Jimmie Ericsson

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Jimmie Ericsson
Jimmie Ericsson May 4, 2014.jpg
Born (1980-02-22) 22 February 1980 (age 35)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
SKA Saint Petersburg
Skellefteå AIK
Leksands IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 2001–present

Jimmie Sven Ericsson (born February 22, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey Left Wing currently playing for SKA Saint Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

In 2013 Ericsson was awarded the Guldpucken and Peter Forsberg Trophy after a season where Skellefteå AIK won the Swedish Championship for the first time since 1978.[1]

In 2014 Ericsson help lead Skellefteå AIK to the Swedish Championship for the second year in a row, becoming the first club to repeat as champions since Djurgårdens IF in 2000 and 2001.[2] Ericsson was the third-leading scorer during the playoffs, recording twelve goals and two assists in fourteen games.

After 8 seasons in the SHL with Skellefteå, Ericsson opted for a new challenge in signing a one-year contract with Russian club, SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL on May 28, 2014.[3]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Silver medal – second place 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Belarus
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Germany

Ericsson won a gold medal with Tre Kronor at the 2013 World Championship. Ericsson broke a rib in a preliminary game against Norway, however he continued to play in the remaining six games of the tournament.[4]

Jimmie's younger brother Jonathan is a defenseman who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. The Ericsson brothers were set to play together professionally for the first time at the 2010 World Championships. Following Detroit's elimination in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs, Jonathan joined Sweden's national team at the World Championships. The brothers were in the lineup together, however; Jimmie injured his knee on his first shift, and missed the rest of the tournament, so they were never on the ice together. The brothers played together for the first time at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where they won the silver medal. Jimmie was the only non-NHL player on the team.[5]

Ericsson represented Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he recorded two goals in ten games, and won a bronze medal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 HC Vita Hästen Div.1
2000–01 HC Vita Hästen Div.1
2001–02 HC Vita Hästen Div.1 31 13 24 37
2002–03 Skellefteå AIK Allsv 39 6 11 17 65
2003–04 Skellefteå AIK Allsv 42 9 16 25 126
2004–05 Skellefteå AIK Allsv 45 14 23 37 93
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 40 3 6 9 64
2006–07 Skellefteå AIK SEL 53 6 11 17 72
2007–08 Skellefteå AIK SEL 44 4 11 15 69 5 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SEL 46 7 12 19 38 11 2 0 2 2
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SEL 46 17 14 31 24 12 2 2 4 10
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 53 13 20 33 34 18 6 5 11 20
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 10 21 31 40 19 7 9 16 38
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 8 27 35 22 13 3 2 5 10
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 48 13 16 29 68 14 12 2 14 12
2014–15 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 56 13 10 23 40 22 3 4 7 16
SHL totals 420 81 138 219 431 112 37 26 63 137

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden WC 3rd 3 0 0 0 4
2011 Sweden WC 2nd 8 2 1 3 2
2013 Sweden WC 1st 7 1 0 1 6
2014 Sweden Oly 2nd 6 1 2 2 6
2014 Sweden WC 3rd 10 2 0 2 12
Senior totals 34 6 3 9 30

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jakob Silfverberg
Winner of the Guldpucken
2013
Succeeded by
Joakim Lindström