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Thomas Eriksson

Thomas Eriksson

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: October 16, 1959
BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
DRAFTED: PHI / 1979 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 5th   (98th overall)
Swedish World All-Star Team (1980, 1983, 1990, 1991) NHL All-Rookie Team (1984)
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes