Loui Eriksson knows that he has more to give the Bruins headed into his second season in Boston. So, the Swedish winger arrived has been hanging around town since July readying for what could be a prominent role with the Black and Gold this season. Eriksson finished with only 10 goals and 37 points in 61 games in a concussion-marred first season with the B's and eventually settled into a third line role after he was envisioned as a top-six forward coming over from Dallas. The right wing is the favorite to fill the top-line wing spot vacated by Jarome Iginla. That could mean a return to something much closer to the 30-goal form he had in Dallas skating with Brad Richards and Jamie Benn. “It’s definitely two great players to play with. I played two games with [David Krejci and Milan Lucic] last season, and it was nice,” said Eriksson, at Shawn Thornton’s Fifth Annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s golf tournament at the Ferncroft Country Club. “We’ll see when the preseason starts, and if maybe we practice together a little bit. Then we’ll see how things work out. Krejci is a great player, and he can see the ice really well. “[The first season in Boston] was definitely hard, and it wasn’t easy getting those concussions, too. It’s definitely nice to play one season, and look forward to the next one.” Does Eriksson think there is more to his game than he showed last season amid super-duper high expectations after serving as the main player coming back in the Tyler Seguin deal?
Eriksson looks to do more in Year 2 in Boston
NBC Sports Boston | Aug 12