injury on March 7, 2009.

On August 22, 2009, Reitz signed with Sibir Novosibirsk of the KHL.[3] After a single season in Russia, Reitz left to sign a one-year contract for EC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria on November 10, 2010.[4] Lacking match conditioning, Reitz trained with Salzburg for under a month before he was released without making his debut. Reitz returned to Salzburg the following 2011–12 season, appearing in 19 games for 1 assist before he was mutually released from his contract on January 30, 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Barrie Colts OHL 63 2 10 12 85 25 0 5 5 44
2000–01 Barrie Colts OHL 68 5 21 26 178 5 1 0 1 21
2001–02 Barrie Colts OHL 61 13 27 40 153 20 4 16 20 40
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 62 6 13 19 112 11 0 3 3 31
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 69 5 19 24 148 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 38 2 12 14 91
2005–06 Houston Aeros AHL 72 5 23 28 139 8 0 5 5 20
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 5 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 73 9 25 34 132
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 49 8 26 34 99 3 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 31 1 1 2 41
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 11 0 0 0 24
2009–10 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 38 1 6 7 146
2011–12 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 19 0 1 1 49
NHL totals 48 1 1 2 69 2 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Ontario Hockey League
Memorial Cup All-Star Team 2000
First All-Star Team 2002
Max Kaminsky Trophy 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild acquire Fritsche from Rangers". NHL. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ Dan Rosen (2009-03-04). "Stars, Leafs turn to waiver wire for help". NHL. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  3. ^ "In siberia, American Erik Reitz". (in rus)Sibir Novosibirsk. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Red Bulls recruit American defender". EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

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