As had been long expected, Loui Eriksson has signed with the Vancouver Canucks on a six-year $36MM deal, as reported by Nick Kypreos. Eriksson’s deal was one of many high-profile deals reported to be done when the free agency window began. The former Bruin winger joins former Boston Assistant GM, Jim Benning, now in charge in Vancouver, and will likely play alongside fellow Swedes Daniel and Henrik Sedin on the Canucks’ top line.
Last year, Eriksson had his best campaign since before the lockout, picking up 30 goals and 33 assists with Boston while playing in all 82 games. He also averaged 19:29 of ice time per game.
In his career, Eriksson has played in 725 career NHL games between Dallas and Boston, scoring 212 goals and 292 assists.