BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins sent Tyler Seguin to Dallas on Thursday, just three years after drafting him second overall.
In return, they receive winger Loui Eriksson, a trio of prospects and some much-needed cap space.
Eriksson is the prize of the deal for Boston, and could fill, or at least compete for, the spot left vacant by Nathan Horton on the Bruins’ top line come the fall.
But who is Loui Eriksson? Find out all you need to know about the new Bruins forward:
– Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli called Eriksson a “left shot right wing” on Thursday. He stands at 6-2 and 193-pounds.
– Started playing for an under-16 team in Sweden at the age of 11.
– In three seasons in the Swedish Juniors, scored eight goals and registered six assists in 18 games.
– At 18, was named Rookie of the Year in the Swedish League in 2004, scoring eight goals to go with five assists in 46 games.
– He won a Swedish Elite League championship in 2005.
– Was named the Iowa Star’s rookie of the year in 2005-06, scoring 31 goals and recording 29 assists in 78 games.
– He scored his first NHL goal in his debut game on October 4, 2006 against the Colorado Avalance.
– In 2008-09, led the Stars with 36 goals.
– In 501 NHL games, he has 150 goals and 207 assists.
– Made his first NHL All-Star Game in 2011, recording two goals (one the game-winning empty netter) and two assists.
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– Recorded three goals and an assist for Sweden in the 2010 Olympic games.
– According to the Dallas Stars’ website, his favorite movie is Braveheart.
– Is married with a three-year-old daughter, Elle.