|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
183 lb (83 kg)
|NHL Team||Dallas Stars|
|Born||July 17, 1985,|
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 2003|
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Eriksson started playing for Lerum 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).
In the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Stars drafted Eriksson in the second round with the 33rd overall pick. After playing in his second (and currently most recent) season with the Indians of the 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Won Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 2003–04
- Won SEL league championship in 2005
- Reebok AHL Rookie of the Month for March 2006
- Voted the Iowa Stars' Rookie of the Year for the 2005–06 season
International play[edit | edit source]
- Played for Sweden in the 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
- Played for Sweden in the 2003 World Under-18 Championships
- Played for Sweden in the 2004 and 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
References[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Loui Eriksson's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Loui Eriksson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Loui Eriksson - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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