Travis Erstad
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Travis Erstad

Hometown:

Stevens Point Wisconsin

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1988-11-09

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

4th round (100th overall), 2007

Weight:

182 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Erstad spent most of the campaign playing high school hockey with Stevens Point in Wisconsin. He was a goal-scoring machine during this time, finding the back of the net 22 times in just 20 games. At the conclusion of the high school season, Erstad joined the Lincoln Stars of the USHL. He played 11 games with the Stars, scoring one goal.

2007-08: This was Erstad’s fist full season with the Lincoln Stars (USHL). This was a season of learning for the center, but he still managed to record 19 points (9g+10a) in 52 games with the squad. He showed that he can be a gritty player, using his size to rack up 104 PIM. Another eight postseason games yielded another goal and two assists. He is currently playing at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

2008-09: As a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Erstad played in 26 games and recorded 10 goals and 7 assists for 17 points.

2009-10: Erstad scored 5 goals, 10 assist for 15 points in 23 games as a sophomore for UW-Stevens Point.

2010-11: Erstad missed the entire season at Wisconsin-Stevens Point due to injury.

2011-12: Erstad was limited to 16 games in his junior season at Wisconsin-Stevens Point due to injury, recording 5 assists with 36 penalty minutes. After undergoing multiple surgeries he was forced to retire from hockey for health reasons.

 

Talent Analysis

A point-producing forward would best describe Erstad. He is crafty while carrying the puck, and uses his good skating ability to create open space on the ice. He is also a capable passer, often setting up his linemates for goals of their own.

 

Future

Erstad has apparently decided to end his hockey career due to injury.