Anders Eriksson (ice hockey, born 1975)

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Anders Eriksson
Born (1975-01-09) January 9, 1975 (age 39)
Bollnäs, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Blackhawks
Florida Panthers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
Calgary Flames
Phoenix Coyotes
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 1993
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1992–2011

Anders Eriksson (born January 9, 1975) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

Eriksson was drafted 22nd overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

In his National Hockey League career, Eriksson has played for the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets. He has also played for the St. John's Maple Leafs, Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons of the AHL.[1] In 1999 the Red Wings sent Eriksson and two first round draft picks to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Chris Chelios.

After a two-year absence from the NHL, Eriksson re-signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 2, 2006, for a one-year deal.[2] After a season in Columbus, he then signed with the Calgary Flames. This would be Eriksson's second time signing with the Calgary Flames. He signed a contract in 2004, but never played due to the NHL lockout, but instead played for HV71 in the Swedish Elite League.

On June 26, 2008, Calgary placed him on waivers. After being placed on waivers again by Calgary during training camp and not being picked up he was sent to the Quad City Flames of the American Hockey League. He was recalled by the Flames for the beginning of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, and appeared in their first game as well as game 6.

Without an NHL club to start the 2009-10 season, Eriksson signed with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL on December 4, 2009.[3] After appearing in 8 games with the Rampage, Anders was signed by NHL affiliate, the Phoenix Coyotes on December 21, 2009.[4] Eriksson played his first game with the Coyotes the same day in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.[5]

On March 3, 2010 Eriksson was traded from the Coyotes to the New York Rangers for Miika Wiikman and a 2011 7th round pick.[6] After he was initially assigned to affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Anders was recalled and made his Rangers debut in a 3-2 loss against the Maple Leafs on March 27, 2010.[7]

On September 27, 2010, Eriksson was invited to the New York Islanders' training camp on a tryout basis. He was released on October 4, 2010. In November 2010, he signed a short-term contract for Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien, and played a total of six games for them, before returning to Modo Hockey of the same league on December 19, 2010, the team he played for before his North American career began in 1995.

Awards[edit]

  • Named Best Defenseman at TV-pucken in 1990.
  • Named to the World Junior Championships All Star Team in 1995.
  • Named Swedish Rookie of the Year in 1995.
  • Stanley Cup winner with Detroit Red Wings in 1998.
  • Bronze medal at the World Championships in 1999.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Modo Hockey SEL 20 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Modo Hockey SEL 38 2 8 10 42 11 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Modo Hockey SEL 39 3 6 9 56
1995–96 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 75 6 36 42 64 3 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 44 3 25 28 36 4 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 23 0 6 6 10
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 7 14 21 32 18 0 5 5 16
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 61 2 10 12 34
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 8 8 0
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 3 25 28 20
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 2 3 5 2
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 60 0 21 21 28
2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 0 2 2 12 10 0 0 0 0
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 25 4 6 10 14 11 0 5 5 6
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2002–03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 72 5 34 39 133
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 7 20 27 18
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 9 1 3 4 12
2004–05 HV71 SEL 32 1 9 10 54
2005–06 Springfield Falcons AHL 12 1 8 9 10
2005–06 Metallurg Magnitogorsk RSL 17 2 8 10 10 11 3 2 5 16
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 0 23 23 46
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 61 1 17 18 36 3 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Quad City Flames AHL 64 4 45 49 60
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 12 0 3 3 2
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 8 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Timrå IK SEL 6 0 1 1 6
2010–11 Modo Hockey SEL 25 2 10 12 46
SEL totals 160 8 36 44 206 12 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 572 22 154 176 242 36 0 6 6 18

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Bronze 1999 Oslo Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 1994 Ostrava Ice hockey
Bronze 1995 Red Deer Ice hockey

Eriksson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Sweden WJC 7 1 3 4 10
1995 Sweden WJC 7 3 7 10 10
1999 Sweden WC 10 0 3 3 14
Junior int'l totals 14 4 10 14 20
Senior int'l totals 10 0 3 3 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anders Eriksson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Transactions 2005-06". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Rampage sign veteran defenseman Anders Eriksson to PTO". San Antonio Rampage. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Coyotes sign Eriksson, re-assign Schlemko to Rampage". San Antonio Rampage. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  5. ^ "Upshall's big night helps Coyotes extend home streak to seven". CBS Sports. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Rangers acquire Eriksson". NHL. 2010-03-03. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  7. ^ "Maple Leafs strike quickly in overtime, top playoff hopeful Rangers". CBS Sports. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 

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Preceded by
Curtis Bowen
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Yan Golubovsky