Loui Eriksson signs six-year deal with Canucks

And they’re off! Barely after the chimes of noon faded, Nick Kypreos revealed that Loui Eriksson signed with the Vancouver Canucks for 6 years while Andrew Ladd landed with the Islanders for 7 years.

Veteran winger Loui Eriksson has chosen to sign with the Vancouver Canucks.

Eriksson, who turns 31 on July 17, has spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins.

This means the Goteborg, Sweden native is reuniting Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. The trio often play on the same line and have success together during international tournaments. They are expected to play together at September’s World Cup of Hockey.

Eriksson is a strong two-way player who has scored more than 20 goals in every 82-game season since 2008. He’s coming off a 30-goal season.

“Loui is an excellent two-way forward, an elite scorer and playmaker with great defensive instincts,” Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a press release. “He is an accomplished player who helps our team now and in the future as a leader and role model for our young players to follow. We’re excited to have Loui join our team and help us compete every night.”

In 725 career games Eriksson has 212 goals, 292 assists and just 146 penalty minutes.

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