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Loui Eriksson | Winger | #21

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (33) / DAL
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It's looking like Loui Eriksson and the Boston Bruins won't be able to agree to a new contract.
It sounds like the length of the deal is the issue as Eriksson is looking for a six-year deal while Boston doesn't want to go over four years. Eriksson will turn 31 on July 17 so we can see why the Bruins would balk at that length. Jun 22 - 6:56 PM

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Loui Eriksson’s agent and the Bruins have stayed in touch, though there has not been a contract offer.

Eriksson is set to be an unrestricted free agent. After a 30-goal, 63-point season, he’s likely due a raise from the $4.25 average annual value of his last contract. "(GM) Don (Sweeney) and I have been in regular communication," agent J.P. Barry said. "We were expecting a new offer from the club at some point but we haven’t received one yet. I’m sure we will speak again prior to the draft about their intentions."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 8:41 PM

An unidentified NHL general manager expects one of the bigger free agent wingers to land with the Canucks this offseason, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Friedman says that the "word out of the combine" was that Loui Eriksson would go there. The Canucks finished 29th in goals per game this season. They will need much more than one marquee free agent to turn things around.
Jun 11 - 7:34 PM

Boston GM Don Sweeney indicated that he has had some positive contract discussions with the agent for Loui Eriksson over the past few weeks.

Eriksson is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and the Bruins seem interested in re-signing the winger. That said, the free agent signing date is looming and Eriksson may wish to dip his toe in the free-agent water as he is allegedly looking for a 5-6 year deal netting out $30-35 million after a 63-point campaign. The Bruins may not be willing to go there. Stay tuned. This situation is fluid.
Jun 4 - 9:07 AM

The Boston Bruins are still engaged in contract negotiations with Loui Eriksson.

"I've been in discussions with Loui and I think I have a pretty good idea where they would like to be at, and we'll see if we can find common ground," said Bruins GM Don Sweeney. "But we have had ongoing discussion on that front. As I've said, I've always respected Loui as a player. He had a fabulous year and we would love to be able to retain him." Eriksson's first two seasons with Boston were rough, but he bounced back in 2015-16 with 30 goals and 63 points in 82 contests. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
May 25 - 6:27 PM

Loui Eriksson has been nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." Should Eriksson win, he'll join Rick Middleton (1982), Jean Ratelle ('76), and Johnny Buyck ('74, '71) as the award winners in franchise history in the modern era.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 30 - 5:20 PM

Boston hasn't given up trying to sign Loui Eriksson.

GM Don Sweeney has spoken to Eriksson's agent since the season ended. He can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Apr 20 - 4:47 PM

Loui Eriksson could leave the Bruins as an unrestricted free agent in July.

Boston could not come to an agreement with Eriksson before the trade deadline, but chose to keep him on the roster. The move didn't pay off as the Bruins didn't qualify for the playoffs and now he can walk with the team getting nothing in return. Eriksson generated 30 goals and 63 points in 82 games.
Apr 11 - 9:58 AM

Loui Eriksson tallied his 30th goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 victory versus Detroit.

Eriksson has joined teammates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on Boston's 30-goal list this year. He also added an assist to give him 63 points in 81 games. Eriksson has registered three goals and three assists over a four-game scoring streak.
Apr 8 - 7:36 AM

Loui Eriksson now has points in four of his last five games with his 29th goal of the season during Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Carolina.

Eriksson has had two other seasons with at least 29 goals, but only 2008-09 saw him go beyond with 36 while with Dallas. He now has 61 points in 80 games this season as well.
Apr 5 - 11:46 PM

Thanks to his 28th goal and 59th point of the season during Friday's 6-5 win over St. Louis, Loui Eriksson is on the cusp of his fifth 60-point campaign.

Eriksson notched at least 63 points from 2008-2012, all of which was with Dallas. He had just 32 goals and 84 points with Boston coming into this campaign, so it seems fair to say the talented winger has re-found his groove. Even if he's shooting 16.2%.
Apr 2 - 12:38 AM

Loui Eriksson might play as a center on Tuesday night because of an injury to Ryan Spooner.

He skated between Frank Vatrano and Jimmy Hayes at Monday's practice. "We'll see," said Eriksson. "I took some faceoffs last game. I think I had one shift as a centerman last game. I had a few games in Dallas. It's a little bit different, but I kind of liked the work you have to put in to be a centerman and I'll try to do my best."
Mar 28 - 3:04 PM

Loui Eriksson had an assist in Boston's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday night.

Eriksson has 27 goals and 55 points in 74 contests this season. While that pales in comparison to what he did at his height with the Dallas Stars, this is still the best season he's had since coming to Boston.
Mar 24 - 10:11 AM

Loui Eriksson scored a shorthanded goal on Tuesday night against San Jose.

He has scored in three straight games, while contributing two assists as well. Eriksson has 27 goals and 54 points in 71 games this campaign.
Mar 16 - 7:34 AM

Loui Eriksson had his hands on each of Boston's goals as they beat the Islanders 3-1 on Saturday.

Eriksson got the scoring start with 84 seconds to go in the first while on the power play. He'd later collect assists on David Pastrnak's pair, giving the veteran forward three points on the afternoon. Eriksson's now up to 26 goals and 53 points this season.
Mar 12 - 3:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Loui Eriksson
3Matt Beleskey
4Landon Ferraro
RW1Lee Stempniak
2David Pastrnak
3Brett Connolly
4Jimmy Hayes
5Tyler Randell
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Zach Trotman
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jeremy Smith