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Eriksson assigned to Iowa

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

DALLAS STARS ASSIGN LEFT WING ERIKSSON TO IOWA


FRISCO, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has assigned left wing Loui Eriksson to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Eriksson, 22, has collected one assist in six games with Dallas this season after playing in 59 NHL games last season with the club, posting six goals and 13 assists for 19 points. On Oct. 4, 2006 at Colorado, he scored a goal in his NHL debut and became the third player since the team moved to Dallas to collect a goal in his first NHL game, joining Mike Kennedy and Jarkko Varvio.

The 6-1, 183-pound left wing appeared in 15 games with Iowa last season, notching five goals and three assists for eight points. Dallas’ second round selection (No. 33 overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft, Eriksson also posted seven points (2-5-7) in nine playoff games with Iowa in 2007, helping lead the team to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs.

Named Iowa’s rookie of the year in 2005-06, Eriksson led the club in goals (31), power play goals (12) and plus/minus (+20), and finished second in points (60). The native of Goteborg, Sweden, was also named the AHL Rookie of the Month in March 2006, registering six goals and 11 assists for 17 points with a +15 rating in 14 games.

Eriksson represented Sweden at the 2004 and 2005 World Junior Championships, and he led his nation in scoring with seven points (two goals and five assists) at the 2003 World Under-18 Championships.

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