Eric Werner (D)
||Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
2007-08 Season: Split the season in Europe between the Ilves Tampere in Finland and the DEG Metro Stars in Germany…Collected 10 points (3-7=10) and 18 penalty minutes in 28 games with Tampere...Tallied five points (1-4=5) and 14 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Metro Stars.
Career Highlights: Made his AHL debut with the Monarchs against the Hartford Wolf Pack on October, 8, 2005…Played parts of both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons with the Monarchs…Recorded 36 points (5-31=36) and 41 penalty minutes in 74 games over two seasons with Manchester…Tallied his first AHL point, an assist, against Portland on December 28, 2005…Registered his first AHL goal against Lowell on December 20, 2006…Collected 49 points (15-34=49) and 42 penalty minutes in 66 games with the ECHL’s Reading Royals from 2005-07…Scored his first professional goal against Trenton on October 29, 2006…Two-time Central Collegiate Hockey Association Defenseman of the Week at the University of Michigan…Led the Wolverines defensemen with 31 points (8-23=31)…Notched three game-winning goals, including the CCHA First Round series-clinching goal in overtime versus Notre Dame…Awarded a pre-season All-CCHA Honorable Mention…Ranked 10th on Michigan’s all-time defensemen scoring list with 92 points (27-5=92)…Member of the All-Great Lakes Invitational Team in 2003-04…Led the team in game-winning goals (four) during his junior season (2003-04)…Scored a career-high nine goals in 42 games during his junior campaign…Named to the Bauer/CCHA All-Rookie Team during his freshman season (2001-02)…Led all CCHA defensemen in assists with 20 in his first year with Michigan…Spent the 2000-01 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League…Ranked second among defensemen in points with 42 (6-36=42).
Transactions: Agreed to a one-year contract with the Monarchs on September 1, 2005…Signed a one-year contract with the Monarchs on August 30, 2006…Inked a one-year contract with the Monarchs on August 11, 2008.