|Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
Name Joel Ek
|Playing career |
|Born January 29, 1997 (age 18)
Karlstad, Sweden (1997-01-29) |
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
NHL team (P) Cur. team Minnesota Wild Farjestad BK (SHL)
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2015 Minnesota Wild
Joel eriksson ek 28 u18 wjc goals
Joel Eriksson Ek (born 29 January 1997), last name sometimes stylized as Eriksson-Ek, is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 20th overall by the Wild in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Eriksson Ek's father Clas Eriksson played with Färjestad BK for 13 seasons.
Becoming Wild: Joel Eriksson Ek
During his rookie SHL season in 2014–15, Eriksson-Ek was extended on a first team contract for a further three-years with Färjestad BK on 12 January 2015. He was seen as one of the top ten international skaters for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau before he was selected by the Wild in the first round.
On 13 July 2015, Eriksson Ek signed a three-year entry level contract with the Minnesota Wild. On 22 October 2016, Eriksson Ek made his NHL debut and scored his first goal. After compiling 5 points in his first 4 games, Eriksson-Ek saw his ice-time diminish and in order to preserve his entry-level deal he was re-assigned back to Färjestad BK on 17 November 2016.