|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
214 lb (97 kg)
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Born||January 9, 1975,|
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 1993|
Detroit Red Wings
|Pro Career||1992 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
In his National Hockey League career, Eriksson has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets. He has also played for the St. John's Maple Leafs, Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons of the AHL. In 1999 the Red Wings sent Eriksson and two first round draft picks to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Chris Chelios.
After a two-year absence from the NHL, Eriksson re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 2, 2006, for a one-year deal. After a season in Columbus, he then signed with the Calgary Flames. This would be Eriksson's second time signing with the Calgary Flames. He signed a contract in 2004, but never played due to the NHL lockout, but instead played for HV71 in the Swedish Elite League.
On June 26, 2008, Calgary placed him on waivers. After being placed on waivers again by Calgary during training camp and not being picked up he was sent to the Quad City Flames of the American Hockey League. He was recalled by the Flames for the beginning of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, and appeared in their first game as well as game 6.
Without an NHL club to start the 2009-10 season, Eriksson signed with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL on December 4, 2009. After appearing in 8 games with the Rampage, Anders was signed by NHL affiliate, the Phoenix Coyotes on December 21, 2009. Eriksson played his first game with the Coyotes the same day in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
On March 3, 2010 Eriksson was traded from the Coyotes to the New York Rangers for Miika Wiikman and a 2011 7th round pick. After he was initially assigned to affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Anders was recalled and made his Rangers debut in a 3-2 loss against the Maple Leafs on March 27, 2010.
On September 27, 2010, Eriksson was invited to the New York Islanders' training camp on a tryout basis. He was released on October 4, 2010. In November 2010, he signed a short-term contract for Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien, and played a total of six games for them, before returning to Modo Hockey of the same league on December 19, 2010, the team he played for before his North American career began in 1995.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Named Best Defenseman at TV-pucken in 1990.
- Named to the World Junior Championships All Star Team in 1995.
- Named Swedish Rookie of the Year in 1995.
- Stanley Cup winner with Detroit Red Wings in 1998.
- Bronze medal at the World Championships in 1999.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1995–96||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||75||6||36||42||64||3||0||0||0||0|
|1995–96||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||3||0||0||0||0|
|1996–97||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||44||3||25||28||36||4||0||1||1||4|
|1996–97||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||23||0||6||6||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||66||7||14||21||32||18||0||5||5||16|
|1998–99||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||61||2||10||12||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||34||0||2||2||12||10||0||0||0||0|
|2001–02||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||25||4||6||10||14||11||0||5||5||6|
|2002–03||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||72||5||34||39||133||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||66||7||20||27||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||79||0||23||23||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Quad City Flames||AHL||64||4||45||49||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Rangers||NHL||8||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
International play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Sweden|
|Bronze||1999 Oslo||Ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|Silver||1994 Ostrava||Ice hockey|
|Bronze||1995 Red Deer||Ice hockey|
Eriksson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:
- 1994 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (silver medal)
- 1995 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (bronze medal)
- 1999 World Championships (bronze medal)
International statistics[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||14||4||10||14||20|
|Senior int'l totals||10||0||3||3||14|
References[edit | edit source]
- Anders Eriksson. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
- Columbus Blue Jackets Transactions 2005-06. ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures (2006). Retrieved on 2008-10-28.
- Rampage sign veteran defenseman Anders Eriksson to PTO. San Antonio Rampage (2009-12-04). Retrieved on 2010-03-27.
- Coyotes sign Eriksson, re-assign Schlemko to Rampage. San Antonio Rampage (2009-12-21). Retrieved on 2010-03-27.
- Upshall's big night helps Coyotes extend home streak to seven. CBS Sports (2009-12-21). Retrieved on 2010-03-27.
- Rangers acquire Eriksson. NHL (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
- Maple Leafs strike quickly in overtime, top playoff hopeful Rangers. CBS Sports (2010-03-27). Retrieved on 2010-03-28.
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|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
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