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Joacim Eriksson
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Position Goaltender
Catches Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
189 lb (86 kg)
SEL Team
F. Teams
Skellefteå AIK
Leksands IF
Brynäs IF
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born (1990-04-09)April 9, 1990,
Gävle, SWE
NHL Draft 196th overall, 2008
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 2008 – present

Joacim Eriksson (born April 9, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently with Skellefteå AIK of the SEL. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at 196th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career

Eriksson started his junior career in Valbo before he moved onto the more prestigious Brynäs IF in his hometown of Gävle in 2007.[1] Unable to find significant playing time behind Jacob Markström after two years of juniors play and after setting league high marks for Brynäs' J20 SuperElit team, Eriksson moved west to Leksands IF of the second-tier Allsvenskan. The move has paid off, as Eriksson has played in 38 games in the 2009-10 season and a 2.40 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.[1] This led Leksand to be able to play in the Kvalserien for promotion to the Elitserien for the 2010-11 season.

International career

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2007 Slovakia

Eriksson's first big international exposure can at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he helped Sweden win its first and only gold medal in the tournament.[1]

Eriksson was named to the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships, playing for the Sweden. He dressed for every game in the tournament, but did not play behind Jacob Markström, as Sweden finished fourth.[2]


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