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Loui Eriksson
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Loui Eriksson  #21

Boston Bruins  Right Wing
NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: July 17, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Gothenburg, Sweden
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: DAL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
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.

Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter