|Assets:||Owns tremendous offensive instincts and a goal-scorer's touch with an accurate shot. Is also good as a playmaker, thanks to excellent stickhandling ability. He's also great defensively.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to add more bulk to his 6-2 frame in order to become a truly elite winger. Plays a somewhat passive game in all three zones, so he needs to keep the fire burning at all times.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent two-way winger.|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2010-11|
|12/10/2013||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|11/05/2013||Missed 5 games (concussion).|
|10/24/2013||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/04/2013||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|12/04/2012||Signed with HC Davos (Switzerland).|
|3/23/2011||Missed 2 games (head injury).|
|3/17/2011||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|1/24/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|10/02/2009||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a six-year contract extension.|
|6/27/2008||Re-signed by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contrat.|
|6/26/2008||Dallas Stars tendered a qualifying offer.|
|11/16/2007||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|11/09/2007||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|4/24/2007||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|11/16/2006||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|10/05/2006||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|9/29/2006||Recalled from Iowa (AHL).|
|9/27/2006||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|9/29/2005||Assigned to Iowa (AHL).|
|8/24/2005||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|1/18/2005||Loaned to the Bofors IK (Sweden-2).|
|7/04/2013||Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2nd round (33rd overall) in 2003.|
Loui Eriksson on injured reserve list | 12/10/2013 2:49 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson (concussion) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Joe Haggerty on Twitter
ImpactNo surprise there. While there's no timetable for Eriksson's return, it's a safe bet that he will miss at least a week after sustaining his second concussion of the 2013-14 campaign. In other words, he'll be eligible to be activated before he's healthy enough to play.
Loui Eriksson suffers another concussion | 12/07/2013 10:33 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson suffered a concussion Saturday night.
Joe McDonald on Twitter
ImpactThe Bruins forward was leveled with a big hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik early in the game. This is Erksson's second concussion of the season. He has five goals and 14 points this season.
Loui Eriksson won't return after huge hit | 12/07/2013 7:37 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson was rocked by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, and he will not return to the game due to an undisclosed injury.
Bruins on Twitter
ImpactEriksson, who was out earlier this season with a concussion, appeared woozy initially after the high hit. He has five goals and 14 points this season.
Loui Eriksson excels in win over Penguins | 11/25/2013 9:51 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson was dominant Monday as he racked up a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
ImpactHe had been held off the scoresheet in three straight contests before tonight, but broke out in a big way in this wild contest. Torey Krug, Zdeno Chara and Reilly Smith also contributed goals for Boston in the victory.
L. Eriksson stretches point streak to 6 games | 11/19/2013 8:12 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson earned an assist Monday on Reilly Smith's power-play goal.
ImpactThe helper extended his point streak to six games. Eriksson has produced two goals and five assists over that span. He currently has 10 points in 15 matches this season.
Loui Eriksson notches two points in loss | 11/15/2013 11:17 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson extended his points streak to five games as he notched a goal and an assist in the Bruins' loss to Ottawa Friday night.
ImpactEriksson has scored in five of six games since his return from a concussion after a dirty hit from the Sabres' John Scott. He has four goals and nine points in 14 games.
Loui Eriksson scores, extends point streak | 11/15/2013 6:23 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson scored a goal in Boston's 3-2 overtime win over Columbus on Thursday.
ImpactHe extended his current point streak to four games when he netted his third marker of the season. Eriksson has seven points in 13 contests.
Loui Eriksson has 2 assists in last 2 games | 11/10/2013 7:29 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson recorded his second assist in as many games on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactEriksson was starting to heat up when he suffered a concussion on Oct. 23. He ended up missing roughly two weeks due to the head injury, but fortunately it looks like the time off hasn't slowed him down.
Loui Eriksson 'felt good' in return to lineup | 11/06/2013 7:01 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson said he "felt good" following his return from a concussion on Tuesday night.
Impact"The head felt all right, and I got some hits out there from them ... so that's positive," he said. Eriksson played 20:17 and registered three shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to his former Dallas teammates in his first game back. He has gotten off to a slow start with the Bruins, with two goals and one assist in nine games.
Loui Eriksson recovers from his concussion | 11/05/2013 12:15 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson is ready to return to the Boston Bruins' lineup on Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.
CSN New England
ImpactEriksson got the green light after taking a concussion test on Monday. That sets up a match up between Eriksson and Tyler Seguin after they were the key players in a blockbuster trade between Boston and Dallas over the summer.
Loui Eriksson (concussion) may return Tuesday | 11/04/2013 1:06 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson might be ready to return from his concussion on Tuesday night when the Bruins host Dallas.
ImpactHe participated in Monday's practice alongside Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Jordan Caron and took contact in the session. "I'm feeling better," said Eriksson. "I've been skating for a couple of days now and the head is getting better. I'm feeling pretty good right now. We'll see about tomorrow. I still have some testing to do." The Bruins also returned Ryan Spooner to the AHL on Monday, which is a positive sign from Eriksson's potential return as well.
Eriksson skates with his teammates Saturday | 11/03/2013 8:22 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson took a major step Saturday in his recovery from a concussion.
ImpactAlthough Eriksson missed his fifth game Saturday night, he skated with his teammates in the morning skate. He has not been cleared for contact yet but if he does get the green light in that regard on Sunday and barring any set back, there is a chance he could return to game action Tuesday against this former club, the Stars. Of course, with concussions you never know. Check back with us Monday as to Eriksson's status.
Loui Eriksson is ready to start working out | 11/01/2013 5:22 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson (concussion) can start working out.
ImpactEriksson has been sidelined since Oct. 23. As is typically the case with this kind of injury, there is no timetable for his return.
Loui Eriksson not expected to skate this week | 10/29/2013 6:25 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson isn't projected to play or skate this week as he continues to recover from a concussion.
ImpactHe was able to visit his teammates at Ristuccia Arena on Monday, but that was the extent of his involvement. Eriksson has missed two games already and he'll sit out three more this week. There's no timetable for his return.
Julien hopes for the best for Loui Eriksson | 10/26/2013 4:45 PM
NewsCoach Claude Julien provided somewhat of an update on Loui Eriksson, who suffered a concussion on Wednesday.
CSN New England
Impact"Loui is doing okay, I guess, for a guy that suffered a concussion," said Julien Saturday morning. "It's the same thing, you have a good day and you have less of a good day. It's early on, but like always you keep your fingers crossed that it's going to get better sooner rather than later for his sake." He'll have to wait for his symptoms to subside before he can start working his way back into the lineup.
Bruins' Loui Eriksson has a concussion | 10/24/2013 4:54 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson has been diagnosed with a concussion and he's out indefinitely.
Boston Bruins on Twitter
ImpactHe traveled back to Boston on Thursday after spending the night in Buffalo for precautionary reasons. He was hurt after taking an illegal check to his head Wednesday night from Sabres tough guy John Scott. Erkisson has two goals and one assist in eight games this season.
Loui Eriksson hurt Weds. by hit to his head | 10/24/2013 9:25 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson was injured Wednesday night when he received a check to his head from Buffalo enforcer John Scott.
ImpactEriksson was the victim of a blindside hit where the shoulder of Scott hit in the head. Bruins coach Claude Julien was fuming over the play after the game. "The guy who did it, did his job," said Julien of Scott. "He's out there for two reasons: Either to fight, or to hurt. He did his job." GM Peter Chiarelli said Eriksson would stay overnight in Buffalo for precautionary reasons and return to Boston on Thursday. We'll keep you posted when an update on his status is made.
Loui Eriksson is heating up | 10/20/2013 9:06 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson has three points in his last four games.
CSN New England
ImpactEriksson had some trouble adjusting the the Bruins' system and was pointless in the team's first three contests as a result. Overall he should have a great campaign and record 60-70 points in his first season with Boston.
Loui Eriksson nets GWG Sat. for first point | 10/12/2013 5:02 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson got his first point with the Boston Bruins in Saturday's win over Columbus.
ImpactHe scored the game-winning goal on a backhanded one-timer on a pass from Patrice Bergeron early in the third period. Chris Kelly and Milan Lucic also scored for the Bruins in their 3-1 victory.
Pressure mounts on Eriksson to produce | 10/12/2013 9:00 AM
NewsThe pressure is mounting on Loui Erisksson to produce given the success of Tyler Seguin in Dallas.
ImpactEriksson has yet to register a point as a Bruin, while Seguin, the player he was traded for, is off to a hot start in the Lone Star State with five points. We fully expect Eriksson to be effective in Boston but he may want to get it going as the Bruin faithful are getting restless.
Loui Eriksson seeks first point with Bruins | 10/11/2013 5:46 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson is still looking to develop some chemistry with Boston linemates Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
ImpactHe feels they are getting close though. "We get some good chances today and it's just a matter of putting the puck in and score some goals," said Eriksson after Thursday's 2-0 loss to Colorado. "Like I said, we have so many games left to play so yeah we're just going to continue to work on it and get better." Eriksson didn't have a shot on goal against the Avalanche and he has no points in three games so far with his new squad.
Bruins being patient with Loui Eriksson | 10/08/2013 8:18 AM
NewsThe Boston Bruins are content to give Loui Eriksson some time to get used to their system.
CSN New England
ImpactEriksson has no points in two games this season. "You can't judge or expect miracles in the first few games of the season," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "You give them a good month to get to know each other and play together, and you hope in that month it progresses. I've seen that so far from training camp until right now." Eriksson admitted that he's still adjusting to the Bruins' style of play. All the same, we don't think Eriksson will have to wait much longer before recording his first point in a Bruins' uniform.
Loui Eriksson adjusts to Bruins system | 10/06/2013 9:31 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson is adjusting to playing with the Boston Bruins.
Impact"One thing is I have a tendency to cut through the middle and be the slash guy a little bit. Here they want me to stay on side of the wing you're on," said Eriksson "I usually adjust to systems pretty well, but just the one thing I did in all my years in Dallas was cutting through the middle and supporting the other winger. But we've been practicing it every day and we'll get better at it." He didn't record a point in his first two games with the Bruins, but he probably won't have to wait long before that mini-slump ends.
Loui Eriksson scores OT winner vs. Jets | 09/26/2013 10:28 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson scored the overtime winner for Boston in a 3-2 preseason victory over the Jets Thursday night.
ImpactEriksson's arrival in Boston has flown under the radar a little due to the fact Tyler Seguin was sent to Dallas, but the underrated forward could experience a big season for the Bruins. Patrice Bergeron and Ryan Spooner also found the back of the net for Boston while Niklas Svedberg blocked 26 of 28 in the win. Mark Scheifele and Devin Setoguchi scored for Winnipeg in a losing effort while Ondrej Pavelec allowed three goals on 34 shots.
Loui Eriksson-Bergeron tandem should work | 09/24/2013 6:50 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson played alongside Patrice Bergeron in Saturday's exhibition game.
ImpactIt was the first time that the two of them played together, as it marked Bergeron's first outing of the preseason. "It's pretty easy to play with (Bergeron)," Eriksson said. "He's such a smart player to play with. We just need to get some more games to see where we are at. I felt good the last game. We have some things we need to build on, but it felt pretty good." They are strong two-way players who should be able to develop chemistry in short order this season.
Loui Eriksson skates with Bergeron, Marchand | 09/12/2013 2:51 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson skated alongside projected linemates Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron during Boston's first practice Thursday.
Impact"It felt pretty good," Bergeron said. "You can tell obviously that Loui's a great player. He's got some great speed and great skill. Very excited to have him with us. It's obviously the first practice, so we've got some work to do, but I thought it was pretty good and just fun to see those two guys on my side." Eriksson plays a strong two-way game, so he should be able to mesh nicely with Bergeron.
Loui Eriksson not worried about pressure | 09/04/2013 7:18 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson doesn't mind the pressure he'll face this season as the centerpiece of the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas.
Impact"Maybe a little bit, but that's how it is to play in this game. You have to have pressure on you," said Eriksson. "I think everyone is ready for it and I just want to do all I can to prove to the guys here that I'm a good player." He knows that his statistics will be compared to Seguin's throughout the year. Eriksson produced 29 points in 48 games with the Stars during 2013's truncated schedule, but for three seasons in a row before that he topped 70 points each year. He is also looking forward to playing in a bigger hockey market for an Original Six team.
Loui Eriksson joins B's for informal session | 09/03/2013 10:24 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson joined some of his Boston teammates for an informal skate on Monday for the first time.
CSN New England
ImpactHe was wearing a helmet with the No. 21 on the back, which he can resume wearing in Boston this season because of Andrew Ference's departure. Eriksson also appears to have taken over the old locker spot of trade counterpart Tyler Seguin.
Loui Eriksson thinks Bruins are good fit | 07/10/2013 8:47 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson believes the Bruins are a great fit for him.
ImpactThe newest Bruin is an underrated two-way player who may not have always gotten the recognition he deserved in Dallas. "I know they play a tough kind of style, a good defensive kind of style," Eriksson said. "I think that will fit me real well. I like to play that way. I'm just happy to be coming to a team like Boston.
Loui Eriksson excited to join Boston | 07/08/2013 10:26 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson is looking forward to getting a chance to play with the Boston Bruins.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"I'm really looking forward to playing in Boston," Eriksson said. "It's a real good team and for the last couple years they've been one of the best teams in the league. So I'm real excited to go there and play. Everything happened real fast with the trade, but I'm real excited and I'm really looking forward to it. It will be awesome to come here and play. I'm going to try to give it my best and try to help them win the Cup." Eriksson has spent his entire career to this point with the Dallas Stars and he hasn't been in the playoffs since 2008. That slump should break next season.
Loui Eriksson set to help Bruins at RW | 07/05/2013 10:30 AM
NewsThe Boston Bruins will likely use Loui Eriksson on the right side next season.
ImpactThe left-handed wing spent most of his time at left wing in Dallas, but the Bruins are thin on the right following an off-season flurry of changes. Nathan Horton and Jaromir Jagr are expected to leave for unrestricted free agency, while Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley were traded to Dallas as part of the seven-player swap which landed Eriksson in Boston. For now, he is being projected to play alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand because of his defensive awareness.
Bruins land Loui Eriksson in blockbuster deal | 07/04/2013 3:18 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson has been traded to the Boston Bruins in a massive seven-player trade.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactAlong with Eriksson the Bruins got prospects Joe Morrow Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and in return Dallas receives Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button. Eriksson recorded only 12 goals and 29 points in 48 games during the lockout-shortened season, but in his previous three campaigns he has surpassed the 70-point mark. He should slot in nicely on David Krejci's line, as Nathan Horton's replacement, or alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
Rumor: Eriksson-Seguin trade in discussion | 07/04/2013 2:21 PM
NewsTSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that Dallas and Boston are talking about a monster trade which could see Loui Eriksson head to the Bruins and Tyler Seguin go to the Stars.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactHe said "other parts involved as well" and the deal could be close to happening. Stay tuned to see how this develops.
Stars going back to Fort Worth for camp | 06/17/2013 9:56 AM
NewsTwenty years later, the Stars will return to the Fort Worth Convention Center to host their four-day training camp, which will go from Sept. 11-14.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
ImpactThe Stars were last here in their first season in Dallas, 1993. President Jim Lites is the same person who brought the Stars to Fort Worth in his first tenure as team president, and with the team rebranding now, he'll do it again. "We said, "Where are we going to run training camp in the new world order?'" Lites said. "I said, let's think about Fort Worth, and next thing I know we've got a deal cut with the Convention Center and Mayor [Betsy] Price is throwing her weight behind us, businesses there are supporting us and wanting to get involved with us, and we're wanting to get involved with them."
Eriksson, Sedins lead Sweden past Finland | 05/18/2013 2:04 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson had two goals and an assist in Sweden's 3-0 victory over Finland in the IIHF World Championship semifinals.
ImpactHenrik Sedin had a goal and two assists. Henrik's twin brother, Daniel, assisted on both of Eriksson's goals. Jhonas Enroth turned aside 30 shots to earn the shutout. Sweden will now participate in the gold medal game while Finland still has a shot at the bronze medal.
Loui Eriksson scores, but Stars fall | 04/24/2013 1:08 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson scored a goal in a 3-2 loss Tuesday.
ImpactAntoine Roussel netted the Stars' other goal in the losing effort. Cody Eakin, Ryan Garbutt, Alex Goligoski, and Ray Whitney each registered an assist for Dallas.
Loui Eriksson back on Stars' top line | 04/18/2013 4:45 PM
NewsThe Stars hope that Loui Eriksson will get a lift from being reunited with Jamie Benn on the team's top line.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It's a chance for Loui to get up there and get his mojo going," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We've got guys who have worked hard, and I've seen it time and time again that people who put in the effort will get rewarded. Loui is going to be one of those guys." He moved up to the top unit after Alex Chiasson was injured in Monday's contest. Eriksson has one goal and two assists in his last five matches.
Eriksson fails to solve Rinne in loss | 03/13/2013 12:11 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson generated some offense in a relatively quiet night for the Stars, registering five shots on goal in the 4-0 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.
ImpactEriksson has been decent in what was supposed to be a potential breakout year for the 27 year-old winger. He has seven goals and 16 points 24 games played, about on par with his average production over the past three seasons. He's a large part of the Starts offense, so continue placing him in your lineups.
Eriksson not getting shots on net | 02/11/2013 9:23 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson has not had a shot on goal in five of his 12 games thus far.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThat is a concern as he only had six shot-less games all last season as he played in the full 82 game schedule. He has only three shots on goal in his last five games but does have four goals and seven points this season. "It's a little bit frustrating," Eriksson said of the start. "That's something you have to work through."
Loui Eriksson gets goal, assist in 3-1 win | 02/09/2013 12:10 AM
NewsLoui Eriksson scored his fourth of the season and assisted Friday night in the Stars' 3-1 win over the Ducks.
ImpactIt's the type of snipe that makes you realize how dangerous the Swede can be and makes you wonder just how he can go games where he's literally invisible. It was his first goal in five games -- and during the four games prior, he had one measly shot. Jamie Benn also notched a goal, his fourth of the season, with Trevor Daley lighting the lamp for the first time this season as well. Derek Roy and Alex Goligoski had two assists apiece.
Loui Eriksson scores only Dallas goal in loss | 01/29/2013 11:35 PM
NewsLoui Eriksson's third goal of the season was the only marker registered by the Stars in a 4-1 loss to Detroit Tuesday.
ImpactTypically one of the most underrated commodities in the league, Eriksson has registered just foiur points in seven contests this season. He registered six shots on goal to go with his tally, which was assisted by Cody Eakin and Jaromir Jagr.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||66||23||30||53||-||12||-||-||-||-||-||0.80|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||16||6||9||15||-||6||-||-||-||-||-||0.94|
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Nov 25||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Pit||Nov 25||2|
|Points||3||vs. Pit||Nov 25||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Nov 29||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Nov 29||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||24 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Dec 7||1|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Nov 25||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||24 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Dec 7||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||24 times-last:vs. Pit||last:Dec 7||1|
|Shots||6||at CBJ||Oct 12||6|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2011-12 (Dal)|
|Penalty Minutes||28||2007-08 (Dal)|
|Power Play Goals||10||2010-11 (Dal)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Dal)|
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