26-Year-Old Goalie – Free Agent
Joacim Eriksson Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the KHL's Dinamo Riga in June 2015.
Eriksson agreed to terms on a contract Monday with Dinamo Riga of the KHL, Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province reports.
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Eriksson established himself in the AHL last season, posting a 24-24-1 record, .911 save percentage and 2.61 GAA with Utica. The talented Eriksson figures to assume at least a timeshare at the AHL level again this season, and could get an opportunity with the Canucks if injury strikes the goalie ranks. He’s still developing, and with another strong showing at Utica, the 2015-16 campaign could mark his breakthrough to the NHL club.
The Canucks signed Eriksson to a two-year deal in June. The 23-year-old netminder was one of the top goalies in Sweden last year, going 21-9-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .931 save percentage while playing for Skelleftea HC of the Swedish Elite League. He’s big (6-2, 190) with quick reflexes while working out of the classic butterfly. Eriksson is expected to compete with Eddie Lack for the backup gig in Vancouver.