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Anders Eriksson
Anders Eriksson
Defenseman
Number: 44
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 224
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 9, 1975
Birthplace: Bollnas, Sweden
Drafted: DET / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (22nd overall)
Anders Eriksson played his junior hockey in his hometown of Bollnas, Sweden until the age of 15, when he began to branch out to larger cities to better hone his skills. By 1992-93, at the age of 17, he made his debut at the Elitserien level, playing 20 games for MoDo's elite team. In 1993-94, he played three games at the junior level and 38 games in the Elitserien. In 1994-95, he joined the Elitserien ranks full time and scored nine points in 39 games. As for national representation, Eriksson first represented Sweden at the 1993 European Junior Championships. He then joined the junior team that won a silver medal at the 1994 World Junior Championships. The following year, he won a bronze medal and was a WJC tournament All-Star.

By the age of 20, Eriksson felt he was ready for the fast-paced NHL, and in 1995-96, he moved to North America and played 75 games for the Adirondack Red Wings as an AHL rookie while playing in one game with the parent club in Detroit.

Eriksson was drafted 22nd overall in the 1993 NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings and 1996-97 split his season with the Wings and the team's AHL affiliate in the AHL. In 1997-98, Eriksson secured a full-time roster spot with the Red Wings and drew praise for his plus-21 rating, tops among all rookies. In the playoffs, helping the Red Wings win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Late in the 1999 season, Eriksson was traded with a first-round draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for three-time Norris Trophy winner Chris Chelios. In 72 games between the two teams, Ericksson scored 20 points and in 1999-00, established a career high 28 points.

After only 13 games into the 2000-01 season with the Blackhawks, Eriksson was traded to the Florida Panthers for Jaroslav Spacek. He went on to play 60 games for the Panthers before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2001.

Eriksson went on to play two seasons in the Maple Leaf organization before joining the Columbus Blue Jackets organization in October of 2003. As a Blue Jacket, Eriksson would split his time with the club and its AHL affiliate in Syracuse.

After stops in HV 71 Jonkoping of the Swedish League and Magnitogrosk of the Russian League, Eriksson returned to North America to compete in 12 games with the Syracuse Crunch in 2005-06.

In 2006-07, Eriksson returned to the NHL and became a regular in the Columbus Blue Jacket line-up appearing in 79 games. After a single season in Columbus, the Blue Jackets opted not to resign Eriksson who found himself a new home with the Calgary Flames in July, 2007.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Eriksson was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Miika Wiikman and a seventh round draft pick.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80