29-Year-Old Right Wing – Boston Bruins
Loui Eriksson Contract Information:
Signed a three-year rookie contract with Dallas in August 2005. Signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract with Dallas in June 2008. Signed a six-year, $25.5 million extension in October of 2009.
Erikson scored a goal, contributed an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Eriksson – who joined the Bruins in a blockbuster trade that sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas - is projected to work as the right wing on the Bruins' No. 2 line this coming season. In that scenario, his line mates would be Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. With the addition of right winger Jarome Iginla, who is expected to play on the team's No. 1 line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci, the Bruins' top six group up front looks pretty solid these days. While Eriksson, who had 12 goals and 17 assists in 48 games this past season for the Stars, may not have Seguin's electric skills, he figures to be a productive two-way forward for the Bruins, with a up tick in fantasy value likely in store for him this coming campaign, given the quality of his projected line mates.
Eriksson's first season out from under the shadow of Brad Richards brought more of the same, as he's now eclipsed the 70-point mark in each of the past three seasons. He may not exceed his 36 goals from 2008-09 (largely fueled by scoring on 20 percent of his shots), but he'll slot in well on one of Dallas' top two lines and figures to benefit from an improved power play that was one of the worst units in NHL history this past season.
Eriksson eclipsed the 70-point mark for the second straight year, chipping in 10 power-play tallies along the way. While he's seen his goal scoring decrease for three straight years (36-29-27), his overall play has improved on the whole. The departure of Brad Richards via free agency will impact Eriksson the most however, as he's now expected to play alongside either Mike Ribeiro or Jamie Benn.
Eriksson backed up his 36-goal breakout season from the year before with another solid campaign (29G, 42A). He remains a relative non-factor (6G, 6A) on the power play despite solid numbers at even strength, often times not even hitting the ice until late in the power play. There's additional upside here if his role with the man advantage increases a bit, and he's a lock to skate on Dallas' top line alongside Brad Richards.
Eriksson exploded for a 36-goal, 63-point campaign, more than doubling his production from the previous season. He proved to be a valued finisher from in close, converting on 20% of his shots, and will continue to serve as one of Dallas' primary scoring wingers along with Brenden Morrow.
The Stars may have finally solved their scoring depth issues on the left side with Eriksson. He netted 14 goals and chipped in 17 assists in 69 games, and was one of Dallas' better players upon the arrival of Brad Richards. He's all but a lock to begin the year on a Dallas scoring line, and should build on last year's totals.
Eriksson struggled during his first stint in the NHL (59 games, six goals, 13 assists) after a solid season in Iowa last year (78 games, 31 goals). He'll get a chance to win a spot on one of Dallas' top two lines this preseason, so watch his progress closely. He entered camp last year as Dallas' top offensive prospect.
Scored 31 goals with Iowa last year, his first experience to the North American game. The Stars are hoping he can make a Jussi Jokinen-like impact in training camp and force his way onto the roster. Watch his role in the preseason.
Projects to be a solid NHL'er, but will need to spend the bulk of the year at Iowa of the AHL before we get a good read on how he'll adjust to the NHL style of play.