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Loui Eriksson | Winger | #21

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (33) / DAL
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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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Markus Granlund
5Brendan Gaunce
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Sven Baertschi
3Alex Burrows
4Emerson Etem
5Anton Rodin
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Erik Gudbranson
5Philip Larsen
6Luca Sbisa
7Nikita Tryamkin
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom