Former Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Seriously Injured In Highway Accident

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Former Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was severely injured in a highway accident that took place in the early morning on Wednesday, his former agent told TSN.

According to the Ontario Police Department, there was an accident on Highway 401 near the town Napanee at 12:48 AM. They found out in their investigation that Erskine was driving a pickup truck the wrong way in the eastbound lane when the collision occurred.

Erskine was arrested at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, according to the police. The driver of the transport truck was not injured.

The department’s spokeswoman Const. Shannon Cork told TSN on Thursday that an investigation of the accident continues and charges have not taken place yet.

Erskine’s former agent, Pat Morris, confirmed that his one time client had been at a junior hockey game earlier on Tuesday night and was hospitalized after the accident. Morris just knew that Erskine was injured in the accident, he said.

In 350 career games with the Capitals, the defenseman posted 12 goals, 49 points, and a +14 rating. In 491 career NHL games, he recorded 15 goals, 54 points, and a -17 rating. He also played for the Dallas Stars and New York Islanders. The Stars drafted him in the second round of the 1998 NHL Draft.

By Harrison Brown

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2 Responses to Former Capitals Defenseman John Erskine Seriously Injured In Highway Accident

  1. NoVa Caps says:

    🙏 Big John

  2. Day One Caps Fan says:

    We love you, John Erskine! Come back to us in one piece

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