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Stars recall Loui Eriksson

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

November 16, 2006

Team Also Places Center Steve Ott on Injured Reserve

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has recalled left wing Loui Eriksson from the Iowa Stars, Dallas' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The club has also placed center Steve Ott on injured reserve.

Eriksson, 21, scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 4 in the season opener at Colorado. He 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. In 15 games with Iowa this season, Eriksson has posted five goals and three assists for eight points with 13 penalty minutes. His five goals place him tied for third on Iowa in that category, and he's currently tied for fifth on the club in scoring.

The 6-1, 183-pound left wing appeared in four games for Dallas during this preseason, notching four points (one goal and three assists), two penalty minutes and seven shots on goal. Dallas' second round selection (No. 33 overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft, Eriksson posted 60 points (31 goals and 29 assists) and 27 penalty minutes in 78 games for Iowa last year, his first professional season in North America.

The native of Goteborg, Sweden, was named Iowa's rookie of the year last season, after leading the club in goals, power play goals (12) and plus/minus (+20) and finishing second in points. He 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.

Ott, 24, injured his ankle vs. Los Angeles on Oct. 28 and was expected to be out for eight weeks from that date. In 11 games for the Stars this season, the 6-0, 193-pound center recorded four assists and 15 penalty minutes. In 192 career NHL games, Dallas' first-round pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft has notched 10 goals and 35 assists for 45 points with 376 penalty minutes.

The native of Summerside, P.E.I., set career highs in goals (5), assists (17), points (22) and penalty minutes (178) last season, while becoming the only Dallas Star to skate in all 82 games.


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