avelanch Posted July 11, 2013 Share Posted July 11, 2013 Joacim Eriksson Goalie Born Apr 9 1990 -- Gavle, Sweden [23 yrs. ago] Height 6'1" -- Weight 189 Selected by Philadelphia Flyers round 7 #196 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft Signed by Vancouver Canucks on June 15th, 2013 RS Scoring RS Goalie Stats PO Goalis Stats Season Team Lge GP A PIM Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct GP GAA SV% 2008-09 Brynas IF Gavle SEL 13 0 0 7 2:43 .922 2009-10 Leksands IF Swe-1 49 1 4 2010-11 Skelleftea HC SEL 17 0 2 939 40 0 1 2.56 388 0.906 2011-12 Skelleftea HC SEL 33 0 2 2016 61 0 3 1.82 837 0.932 19 2.20 .918 2012-13 Skelleftea HC SEL 30 0 4 1726 48 0 5 1.67 21 9 0 652 0.931 10 1.06 .952 http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/joacim_eriksson/ History A relative unknown to many fans of North American hockey, Joacim Eriksson has been developing his game quietly in Sweden. In 2006-07, Eriksson played for the Swedish U17 team internationally recording a 1.25 GAA and .961 save percentage. In 2007-08 Eriksson continued his development with Brynas IF in Sweden. 2007-08: Eriksson moved around the Swedish Elite League this season, playing for two different clubs. He started the year with Brynas IF Gavle U18 (SWE-U18), appearing in nine games where we racked up two shutouts and a 2.31 goals against average. He then moved up to the Brynas IF junior squad, where he played 16 games and finished with a 3.31 goals against average. He was then moved to VALBO HC (SWE-3) where he appeared in two games. He also appeared in two games for Sweden in the U18 World Championships this year where he had a GAA of 3.00 and save percentage of .906. 2008-09: Continuing his role with Brynas junior squad, Eriksson would start in 33 games, posting an outstanding .930 Save Percentage and 1.99 GAA. He would also suit up in three games with Sweden at the World Juniors, with a .918 save percentage and GAA. His season would come with awards aplenty earning the best GAA and Save % titles, as well as backstopping his team to a championship. 2009-10: Eriksson made the jump up to the SEL, playing a significant role with Leksand, continuing his dominating play in net. In 38 games, Eriksson would continue to show his critics just how good he was, posting a 2.40 GAA and .926 save percentage, before again jumping across the pond for the World Juniors. With Sweden, he would put up a 2.50 GAA and .919 save percentage in two starts. Talent Analysis Ranked as the second best goaltender born 1990 in Sweden, after the more hyped Jacob Markström. A skilled goaltender with decent size, quick reflexes and good mental strength. Eriksson is a classic butterfly goaltender with good size and respectable lateral mobility. Future Eriksson signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks in June of 2013. It is assumed that he'll come to North America to challenge for a job in the organization in 2013-14. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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