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.
You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals