Joel Eriksson Ek
European Skater - Farjestad, SWEDEN
Final Rank:4Midterm Rank:22
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:180
Born:January 29, 1997Hometown:Karlstad, Sweden
Born in:Karlstad, SWE
Drafted: 2015: MIN (1st Round / 20th Overall) 

• Eriksson Ek split the 2014-15 season between Farjestad in the Swedish Hockey League (4-2—6 in 34 games; most points of any under-18 eligible player in the SHL) and their junior team (21-11—32 in 25 games; most goals in the Under-20 league).

• Internationally, Eriksson Ek represented Sweden at the Under-18 World Championship where he led his team in goals (5) and points (6; tied), the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial (3-1—4 in five games) and the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• His father, Clas Eriksson, was a forward who played 13 seasons for Farjestads BK Karlstad in the Swedish Elite League from 1990-2004.

• Lists Peter Forsberg as his childhood hockey idol because “he was a hard working player who did everything for the team and also had good skills.”

FAVORITES

NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player:
Sidney Crosby
Shootout move:
"The Pavel Datsyuk"
Goal celebration:
"Same as Patrick Kane"
Video game:
NHL 15
Movie:
The Next Three Days
TV show:
Morgan and Ola Conny
Actor:
Russell Crowe
Music group:
Swedish House Mafia
Website:
Hockeysverige.se
Sport (other than hockey):
Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey):
Gunde Svan

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2016-2017FARJESTADSWEDEN26881612
2016-2017Sweden (2017 WJC Championships)NATOUR76394
2016-2017SWE (Sweden Hockey Games 2017)ITLTOUR31232
2016-2017SWE (Carlson Hockey Games 2017)ITLTOUR30002
2015-2016FARJESTADSWEDEN41961518
2015-2016SWEDEN (2016 WJC Championships) ITLTOUR61122
2015-2016SWE U20 (4-Nations tournament 2015 - Tampere)ITLTOUR31012
2014-2015FARJESTADSWEDEN344264
2014-2015FARJESTAD JR.SWEDEN-JR.2521113220
2014-2015SWE U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2014)ITLTOUR53140
2014-2015SWE (2015 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR55162
2014-2015SWE U18 (5 Nations in Kravare & Poruba 2015)ITLTOUR44044
2014-2015SWE U18 (4 Nations - Sundsvall 2014)ITLTOUR32464
2013-2014FARJESTAD U18SWE-JR. U183322184022
2013-2014FARJESTAD JR.SWEDEN-JR.132244
2012-2013FARJESTAD U18SWE-JR. U182616710