Eric Selleck got his pro-hockey start during the 2006-07 season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). During his two seasons with the Lumber Kings, the 6’2” Spencerville, Ontario native racked up 66 goals and 62 assists to complement his 257 penalty minutes. Both years he played in Pembroke, the Lumber Kings captured their league title and during the 2006-07 season they also won the annual CJHL tournament, allowing them to win the Fred Page Cup. During these two post-season runs, Eric picked up another 41 points and 57 penalty minutes.
Starting in the fall of 2008, Eric played NCAA Division III hockey at SUNY Oswego where he studied Business Administration. During his rookie season at Oswego, he scored 13 goals and assists and 45 penalty minutes to earn him the title of SUNYAC Rookie of the Year. His sophomore season would be another great one, as Eric picked up another 21 goals, 33 assists and 48 penalty minutes over a span of 28 games to land him the title of SUNYAC Most Valuable Player and a spot on the NCAA Division III East All-America team.
After his stand-out first two years for the SUNY Oswego Lakers, Selleck signed a two year contract with the Florida Panthers on April 21, 2010. In the fall he reported to Panthers Training Camp and was then reassigned to Rochester where he would play his first AHL season. While in Rochester, Eric’s role shifted from goal scorer, to more of an enforcer. He led the team in penalty minutes with a whopping 214 penalty minutes. However, he did tally 5 goals and 11 assists during his year with the Amerks. The following season, Eric moved with the rest of the Panthers prospects to San Antonio. While with the Rampage, Selleck was able to find the back of the net 5 times for the second straight season. Also for the second year in a row he would spend over 200 minutes of the season in the penalty box.
Eric is a player who’s not afraid to stand up for teammates on the ice or drop the gloves when needed. He is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1st along with a number of other Panthers prospects.
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