Eric Selleck
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Eric Selleck

Hometown:

Spencerville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-10-20

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Florida, 2014

Weight:

210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Eric Selleck scored 43 goals with 38 assists with 120 PIM in 49 games for the Pembroke of the CJHL. Selleck scored 8 goals with 21 assists and 28 PIM in 14 playoff games for the Lumber Kings.

2008-09: Selleck scored 13 goals with 13 assists and 45 PIM as a freshman for NCAA Division III Oswego (NY) State. The Lakers finished 18-8-1 after falling to Plattsburgh State, 5-4 in OT of the SUNYAC Championship game. Selleck was named SUNYAC Rookie of the Year.

2009-10: Selleck led Oswego State in scoring as a sophomore with 21 goals and 33 assists and had 48 PIM in 28 games. The Lakers won the SUNYAC regular season and conference tournaments and reached the Division III semifinals. Selleck was named to the NCAA Division III East All-America team. Selleck signed a free agent contract with Florida in April.

2010-11: Selleck, a high-scoring forward during his NCAA Division III college days assumed the policeman role for Rochester (AHL) in his first season of pro hockey. Selleck had a team-leading 214 PMs in 67 games for the last-place Amerks. Offensively, he chipped in with 5 goals and 11 assists. His -4 plus/minus was middle-of-the-pack for a Rochester team that gave up the second-most goals in the AHL.

2011-12: Selleck  was among the AHL leaders in penalty minutes in his second pro season with Florida affiliate San Antonio. His 204 minutes in 71 games led the Rampage and were fifth-most in the league. Offensively he scored 5 goals with 4 assists and he finished with a minus-ten plus/minus. San Antonio finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Selleck had no points and 4 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

2012-13: Selleck made an inauspicious NHL debut with the Panthers in a March 19th game against Carolina, receiving a two-game suspension for leaving the bench to start a fight and suffering a concussion in the scrap with the Hurricanes' Kevin Westgarth. He returned for the season finale, recording an assist and finishing +2 in Florida's 5-3 win over the Lightning. Selleck spent most of his third pro season with Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio. He led the Rampage with 181 penalty minutes in 60 games and was an even plus/minus with 5 goals and 11 assists. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division. Selleck signed a one-year contract extension with Florida in June, 2013.

 

Talent Analysis

Selleck is an enforcer in the traditional sense. While he may possess some offensive skills and skating ability, his primary duty on any roster is to play a bottom-line role and to drop the gloves with regularity.

Future

Although Selleck saw his first NHL ice time last season, he will struggle to make the Panthers roster in any capacity other than a temporary call up.

Selleck was dealt by the Florida Panthers to the St. Louis Blues in a deal that sent Mark Mancari to the Panthers in March of 2014.

 

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