Eriksson was nine years old when Peter Forsberg scored the famous shootout goal that won the 1994 Olympic gold medal over Canada. It was a play that made Forsberg his hockey hero growing up and cemented the Olympics as an ultimate goal. He will play alongside Forsberg in his first Olympic tournament.
He won a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships, recording seven points (3-4-7) including the opening goal and an assist to help Sweden defeat the U.S. 4-2 for bronze.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.