Eric Belanger

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 (180 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: December 16, 1977 in Sherbrooke, Quebec
Draft: Los Angeles, 4th round (96th overall), 1996 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Beauport Harfangs, Rimouski Oceanic

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2000-01 23 LAK NHL 62 9 12 21 14 16 6 1 2 1 11 1 0 80 11.3 832 13:25
2001-02 24 LAK NHL 53 8 16 24 2 21 5 2 1 1 10 6 0 67 11.9 771 14:33
2002-03 25 LAK NHL 62 16 19 35 -5 26 13 0 3 1 15 4 0 114 14.0 1097 17:42
2003-04 26 LAK NHL 81 13 20 33 -16 44 12 0 1 2 16 3 1 132 9.8 1378 17:01
2005-06 28 LAK NHL 65 17 20 37 -5 62 12 5 0 1 17 2 1 119 14.3 1141 17:33
2006-07 29 TOT NHL 80 17 18 35 -2 26 13 4 0 1 16 2 0 149 11.4 1299 16:15
2006-07 29 CAR NHL 56 8 12 20 -2 14 5 3 0 1 10 2 0 100 8.0 832 14:51
2006-07 29 ATL NHL 24 9 6 15 0 12 8 1 0 0 6 0 0 49 18.4 468 19:29
2007-08 30 MIN NHL 75 13 24 37 -6 30 5 7 1 3 17 7 0 115 11.3 230 1291 17:13 587 608 49.1 51 46 40 35 Selke-49
2008-09 31 MIN NHL 79 13 23 36 -5 26 9 4 0 4 12 9 2 147 8.8 259 1409 17:50 626 579 52.0 45 48 48 34 Selke-64
2009-10 32 TOT NHL 77 15 26 41 2 32 12 3 0 3 20 6 0 151 9.9 250 1194 15:31 521 403 56.4 47 29 40 23
2009-10 32 MIN NHL 60 13 22 35 -1 28 10 3 0 3 16 6 0 120 10.8 192 945 15:45 416 306 57.6 36 20 31 19
2009-10 32 WSH NHL 17 2 4 6 3 4 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 31 6.5 58 249 14:40 105 97 52.0 11 9 9 4
2010-11 33 PHX NHL 82 13 27 40 11 36 11 1 1 2 23 4 0 127 10.2 248 1422 17:21 717 580 55.3 71 45 45 29
2011-12 34 EDM NHL 78 4 12 16 -13 32 2 1 1 0 8 4 0 118 3.4 217 1149 14:44 557 450 55.3 36 41 50 38
2012-13 35 EDM NHL 26 0 3 3 -1 10 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 31 0.0 54 367 14:07 203 175 53.7 19 15 12 9
5 yrs LAK NHL 323 63 87 150 -10 169 48 8 7 6 69 16 2 512 12.3 5219 16:10
3 yrs MIN NHL 214 39 69 108 -12 84 24 14 1 10 45 22 2 382 10.2 681 3646 17:02 1629 1493 52.2 132 114 119 88
2 yrs EDM NHL 104 4 15 19 -14 42 2 1 1 0 11 4 0 149 2.7 271 1516 14:35 760 625 54.9 55 56 62 47
1 yr CAR NHL 56 8 12 20 -2 14 5 3 0 1 10 2 0 100 8.0 832 14:51
1 yr PHX NHL 82 13 27 40 11 36 11 1 1 2 23 4 0 127 10.2 248 1422 17:21 717 580 55.3 71 45 45 29
1 yr ATL NHL 24 9 6 15 0 12 8 1 0 0 6 0 0 49 18.4 468 19:29
1 yr WSH NHL 17 2 4 6 3 4 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 31 6.5 58 249 14:40 105 97 52.0 11 9 9 4
Career NHL 820 138 220 358 -24 361 100 28 10 19 168 48 4 1350 10.2 1919 13352 16:17 3211 2795 53.5 269 224 235 168

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 30 Minnesota Wild NHL 75 922.4 811 818 49.8 0.4 619 640 49.2 0.7 8.7 91.2 99.9 38.8 61.2
2008-09 31 Minnesota Wild NHL 79 1042.1 844 952 47.0 -2.5 634 725 46.7 -3.5 7.6 92.4 100.0 38.2 61.8
2009-10 32 2 Teams NHL 77 851 814 51.1 -1.6 647 606 51.6 -0.6 8.2 92.7 100.9 43.8 56.2
2009-10 32 Minnesota Wild NHL 60 687.8 632 608 51.0 -1.3 484 463 51.1 -1.1 8.5 92.0 100.4 43.7 56.3
2009-10 32 Washington Capitals NHL 17 207.4 219 206 51.5 -2.1 163 143 53.3 1.2 7.3 95.0 102.4 44.4 55.6
2010-11 33 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 1129.1 1143 1059 51.9 1.3 858 814 51.3 2.2 9.7 92.2 101.9 46.5 53.5
2011-12 34 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 859.5 731 852 46.2 -2.2 546 633 46.3 -3.7 5.9 92.3 98.2 41.9 58.1
2012-13 35 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 276.9 199 316 38.6 -10.4 141 229 38.1 -10.6 7.7 94.6 102.3 34.0 66.0
2 yrs NHL 78 1136.4 930 1168 44.3 -4.2 687 862 44.4 -5.3 6.3 92.9 99.2 39.8 60.2
3 yrs NHL 75 2652.2 2287 2378 49.0 -1.3 1737 1828 48.7 -1.5 8.2 91.9 100.1 40.0 60.0
Career NHL 75 5125.1 5430 5625 49.1 -1.4 4092 4253 49.0 -1.3 8.2 92.4 100.5 42.0 58.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2000-01 23 LAK NHL 62 8 0.15 0.19 0.34 0.13 0.26 1.29 10 13 23 9 41 3 31 7 14 0.7 1.3 2.0
2001-02 24 LAK NHL 53 9 0.15 0.30 0.45 0.16 0.40 1.26 9 18 27 10 32 12 26 8 2 1.3 1.1 2.4
2002-03 25 LAK NHL 62 14 0.26 0.31 0.56 0.22 0.42 1.84 18 21 39 16 46 9 62 20 -5 2.5 1.1 3.5
2003-04 26 LAK NHL 81 12 0.16 0.25 0.41 0.15 0.54 1.63 15 23 38 14 46 3 98 39 -16 1.3 0.7 2.0
2005-06 28 LAK NHL 65 14 0.26 0.31 0.57 0.22 0.95 1.83 17 19 36 14 49 9 80 35 -5 1.9 1.0 2.9
2006-07 29 TOT NHL 80 14 0.21 0.23 0.44 0.17 0.33 1.86 17 18 35 14 50 12 55 15 -2 1.6 1.4 3.0
2006-07 29 CAR NHL 56 7 0.14 0.21 0.36 0.13 0.25 1.79 8 12 20 8 32 10 32 8 -2 0.4 0.9 1.4
2006-07 29 ATL NHL 24 7 0.38 0.25 0.63 0.27 0.50 2.04 9 6 15 7 18 2 23 7 0 1.2 0.5 1.6
2007-08 30 MIN NHL 75 13 0.17 0.32 0.49 0.18 0.40 1.53 14 26 40 15 63 24 62 17 -6 1.7 1.3 2.9 Selke-49
2008-09 31 MIN NHL 79 13 0.16 0.29 0.46 0.17 0.33 1.86 14 23 37 14 56 19 56 14 -5 1.1 1.9 3.0 Selke-64
2009-10 32 TOT NHL 77 15 0.19 0.34 0.53 0.20 0.42 1.96 16 27 43 16 50 12 59 23 2 2.7 1.4 4.1
2009-10 32 MIN NHL 60 13 0.22 0.37 0.58 0.22 0.47 2.00 14 23 37 14 42 12 49 18 -1 2.5 1.2 3.7
2009-10 32 WSH NHL 17 2 0.12 0.24 0.35 0.13 0.24 1.82 2 4 6 2 8 0 10 5 3 0.2 0.2 0.4
2010-11 33 PHX NHL 82 14 0.16 0.33 0.49 0.17 0.44 1.55 14 29 43 16 66 9 61 15 11 1.8 1.7 3.5
2011-12 34 EDM NHL 78 5 0.05 0.15 0.21 0.07 0.41 1.51 5 13 18 6 33 8 55 17 -13 -1.0 0.8 -0.2
2012-13 35 EDM NHL 26 1 0.00 0.12 0.12 0.03 0.38 1.19 0 6 6 2 8 0 18 9 -1 -0.7 0.4 -0.3
5 yrs LAK NHL 323 57 0.20 0.27 0.46 0.18 0.52 1.59 69 94 163 63 214 36 297 109 -10 7.7 5.2 12.9
3 yrs MIN NHL 214 39 0.18 0.32 0.50 0.18 0.39 1.79 42 72 114 43 161 55 167 49 -12 5.3 4.4 9.6
2 yrs EDM NHL 104 6 0.04 0.14 0.18 0.06 0.40 1.43 5 19 24 8 41 8 73 26 -14 -1.7 1.2 -0.5
1 yr CAR NHL 56 7 0.14 0.21 0.36 0.13 0.25 1.79 8 12 20 8 32 10 32 8 -2 0.4 0.9 1.4
1 yr PHX NHL 82 14 0.16 0.33 0.49 0.17 0.44 1.55 14 29 43 16 66 9 61 15 11 1.8 1.7 3.5
1 yr ATL NHL 24 7 0.38 0.25 0.63 0.27 0.50 2.04 9 6 15 7 18 2 23 7 0 1.2 0.5 1.6
1 yr WSH NHL 17 2 0.12 0.24 0.35 0.13 0.24 1.82 2 4 6 2 8 0 10 5 3 0.2 0.2 0.4
Career NHL 820 133 0.17 0.27 0.44 0.16 0.44 1.65 149 236 385 146 540 120 663 219 -24 14.8 14.1 28.9

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2000-01 23 LAK NHL 13 1 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 18 5.6 179 13:47
2001-02 24 LAK NHL 7 0 0 0 -5 4 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 91 12:57
2006-07 29 ATL NHL 4 1 0 1 -6 12 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 67 16:47
2007-08 30 MIN NHL 6 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 21 111 18:34 52 44 54.2 3 0 4 3
2009-10 32 WSH NHL 7 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 20 99 14:05 76 38 66.7 2 7 3 2
2010-11 33 PHX NHL 4 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 9 64 15:57 32 26 55.2 8 0 1 3
Career NHL 41 2 5 7 -13 28 1 1 0 1 48 4.2 78 611 14:54 160 108 59.7 13 7 8 8

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
2001-04-18 LAK LAK 4-3 DET 1 2:36

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 30 Minnesota Wild NHL 6 80.8 68 69 49.6 -12.0 47 54 46.5 -12.5 0.0 97.4 97.4 42.1 57.9
2009-10 32 Washington Capitals NHL 7 77.4 104 60 63.4 4.0 66 43 60.6 2.6 2.2 96.8 98.9 60.8 39.2
2010-11 33 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 54.6 49 59 45.4 -2.7 39 50 43.8 -2.8 3.8 85.3 89.1 45.9 54.1
Career NHL 6 212.8 221 188 54.0 -3.3 152 147 50.8 -4.6 1.9 93.3 95.2 50.8 49.2

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1993-94 16 Magog Cantonniers QAAA 32 19 24 43 24
1994-95 17 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 71 12 28 40 31 24 9 1 2 3
1995-96 18 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 59 35 48 83 38 18 17 15 3 6
1996-97 19 2 Teams QMJHL 62 39 78 117 31 66 20 14 5 5
1996-97 19 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 33 16 37 53 7 32 7 8 1 2
1996-97 19 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 29 23 41 64 24 34 13 6 4 3
1997-98 20 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 56 17 34 51 -1 28 11 6 0 3 110 15.5
1998-99 21 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 8 18 26 8 10 7 1 0 0 67 11.9
1998-99 21 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1999-00 22 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 65 15 25 40 -5 20 9 6 0 3 116 12.9
2000-01 23 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 13 8 10 18 7 4 6 1 1 2 29 27.6
2004-05 27 HC Forst Bolzano Italy 12 13 10 23 20
Career 4 Seasons AHL 167 48 87 135 9 62 33 14 1 8 322 14.9
Career 1 Season IHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Career 1 Season Italy 12 13 10 23 20
Career 1 Season QAAA 32 19 24 43 24
Career 3 Seasons QMJHL 192 86 154 240 100 108 46 30 10 14

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 16 Magog Cantonniers QAAA 13 5 6 11 36
1994-95 17 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 18 5 9 14 25 3 1 1 2
1995-96 18 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 20 13 14 27 6 6 5 2 3
1996-97 19 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 4 2 3 5 -5 10 1 1 0 1
1997-98 20 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 4 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 0
1998-99 21 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
1999-00 22 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 7 3 3 6 1 2 2 1 0 1
2004-05 27 HC Forst Bolzano Italy 9 3 7 10 33
Career 3 Seasons AHL 14 5 5 10 1 6 3 2 0 1
Career 1 Season Italy 9 3 7 10 33
Career 1 Season QAAA 13 5 6 11 36
Career 3 Seasons QMJHL 42 20 26 46 -5 41 10 7 3 6

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 12 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Eric Belanger 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.0 2.0 -0.2 -0.3
Mike McPhee 92.3 4.1 3.8 3.4 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.0 0.6
Pat Flatley 90.3 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.2 2.8 2.5 1.5 1.4 0.4
Ron Stewart 90.3 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 0.7
Eric Nesterenko 89.9 3.6 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.9 0.3 0.0
Kelly Miller 88.6 4.3 3.6 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.5 1.4 0.0
Greg Johnson 87.1 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 0.4 0.1
John Tucker 85.5 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.2 2.4 2.1 2.1 1.5 0.3
Tony Hrkac 85.3 4.0 3.6 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 1.5 0.6 0.6 0.2
Ron Sutter 84.6 4.7 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.5 1.9 1.3 1.0 -0.1
Nick Mickoski 83.9 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.8 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Eric Belanger 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.4 2.0 2.0 -0.2 -0.3
Mike McPhee 92.3 4.1 3.8 3.4 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.0 0.6
Joel Otto 87.1 4.0 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.4 2.2 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.7 0.1 -0.8
Greg Johnson 86.8 4.1 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.4 0.1
Doug Risebrough 85.3 4.9 4.2 3.5 3.4 3.4 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.9 1.1 0.7 -0.1
Tony Hrkac 85.1 4.0 3.6 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.2
Bruce MacGregor 85.1 4.4 4.2 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 -0.3
John Tucker 84.4 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.2 2.4 2.1 2.1 1.5 0.3 -0.6
Matt Cooke 84.3 4.9 4.2 3.4 3.4 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.1 1.0 0.8 -0.6
Kelly Miller 84.1 4.3 3.6 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.1 1.6 1.5 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.0 -0.2
Mike Keane 83.8 4.3 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

December 22, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Bolzano (Italy), December 22, 2004.

September 29, 2006: Traded to Carolina by Los Angeles with Tim Gleason for Oleg Tverdovsky and Jack Johnson, September 29, 2006.

February 9, 2007: Traded to Nashville by Carolina for Josef Vasicek, February 9, 2007.

February 10, 2007: Traded to Atlanta by Nashville for Vitaly Vishnevski, February 10, 2007.

July 3, 2007: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 3, 2007.

March 3, 2010: Traded to Washington by Minnesota for Washington's 2nd round choice (Johan Larsson) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010.

September 14, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 14, 2010.

July 1, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2011.

July 15, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Yekaterinburg (KHL), July 15, 2013.

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