A relative unknown to many fans of North American hockey, Eriksson has been developing his game quietly in
2007-08: Eriksson moved around the Swedish Elite League this season, playing for two different clubs. He started the year with Brynas IF Gavle U18 (SWE-U18), appearing in nine games where we racked up two shutouts and a 2.31 goals against average. He then moved up to the Brynas IF junior squad, where he played 16 games and finished with a 3.31 goals against average. He was then moved to VALBO HC (SWE-3) where he appeared in two games. He also appeared in two games for Sweden in the U18 World Championships this year where he had a GAA of 3.00 and save percentage of .906.
2008-09: Continuing his role with Brynnas junior swuad, Eriksson would start in 33 games, posting an outstanding .930 Save Percentage and 1.99 GAA. He would also suit up in three games with Sweden at the World Juniors, with a .918 Save Percentage and GAA. His season would come with awards aplenty earning the best GAA and Save % titles, as well as backstopping his team to a Championship.
2009-10: Eriksson made the jump up to the SEL, playing a significant role with Leksand, continuing his dominating play as a goaltender. In 38 games, Eriksson would continue to show his critics just how good he was, posting a 2.40 GAA and .926 Save Percentage, before again jumping across the pond for the World Juniors. With Sweden, he would put up a 2.50 GAA and .919 Save Percentage in two starts.
Talent AnalysisRanked as the second best goaltender born 1990 in Sweden, after the more hyped Jacob Markström. A skilled goaltender with decent size, quick reflexes and good mental strength.
Eriksson is a classic butterfly goaltender with good size and respectable lateral mobility.