Stars Recall LW Loui Eriksson
September 29, 2006
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).
Eriksson, 21, 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 6-1, 183-lb. left wing 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. 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.