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Loui Eriksson
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Born July 17, 1985 (1985-07-17) (age 34)
Gothenberg, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position LW/RW
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Frölunda HC
Dallas Stars
National team Template:Country data SWE
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 2003
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2003–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 CareerEdit

Early Playing CareerEdit

At a young age, Loui started playing for Lerums BK and he excelled beyond others his age quickly.

By the time he was 11 years old, 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.

Loui began his professional career in Elitserien, where he played for Frölunda HC. He won Rookie of the Year honors in 2004 when he was 18 years old after posting 8 goals & 5 assists in 46 games.

A year later, Loui would post five goals and nine assists in 39 games, helping Frölunda HC win the Swedish ice hockey championship (SM-guld).

Dallas StarsEdit

In the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Stars drafted Loui in the second round with the 33rd overall pick.

After playing in his second season with Frölunda of Elitserien, he returned to North America and appeared in two preseason games for Dallas in 2005.

Loui's professional debut in North America came on October 6, 2005 with the Iowa Stars where he posted his first assist and point of the season.

On October 4, 2006, Loui scored his first NHL goal 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, Loui 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.

Loui 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 BruinsEdit

On July 4, 2013, a trade took place between the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins sending Loui to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a seven-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.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Frölunda HC SEL 4685134 101560
2004–05 Frölunda HC SEL 3959144 120000
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 7831296027 72570
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 1553813 92570
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 596131918 40110
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 6914173128 184488
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 21232
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 8236276314
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 8229427126
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 792746738
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 8226457112
2012–13 HC Davos NLA 73360
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 481217298
SEL totals 851314278 221560
NHL totals 501150207357114 224598

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Sweden WJC18 6 5 2 7 12
2004 Sweden WJC 6 1 1 2 2
2005 Sweden WJC 6 2 3 5 0
2009 Sweden WC 9 3 4 7 0
2010 Sweden OG 4 3 1 4 0
2011 Sweden WC 9 3 1 4 2
2012 Sweden WC 8 5 8 13 2
2013 Sweden WC 10 5 5 10 0
Junior int'l totals 18 8 6 14 14
Senior int'l totals 40 19 19 38 4

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data SWE
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Silver 2011 Germany
Bronze 2009 Switzerland

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • Won SHL Rookie of the Year in 2003–04
  • Won SHL league championship in 2005
  • RBK AHL Rookie of the Month for March 2006
  • Voted the Iowa Stars' Rookie of the Year for the 2005–06 season
  • 2011 NHL All-Star
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