It is now clear that Skellefteć AIK's golden goalie joins brothers Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks. Joacim Eriksson has signed a contract with the Canadian NHL club. All that remains now is that the NHL must approve the transfer.
- Joacim has decided to Vancouver and we agree on a contract, says Joacim Eriksson's agent Joakim Persson.
- Nothing is still evident, the agreement must be approved by the NHL. I can only confirm that we agree on the contract.
The agreement relates to a two-year contract between Vancouver and Joacim Eriksson. But some lending to Skellefteć AIK in the coming season is not up to date.
On Friday night was Joacim Eriksson noted that Vancouver players on the NHL's official website nhl.com. This therefore although the contract with Vancouver is not quite clear.
Ericsson must be an idiot for picking the Canucks. He is number 4 here... And even without Luongo he is still in the AHL. Don't know what he is thinking. Could surely have found a diffrent NHL-team where he would be higher up in the depth chart.
His stats for the last couple of seasons in the SEL are pretty damn good. Interested to see what he can bring come training camp - if (hopefully) Luongo has been moved, seems like he and Lack will be competing for the backup spot, with the loser handling starting duties in Utica.
I kid, even though it honestly does kinda weird me out. Doesn't hurt to shore up our prospect system with another goaltender at this point. To me, this would hint at what was already assumed by many, the likelihood of Lack being the NHL backup next year.
But from that awkward Swedish translation, it sounds like there may be some sort of loan agreement where he stays in Sweden for some portion of the deal.
He's pretty good. I remember the outrage on Flyers board when they found out that they let him walk for nothing, and even rumors of basically management screwing up the deadline for signing (due to new SEL transfer rules), sent down Ericsson, tried to get Ericsson to drive back to sign the contract, and having time run out on them.