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Canucks sign Swedish goalie Eriksson

Monday, 06.17.2013 / 12:51 PM / News
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Canucks sign Swedish goalie Eriksson
The Vancouver Canucks on Monday signed Swedish goaltender Joacim Eriksson to a contract, terms of which have not been disclosed.

The Vancouver Canucks on Monday signed Swedish goaltender Joacim Eriksson to a contract, terms of which have not been disclosed.

Eriksson, 23, is coming off a season in which he helped Skelleftea capture the 2012-13 Elitserien Championship. He posted a record of 21-9-0, a 1.67 goals-against average, a save percentage of .931 and five shutouts in 30 regular season games. In 10 playoff appearances, Eriksson recorded a 1.06 GAA and a .952 save percentage, helping Skelleftea capture the Elitserien Championship.

The 6-foot-1, 189-pound native of Gavle, Sweden, was originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL Draft.

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You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

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