Thomas Eriksson (ice hockey)

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Thomas Eriksson
Born (1959-10-16) October 16, 1959 (age 57)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Djurgårdens IF
Västerås IK
Maine Mariners
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 98th overall, 1979
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1977–1995

Thomas Bo Eriksson (born October 16, 1959 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player. He played defense in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Elitserien with Djurgårdens IF and Västerås IK.

On October 16, 1983, Eriksson scored a goal 32 seconds into a game played on his birthday. It established an NHL record for the earliest goal by a player on his birthday. The record was broken in 2009 by Tim Jackman of the New York Islanders.[1]


  • Bronze medal in Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games
  • His number 27 is retired by Djurgårdens IF.

International play[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary Team Competition


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