Erik Christensen

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: December 17, 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta
Draft: Pittsburgh, 3rd round (69th overall), 2002 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Brandon Wheat Kings, Kamloops Blazers

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
2005-06 22 PIT NHL 33 6 7 13 -3 34 4 2 0 0 4 3 0 85 7.1 471 14:17
2006-07 23 PIT NHL 61 18 15 33 -3 26 12 6 0 1 10 5 0 133 13.5 709 11:38
2007-08 24 TOT NHL 59 11 13 24 -10 30 9 2 0 0 7 6 0 132 8.3 233 788 13:21 277 197 58.4 35 2 20 14
2007-08 24 PIT NHL 49 9 11 20 -3 28 7 2 0 0 7 4 0 109 8.3 190 618 12:37 184 130 58.6 28 2 14 11
2007-08 24 ATL NHL 10 2 2 4 -7 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 8.7 43 170 16:57 93 67 58.1 7 0 6 3
2008-09 25 TOT NHL 64 7 21 28 -9 20 5 2 0 0 16 5 0 122 5.7 210 873 13:39 277 220 55.7 19 6 26 12
2008-09 25 ATL NHL 47 5 14 19 -7 14 4 1 0 0 11 3 0 90 5.6 167 671 14:16 233 194 54.6 17 6 23 8
2008-09 25 ANA NHL 17 2 7 9 -2 6 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 32 6.3 43 203 11:55 44 26 62.9 2 0 3 4
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 58 8 18 26 11 26 7 1 0 1 15 3 0 86 9.3 172 861 14:51 329 345 48.8 52 16 22 10
2009-10 26 ANA NHL 9 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 19 103 11:27 21 30 41.2 6 3 2 2
2009-10 26 NYR NHL 49 8 18 26 14 24 7 1 0 1 15 3 0 77 10.4 153 758 15:28 308 315 49.4 46 13 20 8
2010-11 27 NYR NHL 63 11 16 27 3 18 7 4 0 1 13 3 0 86 12.8 166 804 12:46 316 323 49.5 34 11 28 17
2011-12 28 TOT NHL 49 7 5 12 -13 8 4 3 0 1 4 1 0 44 15.9 89 510 10:24 159 143 52.6 26 4 11 16
2011-12 28 NYR NHL 20 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 10 10.0 21 162 8:07 61 53 53.5 12 1 4 4
2011-12 28 MIN NHL 29 6 1 7 -13 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 34 17.6 68 347 11:59 98 90 52.1 14 3 7 12
3 yrs NYR NHL 132 20 38 58 17 44 14 6 0 2 31 7 0 173 11.6 340 1724 13:04 685 691 49.8 92 25 52 29
3 yrs PIT NHL 143 33 33 66 -9 88 23 10 0 1 21 12 0 327 10.1 408 1799 12:35 184 130 58.6 28 2 14 11
2 yrs ANA NHL 26 2 7 9 -5 8 1 1 0 0 5 2 0 41 4.9 62 306 11:45 65 56 53.7 8 3 5 6
2 yrs ATL NHL 57 7 16 23 -14 16 6 1 0 0 11 5 0 113 6.2 210 840 14:45 326 261 55.5 24 6 29 11
1 yr MIN NHL 29 6 1 7 -13 6 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 34 17.6 68 347 11:59 98 90 52.1 14 3 7 12
Career NHL 387 68 95 163 -24 162 48 20 0 4 69 26 0 688 9.9 1088 5016 12:58 1358 1228 52.5 166 39 107 69

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 24 2 Teams NHL 59 461 618 42.7 -2.3 361 468 43.5 -2.8 9.2 90.4 99.6 44.3 55.7
2007-08 24 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 49 503.8 371 486 43.3 -1.9 289 363 44.3 -2.5 9.1 91.8 100.9 43.1 56.9
2007-08 24 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 10 131.5 90 132 40.5 -3.6 72 105 40.7 -2.4 9.4 85.7 95.1 48.1 51.9
2008-09 25 2 Teams NHL 64 611 650 48.5 -3.1 473 519 47.7 -4.8 7.7 90.5 98.2 46.5 53.5
2008-09 25 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 47 552.3 462 514 47.3 -1.7 347 406 46.1 -4.2 7.8 91.2 99.0 42.1 57.9
2008-09 25 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 162.9 149 136 52.3 -4.9 126 113 52.7 -4.6 7.3 88.0 95.3 68.2 31.8
2009-10 26 2 Teams NHL 58 658 695 48.6 -0.4 490 548 47.2 -2.7 9.4 94.6 103.9 55.6 44.4
2009-10 26 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 85.8 68 76 47.2 -0.7 50 63 44.2 -4.1 0.0 92.3 92.3 60.4 39.6
2009-10 26 New York Rangers NHL 49 661.1 590 619 48.8 -0.6 440 485 47.6 -2.9 10.5 94.8 105.3 55.0 45.0
2010-11 27 New York Rangers NHL 63 659.9 532 653 44.9 -7.3 386 476 44.8 -9.3 10.4 93.6 104.0 53.3 46.7
2011-12 28 2 Teams NHL 49 311 438 41.5 -5.1 221 328 40.3 -6.1 5.7 90.9 96.5 49.4 50.6
2011-12 28 New York Rangers NHL 20 133.7 102 129 44.2 -2.6 71 100 41.5 -5.5 8.5 94.7 103.2 43.6 56.4
2011-12 28 Minnesota Wild NHL 29 300.2 209 309 40.3 -6.2 150 228 39.7 -6.3 4.5 89.2 93.6 52.0 48.0
2 yrs NHL 17 248.6 217 212 50.6 -2.8 176 176 50.0 -3.5 5.3 89.5 94.7 64.9 35.1
2 yrs NHL 47 683.8 552 646 46.1 -2.1 419 511 45.1 -3.9 8.1 90.1 98.1 43.3 56.7
3 yrs NHL 20 1454.7 1224 1401 46.6 -3.8 897 1061 45.8 -6.0 10.3 94.3 104.5 53.2 46.8
4 yrs NHL 59 2041 2401 45.9 -2.1 1545 1863 45.3 -3.4 8.3 91.7 100.0 49.3 50.7
Career NHL 10 3191.0 4614 5455 45.8 -2.7 3476 4202 45.3 -4.1 8.5 92.0 100.5 49.8 50.2

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
2005-06 22 PIT NHL 33 5 0.18 0.21 0.39 0.15 1.03 2.58 6 7 13 5 26 8 22 1 -3 0.5 0.4 0.8
2006-07 23 PIT NHL 61 14 0.30 0.25 0.54 0.22 0.43 2.18 19 15 34 14 42 16 29 0 -3 3.2 0.6 3.8
2007-08 24 TOT NHL 59 9 0.19 0.22 0.41 0.16 0.51 2.24 12 14 26 10 37 13 36 2 -10 1.5 0.4 1.9
2007-08 24 PIT NHL 49 8 0.18 0.22 0.41 0.16 0.57 2.22 10 12 22 9 29 10 24 2 -3 1.3 0.5 1.8
2007-08 24 ATL NHL 10 2 0.20 0.20 0.40 0.17 0.20 2.30 2 2 4 2 8 3 12 0 -7 0.2 -0.1 0.1
2008-09 25 TOT NHL 64 9 0.11 0.33 0.44 0.15 0.31 1.91 7 21 28 10 43 16 37 1 -9 1.2 0.4 1.6
2008-09 25 ATL NHL 47 7 0.11 0.30 0.40 0.14 0.30 1.91 5 14 19 7 28 8 28 1 -7 0.6 0.3 0.9
2008-09 25 ANA NHL 17 3 0.12 0.41 0.53 0.17 0.35 1.88 2 7 9 3 15 8 9 0 -2 0.6 0.1 0.7
2009-10 26 TOT NHL 58 9 0.14 0.31 0.45 0.16 0.45 1.48 9 19 28 10 38 5 22 0 11 1.3 1.5 2.8
2009-10 26 ANA NHL 9 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.22 1.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -3 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
2009-10 26 NYR NHL 49 9 0.16 0.37 0.53 0.19 0.49 1.57 9 19 28 10 38 5 19 0 14 1.6 1.5 3.1
2010-11 27 NYR NHL 63 10 0.17 0.25 0.43 0.16 0.29 1.37 12 17 29 11 36 8 25 0 3 1.9 1.1 3.0
2011-12 28 TOT NHL 49 5 0.14 0.10 0.24 0.10 0.16 0.90 8 5 13 6 17 7 23 0 -13 0.7 0.1 0.8
2011-12 28 NYR NHL 20 2 0.05 0.20 0.25 0.08 0.10 0.50 1 4 5 2 7 2 5 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.4
2011-12 28 MIN NHL 29 4 0.21 0.03 0.24 0.12 0.21 1.17 7 1 8 4 10 5 18 0 -13 0.5 -0.1 0.4
3 yrs NYR NHL 132 21 0.15 0.29 0.44 0.16 0.33 1.31 22 40 62 23 81 15 49 0 17 3.6 2.9 6.5
3 yrs PIT NHL 143 26 0.23 0.23 0.46 0.18 0.62 2.29 35 34 69 28 97 34 75 3 -9 5.0 1.4 6.4
2 yrs ANA NHL 26 3 0.08 0.27 0.35 0.11 0.31 1.58 2 7 9 3 15 8 12 0 -5 0.3 0.1 0.4
2 yrs ATL NHL 57 8 0.12 0.28 0.40 0.14 0.28 1.98 7 16 23 8 36 11 40 1 -14 0.8 0.2 1.0
1 yr MIN NHL 29 4 0.21 0.03 0.24 0.12 0.21 1.17 7 1 8 4 10 5 18 0 -13 0.5 -0.1 0.4
Career NHL 387 62 0.18 0.25 0.42 0.16 0.42 1.78 73 98 171 67 239 73 194 4 -24 10.2 4.5 14.7

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
2006-07 23 PIT NHL 4 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 33 8:15
2008-09 25 ANA NHL 8 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0 23 85 10:37 2 2 50.0 1 1 1 6
2010-11 27 NYR NHL 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 10 10.0 18 65 13:04 25 17 59.5 6 2 0 3
Career NHL 17 1 2 3 -2 8 0 1 0 0 26 3.8 47 183 10:47 27 19 58.7 7 3 1 9

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%
2008-09 25 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 70.5 65 76 46.1 -4.8 43 59 42.2 -10.0 3.6 95.2 98.8 52.9 47.1
2010-11 27 New York Rangers NHL 5 48.7 51 57 47.2 3.5 29 42 40.8 -5.3 5.0 96.4 101.4 76.9 23.1
Career NHL 8 119.1 116 133 46.6 -0.8 72 101 41.6 -7.8 4.2 95.7 99.9 65.8 34.2

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
1998-99 15 Leduc Oil Kings AMBHL 36 34 42 76 70
1999-00 16 Kamloops Blazers WHL 66 9 5 14 -14 39 7 2 0 2
2000-01 17 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 21 23 44 -2 36 14 7 0 1
2001-02 18 Kamloops Blazers WHL 70 22 36 58 -4 68 12 10 0 4
2002-03 19 Kamloops Blazers WHL 67 54 54 108 26 60 34 18 2 10
2003-04 20 2 Teams WHL 63 27 35 62 22 60 17 9 1 3
2003-04 20 Kamloops Blazers WHL 29 10 14 24 17 40 8 2 0 0
2003-04 20 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 34 17 21 38 5 20 9 7 1 3
2004-05 21 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 77 14 13 27 -1 33 10 4 0 3
2005-06 22 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 48 24 22 46 10 50 12 11 1 4 171 14.0
2006-07 23 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 16 12 12 24 7 8 5 7 0 3 57 21.1
2009-10 26 Manitoba Moose AHL 6 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 14 14.3
2011-12 28 Connecticut Whale AHL 5 2 1 3 0 8 2 0 0 0 11 18.2
2012-13 29 HC Lev Praha KHL 41 11 10 21 18
Career 5 Seasons AHL 152 54 48 102 18 99 31 22 1 10 253 15.8
Career 1 Season AMBHL 36 34 42 76 70
Career 1 Season KHL 41 11 10 21 18
Career 5 Seasons WHL 338 133 153 286 28 263 84 46 3 20

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1999-00 16 Kamloops Blazers WHL 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 17 Kamloops Blazers WHL 4 1 1 2 -4 0 0 1 0 0
2001-02 18 Kamloops Blazers WHL 4 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0
2002-03 19 Kamloops Blazers WHL 6 1 7 8 2 14 1 0 0 1
2003-04 20 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 11 8 4 12 -2 8 2 6 0 1
2004-05 21 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 11 1 6 7 -1 4 1 0 0 0
2005-06 22 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 11 2 2 4 -4 2 1 1 0 0 30 6.7
Career 2 Seasons AHL 22 3 8 11 -5 6 2 1 0 0 30 6.7
Career 5 Seasons WHL 29 10 12 22 -5 28 3 7 0 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Erik Christensen 3.8 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.8
Tim Higgins 92.3 4.2 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.5 0.7 0.7
Trevor Letowski 91.2 3.7 3.2 2.4 1.9 1.3 0.8 0.5
Pierre Jarry 89.6 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.8 1.7 1.0 0.0
Patrik Stefan 88.7 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8
Doug Mohns 88.6 3.8 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.8
Brian Bradley 87.8 3.6 2.9 2.4 1.9 1.8 0.5 -0.2
Rem Murray 87.7 4.2 3.1 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 1.0
Chad Larose 87.3 3.4 3.4 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.0 0.7
Mike Eaves 86.2 3.5 3.1 2.6 2.0 1.5 1.4 -0.1
Chris Kelly 86.1 3.9 2.8 2.8 2.1 2.0 1.3 -0.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Erik Christensen 3.8 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.8
Pierre Jarry 89.6 3.8 3.1 2.3 1.8 1.7 1.0 0.0
Patrik Stefan 88.7 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.8
Trevor Letowski 88.1 3.7 3.2 2.4 1.9 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 -0.3
Grant Marshall 87.8 3.9 3.1 2.7 2.3 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1
Chad Larose 87.3 3.4 3.4 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.0 0.7 -0.5
Vitali Yachmenev 86.7 4.0 3.6 2.9 2.2 1.5 1.4 0.6 0.0
Mike Eaves 86.2 3.5 3.1 2.6 2.0 1.5 1.4 -0.1
Hank Goldup 86.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.9 1.2 0.5
Blair Chapman 85.5 4.2 3.3 3.1 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.0
Ernie Hicke 85.2 3.7 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.9 0.9 -0.3

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 26, 2008: Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Colby Armstrong, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008.

March 4, 2009: Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta for Eric O'Dell, March 4, 2009.

December 2, 2009: Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Anaheim, December 2, 2009.

June 5, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), June 5, 2012.

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