Loui Eriksson

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Loui Eriksson
Loui Eriksson.JPG
Born(1985-07-17) July 17, 1985 (age 28)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
PositionLW/RW
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Frölunda HC
Dallas Stars
National team Sweden
NHL Draft33rd overall, 2003
Dallas Stars
Playing career2003–present
 
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Loui Eriksson
Loui Eriksson.JPG
Born(1985-07-17) July 17, 1985 (age 28)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
PositionLW/RW
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Frölunda HC
Dallas Stars
National team Sweden
NHL Draft33rd overall, 2003
Dallas Stars
Playing career2003–present

Loui Eriksson (born July 17, 1985) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Eriksson in 2011

Eriksson started playing for Lerums BK at a young age and excelled beyond others his age quickly. By age 11, he was already playing with the older U-16 team. His talent was recognized at various tournaments and he finally landed on the junior team for Frölunda HC.

Eriksson's professional career began in Elitserien, where he played for Frölunda HC. Eriksson won Rookie of the Year honors in 2004 at the age of 18 after posting eight goals and five assists in 46 games. A year later Eriksson would post five goals and nine assists in 39 games, helping Frölunda HC win the Swedish ice hockey championship (SM-guld).

Dallas Stars[edit]

In the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Stars drafted Eriksson in the second round with the 33rd overall pick. After playing in his second season with Frölunda of Elitserien, Eriksson returned to North America and appeared in two preseason games for Dallas in 2005. His professional debut in North America came on October 6, 2005, with the Iowa Stars, a game where Eriksson posted his first assist and point of the season.

Eriksson's first NHL goal came in his debut, October 4, 2006, against the Colorado Avalanche. He had a breakout season in 2008–09 where he led the Stars with 36 goals, placing him 5th in the West and 12th overall in goal-scoring. Also during his break-out season Eriksson was one of only three Dallas Stars to play in all 82 games. Prior to the following season on October 2, 2009, he was recognized as a significant offensive force of the Stars attack by re-signing to a six-year contract extension worth $25.5 million.[1]

Eriksson participated in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2011. He had a goal and two assists as well as the eventual game-winning empty-net goal to lead all players with four points (matched only by Shea Weber with four assists).

Boston Bruins[edit]

On July 4th, 2013 a trade took place between the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins sending Eriksson to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a 7 player deal. Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and Ryan Button. In exchange, the Bruins acquired Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2003–04Frölunda HCSEL4685134101560
2004–05Frölunda HCSEL3959144120000
2005–06Iowa StarsAHL783129602772570
2006–07Iowa StarsAHL155381392570
2006–07Dallas StarsNHL59613191840110
2007–08Dallas StarsNHL6914173128184488
2007–08Iowa StarsAHL21232
2008–09Dallas StarsNHL8236276314
2009–10Dallas StarsNHL8229427126
2010–11Dallas StarsNHL792746738
2011–12Dallas StarsNHL8226457112
2012–13HC DavosNLA73360
2012–13Dallas StarsNHL481217298
SEL totals851314278221560
NHL totals501150207357114224598

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold2013 Sweden/Finland
Silver2011 Germany
Bronze2009 Switzerland
YearTeamCompGPGAPtsPIM
2003SwedenWJC18652712
2004SwedenWJC61122
2005SwedenWJC62350
2009SwedenWC93470
2010SwedenOG43140
2011SwedenWC93142
2012SwedenWC858132
2013SwedenWC1055100
Junior int'l totals18861414
Senior int'l totals401919384

Achievements[edit]

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