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Loui Eriksson | Winger | #21

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (33) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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He hasn't been spectacular, but Loui Eriksson is heating up, including being a part of the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 shootout win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Eriksson now has points in three of his last four games (three goals). Compare that to his previous 18 games with Vancouver, where he only managed two goals and four assists for six points, and you wonder if the winger is turning a corner. Nov 27 - 1:17 AM

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Loui Eriksson was able to get on the board with a goal, but the Vancouver Canucks ultimately fell 4-3 in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

Eriksson generated his third goal (thus his seventh point) in his 19th game of the 2016-17 season. It would probably help if he started firing more SOG (just 33 in 19 GP, less than two per contest), but that's been a complaint more than a few times during the Swede's up-and-down career.
Nov 20 - 2:46 AM

Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the season during Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over Dallas.

Mark that two goals in three games after going goalless in his first 13 games with the Canucks. He now has six points in 16 games this season, and we could be seeing the start of a turnaround for the veteran winger.
Nov 13 - 7:59 PM

Although it's still early, it appears that the off-season signing of Loui Eriksson is a bad one.

Eriksson will get $36 million over six seasons. The Canucks thought he would be a perfect match for the Sedin twins but have discovered he plays the same way as Daniel does on the power play. "Him and Danny (Sedin) do the same thing," coach Willie Desjardins reasoned when asked why Eriksson hasn’t been playing with the twins on the power play. "That’s the same spot, they both play. We tried (Eriksson with the Sedins) early where we had Danny high, on the backside.But Danny and Hank (Sedin) have always had so much success together, that’s a tough combination to break up, when they’ve been so good for years. So then you move (Danny) back down. Where do you put Loui? His spot is in front of the net, that low spot. It’s about trying to find the right mix, I guess." It's a shame that their scouts could not have seen this over the last 10 years.
Nov 13 - 8:46 AM

Loui Eriksson will be back with Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin on Monday night.

The Canucks' big free-agent signing has been ice cold out of the gate with no goals and four assists in 12 contests.
Nov 7 - 12:39 PM

Loui Eriksson is not working out with the Sedin twins.

Eriksson has yet to work out with any line in Vancouver and he must be getting frustrated this early in the season. Eriksson inked a six-year deal and has four assists in nine games with nary a goal. Bench him for now until he finds his role in Vancouver.
Oct 30 - 10:57 AM

Loui Eriksson has yet to score a goal (for his own team) this season, but had two assists on Sunday night to earn his fourth point in six games.

The 31-year-old was the only Canuck to show up on the scoresheet twice in the 4-2 loss to Anaheim. Eriksson played 19:41 of ice time and had one shot in a +2 performance.
Oct 23 - 11:05 PM

Loui Eriksson has just four shots on goal in four games.

Eriksson does have two assists, but as you might suspect based on his lack of shots, he hasn't found the back of the net yet. Although he did accidentally score on his own net during a delayed penalty. "My type of play is playing good in all zones, so that’s important to me, too," Eriksson said. "But of course I want to score goals and produce. I think that will come the more comfortable I am. For now, it’s nice to get wins and get that feeling as a group. I definitely need more shots. The thing is if I see a guy open, I like to give him the pass. I’ve never been really a shooting guy before. But for sure, for now, I haven’t been shooting that much and if I put more pucks on net, good things will happen."
Oct 22 - 10:00 AM

Saturday presented a brutal situation that doesn't really hurt Loui Eriksson in literal fantasy terms: he sent a wayward puck in the Vancouver Canucks' goal in an eventual 2-1 shootout win against the Calgary Flames.

Strangely, that ended up being the only goal the Canucks "allowed" on Saturday. On the bright side, Eriksson generated an assist on the late tying goal by Daniel Sedin, also assisted by Henrik Sedin. Vancouver needs Eriksson's best to compete, so they'll probably let the own-goal slide aside from some gentle ribbing.
Oct 16 - 1:21 AM

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins cautioned that Loui Eriksson isn't "locked into" his position with the Sedin twins.

Eriksson is expected to start the campaign on a line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin, but things could change as the season progresses. We're passing this along as a matter of course more than anything else, because really this doesn't tell us anything we couldn't have just guessed. Lines change throughout the season and for a variety of reasons, so you have to take long-term projections for lines with a grain of salt.
Sep 22 - 3:43 PM

Louis Eriksson scored two goals in a 6-3 win for Sweden over Finland on Saturday afternoon.

The Sedin twins recorded both assists on his second goal and Canucks fans everywhere are hoping this chemistry continues into the NHL regular season. This can prove to be one of the best lines in the tournament and Sweden are hoping they can carry them to a World Cup title. Filip Forsberg and Patric Hornqvist finished with four points a piece in the contest as well.
Sep 10 - 4:06 PM

Loui Eriksson is slated to play alongside Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin at the World Cup of Hockey.

The trio played together at the 2013 IIHF World Championship, where they combined for 22 points in four games. Head coach Rikard Gronborg was an assistant for Sweden at that tournament, so he knows what to expect and is hoping they can continue that level of success. Eriksson and the Sedins will probably be on the same line when the NHL regular season begins as well, so this could be a preview/warmup for the Canucks.
Sep 5 - 3:46 PM

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins believes Loui Eriksson is a perfect fit for his team.

Desjardins was behind the bench as an assistant in Dallas when Eriksson played for the Stars. He knows what he brings, and expects a smooth transition because the Canucks’ system is similar. "He’s a top forward," stressed Desjardins. "There weren’t many available and he not just an offensive guy because he’s good on the penalty kill. I think he’s going to be good for us."
Jul 2 - 8:33 PM

Loui Eriksson has agreed to a six-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

His new deal reportedly has an AAV of $6 million. Eriksson recorded 30 goals and 63 points in 82 games with Boston last season. He could be a great fit alongside the Sedin twins.
Jul 1 - 12:07 PM

Loui Eriksson and Andrew Ladd have spoken to the Nashville Predators prior to the start of free agency.

"Forward-wise, we're always looking to get a little bit better," Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday. "That could be a trade, that could be a free agent, that could be a combination of both of those. We've had meetings and we've talked about a number of players."
Jun 29 - 2:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Michael Chaput
6Joseph Labate
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Alex Burrows
4Brendan Gaunce
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Jayson Megna
5Jack Skille
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Alex Biega
7Luca Sbisa
8Nikita Tryamkin
9Troy Stecher
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom