Fredrik Eriksson

Fredrik Eriksson (born July 18, 1983) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing for the Straubing Tigers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Fredrik Eriksson
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Born (1983-07-18) July 18, 1983 (age 36)
Örebro, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Straubing Tigers
Färjestads BK
Malmö Redhawks
Frölunda HC
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Kölner Haie
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Playing careerEdit

Initially a left winger, Eriksson was signed by Färjestads BK as a junior and played with the club's junior teams until 2001, also playing a few games with Färjestads' senior team. He was subsequently loaned to the Allsvenskan club, Bofors IK. He stayed with Bofors for three seasons and then returned to Färjestad in the summer of 2003.

On April 18, 2006, Färjestad won the Swedish Championship.[1] In April 2006, he left Färjestad and signed with the Malmö Redhawks. It was with Malmö that Eriksson changed to a defence position.

On April 27, 2010, he left Sweden to sign for German club Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the DEL.[2] After one season with the Ice Tigers, Eriksson returned to Sweden to link up with Frölunda HC on a two-year deal.

On April 27, 2013, Eriksson signed for a second stint with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers in Germany. In the 2013–14 season, Eriksson assumed a top-pairing role within the Ice Tigers and responded to produce his best season in Germany with 12 goals and 46 points in 49 games. He would lead all DEL defenseman in each scoring category, to be selected as the DEL defenseman of the Year.

After two season with the Ice Tigers, Eriksson opted to join his second German side, Kölner Haie, signing as a free agent to a two-year contract on March 23, 2015.[3] On July 9, 2018, Eriksson joined his third German club, the Straubing Tigers, after agreeing to a one-year contract as a free agent.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Färjestad BK SEL 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Bofors IK Allsv 46 11 11 22 36 10 3 4 7 4
2002–03 Bofors IK Allsv 38 12 14 26 42 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Bofors IK Allsv 12 5 6 11 6 2 1 1 2 4
2003–04 Färjestad BK SEL 35 3 5 8 29
2004–05 Färjestad BK SEL 40 4 0 4 22
2004–05 Bofors IK Allsv 8 3 7 10 16 5 2 3 5 6
2005–06 Färjestad BK SEL 46 4 8 12 52 18 4 1 5 18
2006–07 Bofors IK Allsv 16 8 8 16 26
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks SEL 25 2 12 14 10
2007–08 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 44 22 34 56 22 10 3 4 7 4
2008–09 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 43 11 17 28 78
2009–10 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 52 5 38 43 42 5 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 48 4 21 25 61 2 1 0 1 4
2011–12 Frölunda HC SEL 55 4 16 20 50 6 1 0 1 8
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 55 6 10 16 20 6 1 1 2 10
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 49 12 34 46 75 6 3 2 5 4
2014–15 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 49 6 29 35 48 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Kölner Haie DEL 43 10 19 29 36 15 2 6 8 8
2016–17 Kölner Haie DEL 52 3 24 27 30 7 0 3 3 6
2017–18 Kölner Haie DEL 49 8 19 27 28 2 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Straubing Tigers DEL 47 5 24 29 18 2 0 1 1 0
SHL totals 258 23 51 74 183 44 7 2 9 38
DEL totals 337 48 170 218 296 35 6 13 19 22

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden WJC18 7th 6 4 2 6 2
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 6 0 4 4 10
Junior totals 12 4 6 10 12

Inline careerEdit

Medal record
Men's Inline Hockey
World Championships
  2008 - Bratislava

Eriksson was a member of the Sweden national men's inline hockey team that competed at the 2008 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships in Bratislava.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fredrik Eriksson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Ice Tigers verpflichten Fredrik Eriksson
  3. ^ "Sharks recruit top defenseman Eriksson" (in German). Kölner Haie. March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Fredrik Eriksson to defend for Straubing" (in German). Straubing Tigers. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.

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