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Loui Eriksson | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
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Loui Eriksson continues to struggle on Boston's first line.
He had his second clunker of the preseason and there is concern that he is falling out of Boston coach Claude Julien's favor. There has even been some talk that Eriksson could be the player eventually traded to make cap room to re-sign holdouts Reilly Smith and Torey Krug. We have been touting Eriksson as a bounce-back candidate and we won't deviate from that prediction yet. But if truth be known, he has us worried. Sep 27 - 8:05 AM

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Loui Eriksson didn't perform well in his first preseason game, according to coach Claude Julien.

"I didn't think Loui had a real good game to be honest with you," said Julien. "It's the first game, it's preseason. You don't want to jump to conclusions quickly. I thought Krech played well. I didn't think Loui had his best game, so I don't know if it's got anything to do with chemistry other than him not being at the top of his game. That's my assessment on that." He skated with David Krejci and Matt Fraser in the contest, but the combination didn't have much in the way of flow. It takes time to create chemistry, so there's no need to panic yet. Eriksson still has plenty of upside as a bounce back candidate this campaign.
Sep 24 - 7:17 AM

Loui Eriksson doesn't see any reason why he can't register 70-plus points this upcoming season.

He had a track record of reaching this plateau a number of times in Dallas, and now that he is healthy and slated to play on the Bruins' top line, that expectation is certainly reasonable. "I had a tough year last year," said Eriksson. "It wasn't easy. It was a new system and then I got hurt. I've never been through anything like that. But right now I'm feeling good, and I need a good start this year and then (to) just keep it going"..."I always (look at) the seasons when I had 70 points. I'll try to get around there, or better. Last year was a tough one, point-wise. This year I hope maybe I get a little more with the scoring chances and the points." If everything breaks his way we believe Eriksson could be a 65-70 point player and fall just short of his stated goal. That's still a pretty big bounce back.
Sep 20 - 8:49 AM

Loui Eriksson would bring a different dynamic to Boston's top line if he gets the opportunity to play with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.

"With Loui, he's a little bit more of a playmaker than a power forward, and he's obviously smart ... Maybe for me it means that I'll be getting more passes than when [Horton] or [Iginla] was there," Krejci said. "Maybe I'll get more pucks, more passes to have better scoring chances." Eriksson or Krejci would have to be a little more selfish with the puck if they did play together because Lucic can't be the only player taking shots on the line.
Sep 12 - 7:48 AM

Loui Eriksson is confident he can contribute more this season.

"I thought it would be easier to adjust to a different system, but it took some time. It was definitely hard. It wasn't easy with those concussions, too," he said. "After the Olympics I felt better and I'd learned the system a little better and I also felt really good." He started to click with Carl Soderberg late in the year, but he's projected to skate with David Krejci and Milan Lucic on the top line this campaign.
Aug 12 - 11:43 AM

Bruins coach Claude Julien suggested that Loui Eriksson will help fill the void left by Jarome Iginla.

That meshes with what Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said in June when Iginla walking as a free agent was still just a possibility. Eriksson had just 10 goals and 37 points in 61 games last season, but he also suffered two concussions. He'll have a prime opportunity to rebound if the Bruins give him a shot on their top line in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 24 - 10:32 PM

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli envisions Loui Eriksson playing on the top line if he cannot re-sign Jarome Iginla.

No harm in figuring out the contingency plans now. Eriksson is an excellent two-way player who is plenty talented to play on the first line, despite scoring just 10 goals and recording 37 points in 61 games last season. "I have to hedge in case we don’t sign Jarome," Chiarelli said. "I have no problem if we have to put Loui on that top line. He’s played on top lines before and he’s played with the Sedins in the Olympics, and he was terrific. He’s better suited for an upper line. If that’s what we have to do then we’ll do it. I’m trying to be patient with this because I really feel at one point there’s going to be a player that will fit, and want to come here." Eriksson has scored at least 26 goals in four seasons, and he's been a 70-plus-point player in three. He could bounce back in a big way next season.
Jun 28 - 10:38 PM

Loui Eriksson ended his three-game scoring drought on Saturday.

Eriksson had a goal and an assist to help the Bruins earn a 4-2 victory over Montreal in Game 5 of the second round. He had a rough, injury-filled 2013-14 campaign and has been a secondary scorer rather than an offensive leader in the playoffs with two goals and five points in 10 contests.
May 11 - 8:41 AM

Loui Eriksson scored a goal in the Bruins' 4-2 win against Detroit on Saturday.

It was Eriksson's first goal of the 2014 playoffs. At the age of 28, Eriksson has only participated in 27 career postseason games and has a total of 11 points.
Apr 27 - 8:34 AM

Coach Claude Julien feels that Loui Eriksson has played more like himself of late.

"Loui has just been good for us ever since he got over those injuries. He's a player that everybody from our organization saw him as being," Julien said. "He's great up front, he's a smart player, he manages the puck well, he doesn't make many mistakes, and he's a guy that's always been good in front of the net as well. I know we've got him on the half wall because we've got a different type of power play, but the 5-on-3, he's the designated guy to be in front of the net because he's good at it. So that's an area he excels in, and he did a great job." Eriksson finished the regular season with 17 points in his last 22 games. He has an assist and four shots in two playoff contests.
Apr 22 - 7:20 AM

Loui Eriksson scored a goal and an assist in the Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

While Eriksson's offensive numbers pale in comparison to Tyler Seguin's this season, he could still be a great fit for Boston, especially in the tight playoffs. He's been showing flourishes of being a true offensive threat, too, with seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last five games.
Apr 13 - 6:20 PM

Loui Eriksson, still available in 33% of Yahoo leagues, appears to be a strong pickup to close out fantasy championship weekend.

Eriksson has a goal and four assists over the past seven days, and the Bruins play on both Saturday and Sunday to cap off their season. The dynamic center has fallen a bit off the fantasy radar this season due to injuries and just 35 points through 59 games, but is a good bet to contribute against two non-playoff teams on the horizon.
Apr 11 - 7:32 PM

Loui Eriksson had four assists in Boston's 5-2 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.

Milan Lucic scored two goals and registered an assist for the Bruins. David Krejci had his 17th goals and 49th assist in 78 games this season. Chris Kelly and Johnny Boychuk accounted for Boston's other two markers.
Apr 5 - 3:49 PM

Loui Eriksson was given a chance to play alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on Thursday.

Eriksson was originally expected to spend the majority of the 2013-14 campaign on that line, but Boston was forced to alter its plans when Eriksson started dealing with concussion problems. Eriksson has eight goals and 30 points in 56 games this season.
Apr 5 - 8:56 AM

Loui Eriksson tallied the game-winning goal in Monday's 4-1 victory over Minnesota.

It was his first marker in his past six games. Eriksson has generated two goals and four assists in his last eight outings to give him 26 points in 47 matches this campaign.
Mar 18 - 7:36 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Johnny Boychuk
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg