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TRAVIS EHRHARDT
Travis Ehrhardt
Position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 6’0” / 197 lbs.
Birthdate: April 12, 1987
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit in 2009
Team: Portland (Western Hockey League)
CSS Ranking: No. 202 among North American skaters
Departed: 2012 (not tendered qualifying offer, became free agent)

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HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoyed a solid WHL career but was never drafted … Attended Red Wings training camp as a free agent in 2008 but was cut and returned to WHL, where he led all Portland defense scorers (68-9-28-37) … The Red Wings signed him to a three-year deal in an effort to improve their defensive depth, which was thin at the time … Earned a spot in the AHL with Grand Rapids right away and spent the next three seasons with the Griffins, topping out with four goals and 11 assists in 52 games in 2010-11 … Wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer in 2012 and became an unrestricted free agent.

RWC SCOUTING EXCERPTS
Good skater and puck-mover … Stocky with good strength … Hard point shot … Versatile and has skated as a forward during his AHL time with Grand Rapids … Decision-making with puck needs work at the pro level … Has good skills but doesn’t produce much … Plays a simple game and doesn’t have a great deal of NHL upside.

RWC SCOUT QUOTES
“He can skate the puck out of trouble, which is a good. His upside is his skating and his size and (making) a good first pass out of his zone. He really has no problem with the physical aspects (of the AHL) or the speed in terms of defending.” — Grand Rapids Griffins GM Bob McNamara (2010).

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2004-2005 Calgary Northstars Midget AAA AMHL 11 0 0 0 2 |          
  Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 2 0 1 1 2 |          
 2005-2006 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 45 1 10 11 37 | Playoffs 18 0 2 2 18 
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 6 |          
 2006-2007 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 69 0 29 29 83 |          
 2007-2008 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 18 3 9 12 27 |          
  Portland Winterhawks WHL 54 7 22 29 53 |          
 2008-2009 Portland Winterhawks WHL 68 9 28 37 109 |          
  Manitoba Moose AHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2009-2010 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 42 0 5 5 38 |          
  Toledo Walleye ECHL 3 1 1 2 0 |          
 2010-2011 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 52 4 11 15 36 |          
 2011-2012 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 41 1 6 7 25 |          
 2012-2013 TPS Liiga 17 0 0 0 16 |          
  TPS ET 8 0 2 2 16 |          
 2013-2014 St. John’s IceCaps AHL 8 1 0 1 4 |          
  Stavanger Oilers Norway 14 1 3 4 30 | Playoffs 15 1 4 5 12 
  Team Canada Spengler Cup 3 0 1 1 0 |          

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