LATEST | Former Canuck extremely unhappy after not being re-signed by SHL team

Published May 9, 2023 at 11:06

After parts of 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, former Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson decided to head home to Sweden for the 2022-23 season and signed with Frolunda HC.

While he wasn't having a great season by any means, Eriksson still was slightly productive in a smaller role, putting up 19 points in 34 games and had a strong playoff run, recording seven points in 13 games.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Frolunda HC will not be re-signing Eriksson for the 2023-24 season, despite the former Canuck expressing a desire to return to the team next year.

Eriksson was not happy about the news that he won't be brought back by Frolunda HC and made his feelings known in a recent interview with Swedish media outlet, Expressen.

"Considering how I performed, I'm definitely disappointed," Eriksson told Expressen. "I have been clear on what Frölunda means to me as a player. I would have given 110 percent all the way this year. I accept their decision and wish the team good luck - but that doesn't mean I have to respect the decision."

"It is not my decision."

"I was very motivated for another year - but they wanted to go another way."

Eriksson, 37, spent five of his 16 NHL seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, where he tallied 90 points (38 goals, 52 assists). In the summer of 2021, Eriksson was traded to the Arizona Coyotes by Vancouver in a massive deal that saw the Canucks acquire Conor Garland and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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LATEST | Former Canuck extremely unhappy after not being re-signed by SHL team

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