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Joacim Eriksson

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Catches  Right
Height  1.85 m
Date joined  2013
Role  Ice hockey player
Positions  Goaltender
Name  Joacim Eriksson
Salary  925,000 USD (2015)
Playing career  2008–present
Weight  86 kg

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Born  April 9, 1990 (age 33) Hedesunda, Sweden (1990-04-09)
KHL team Former teams  Dinamo Riga Skelleftea AIK Leksands IF Brynas IF Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft  196th overall, 2008 Philadelphia Flyers
Similar People  Jim Benning, Henrik Sedin, Willie Desjardins, Trevor Linden, Alain Vigneault

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Joacim Eriksson (born April 9, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).


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Playing career

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Eriksson started his junior career in Valbo before he moved onto the more prestigious Brynäs IF in his hometown of Gävle in 2007. He was born and raised in the village Hedesunda, where he played his first game as a child. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at 196th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers. However the Flyers did not sign him by June 1, 2011, they lost the rights to him.

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Unable to find significant playing time behind Jacob Markström after two years of juniors play and after setting league high marks for Brynäs' J20 SuperElit team, Eriksson moved west to Leksands IF of the second-tier Allsvenskan. The move paid off, as Eriksson played in 38 games in the 2009-10 season with a 2.40 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. This led Leksand to play in the Kvalserien for promotion to the Elitserien for the 2010-11 season.

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From 2010 to 2013, Eriksson played for SHL side Skellefteå AIK. He won the Swedish championship with the club in 2013 and reached the SHL finals in 2011 and 2012.

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On June 15, 2013, Eriksson signed a two-year professional contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Eriksson played in his first career NHL regular season game for the Canucks on January 15, 2014 against the Anaheim Ducks, coming in relief of starter Eddie Läck in a 9-1 loss. He mostly saw action for the Canucks' affiliate, the Utica Comets, in the American Hockey League.

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On June 23, 2015, Eriksson agreed to terms with Dinamo Riga of the KHL. He made 34 appearances for Riga with a GAA of 2.42 and a SVS% of .919. After a single season in Latvia with Riga, he penned a deal with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League in April 2016.

International play

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Eriksson's first big international exposure came at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where he helped Sweden win its first and only gold medal in the tournament.

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Eriksson was named to the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships, playing for Sweden. He dressed for every game in the tournament, but did not play behind Jacob Markström, as Sweden finished fourth.

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He won bronze at the 2014 World Championships with the Swedish national team, making eight appearances during the tournament.


  • 2007–08 J20 SuperElit SM-silver Medal
  • 2007–08 U18 World Cup Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Champion
  • 2008–09 Best GAA in the J20 SuperElit regular season with 1.99
  • 2008–09 Best save percentage in the J20 SuperElit regular season with .930
  • 2008–09 Best GAA in the J20 SuperElit playoffs with 1.83
  • 2008–09 Best save percentage in the J20 SuperElit playoffs with .938
  • 2008–09 J20 SuperElit Champion
  • 2012–13 SHL Champion
  • 2014 Bronze medal World Championships
  • References

    Joacim Eriksson Wikipedia