Thomas Eriksson (ice hockey)
October 16, 1959 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)|
|NHL Draft||98th overall, 1979
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.
- Bronze medal in Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games
- His number 27 is retired by Djurgårdens IF.
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1980 Lake Placid||Team Competition|
|1988 Calgary||Team Competition|
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
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