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14 Joel Eriksson Ek C

Minnesota Wild

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
46%26%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
841210417:35

Player Updates

February 28, 2021 10:40 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Scores in second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek collected a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Kings.

Eriksson Ek opened the scoring 14:17 into the first period, tapping a bouncing puck past Los Angeles netminder Cal Petersen. It was Eriksson Ek's second straight game with a goal and gave him eight on the year, already tying his 2019-20 output that required 62 games. He also boasts a solid plus-10 rating and has rewarded astute fantasy managers who drafted him or grabbed him off early season waivers.

February 27, 2021 05:36 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Tallies in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Kings.

Since the Wild resumed their season, Eriksson Ek has scored twice in six games. He was much better before a COVID-19 outbreak among the team put Minnesota's schedule on pause -- overall, the Swede has seven goals, 11 points and a plus-10 rating through 17 appearances. That's earned him top-line usage at times, but Eriksson Ek's high mark in points is 29, set in 62 outings last year.

February 21, 2021 12:12 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Lights lamp Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on two shots, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Ducks.

Eriksson Ek was responsible for the Wild's last goal -- he finished off a passing play that went through Kevin Fiala and Ryan Hartman. The 24-year-old Eriksson Ek snapped a three-game mini-slump with the goal. He's up to six tallies, 10 points, a plus-11 rating, 38 shots on net and 27 hits in 14 contests. The Wild don't have a lot of offense, but Eriksson Ek could have a chance to top his career high of 29 points, which he set last year.

February 13, 2021 01:28 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Back from virus protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Saturday.

The Wild now have just eight players left in the league's virus protocol. The team is expected to return to action Tuesday against the Kings. Eriksson Ek was in the midst of a breakout before the Wild paused team activities, as he posted five goals and four assists through the first 11 games.

February 3, 2021 10:32 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Shifts to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

The Swede was one of six players placed on the list for the Wild on Wednesday. It's unclear if Eriksson Ek tested positive for the virus or was placed due to contact tracing, but he'll need to be cleared off the list before he can re-join the team. This is tough news for the 24-year-old, as he was having a solid start to the year, racking up five goals and nine points through 11 games.

February 1, 2021 12:12 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Distributes two assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek had two assists and three hits in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.

Eriksson Ek set up Jordan Greenway for the Wild's first goal of the game. In overtime, the duo linked up again, with both assisting on Jonas Brodin's game-winning tally. Eriksson Ek has been a pleasant surprise in 2020-21 with five goals, four helpers, 29 shots on net, 13 hits and a plus-8 rating in 10 appearances. He's got a good chance of matching or exceeding last year's career-best 29-point output.

January 28, 2021 11:28 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Chips in with insurance tally
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 in a 5-3 win over the Kings on Thursday. He also had two PIM.

Eriksson Ek followed his own shot on a 2-on-1 rush early in the second period to push the Minnesota lead to 5-2. The 23-year-old, a first-round pick in 2015, has busted out early in the season with five goals and two assists through his first eight games.

January 27, 2021 03:44 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Keeps on scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on three shots and won 11 of 18 faceoffs (61.1 percent) in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Kings.

The 23-year-old collected his fourth goal in the last six games when he spoiled Cal Petersen's shutout bid with a nifty wraparound on his backhand early in the third period. The 2015 first-rounder seems to be blossoming offensively after totaling just 21 goals over his first three full NHL seasons.

January 23, 2021 02:48 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Heating up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on four shots and dished an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.

Eriksson has back-to-back multi-point games after posting two points versus the Ducks on Wednesday. In Friday's contest, the Swede converted on a Jordan Greenway assist in the first period before returning the favor on the empty-netter in the final minute of the game. Eriksson Ek is up to three goals, two helpers, 18 shots and a plus-6 rating through five outings. A first-round pick from 2015, Eriksson Ek may be starting to turn some heads in the fantasy game.

January 21, 2021 12:40 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Strikes for game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on five shots and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 win versus Anaheim.

Eriksson Ek buried the go-ahead goal from the slot less than two minutes into the third period to deliver the win for the Wild. The 23-year-old has found the net in two of the last three games, with both goals coming during the third period.

January 17, 2021 11:32 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Ignites rally in third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on five shots and was plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win versus Los Angeles. He also won nine of 17 faceoffs (52.9 percent).

With the Wild trailing 3-1 after two periods, Eriksson Ek buried a rebound in the opening minute of the frame for the first of three straight Minnesota goals. It was the first goal of the year for the 23-year-old, who had eight goals and 29 points in 62 games in 2019-20. The 2015 first-round draft pick has yet to establish himself as a reliable offensive contributor and is not a viable fantasy option.

August 8, 2020 02:44 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Deposits first playoff goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Eriksson Ek cleaned up a rebound from a Zach Parise shot for his first career postseason goal, a mark he achieved in his 12th playoff outing. The 23-year-old Swede had just the one goal to go with eight shots and eight hits during the four-game series.

July 26, 2020 11:40 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) suited up for Sunday's practice, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

Eriksson Ek was forced to leave Thursday's scrimmage without citing a reason, casting some doubt on his availability for the start of the postseason. The Swede is expected to man a top-six role for the Wild to start the postseason, as he set new personal bests in goals (eight) and assists (21) across 62 games this campaign.

July 24, 2020 11:44 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Exits scrimmage Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek was forced out of Thursday's scrimmage with an undisclosed issue, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.

Eriksson Ek is coming off the best season of his career, as he set new personal bests in goals (eight), assists (21) and ice time per game (15:43). The 22-year-old center should continue to slot into a top-six role for the club heading into the postseason, making him a solid top-half postseason fantasy option.

February 11, 2020 11:04 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Opening goal proves decisive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a power-play goal on two shots Tuesday in a 4-0 win over Vegas.

Eriksson Ek followed his own rebound and opened the scoring five-and-a-half-minutes into the game, potting his seventh goal of the year. He's now lit the lamp three times over the last three games with a pair of game-winners. The 23-year-old has produced 24 points in 49 games on the season.

February 8, 2020 10:56 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Leads comeback with two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored twice on three shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Stars.

Eriksson Ek got the Wild on the board at 8:25 of the second period and put them ahead in the final minute of regulation. Friday's performance marked the first two-goal game of his career. The 23-year-old has six tallies, 23 points, 75 shots and 73 hits through 47 outings this season.

January 21, 2020 12:24 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Registers pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek posted two assists and two shots on goal in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.

The Swede has picked up the pace since returning from an injury -- he has nine points in his last 12 games. For the season, Eriksson Ek is at four goals and seventeen helpers in 42 contests. The 22-year-old has added 69 hits and 65 shots on goal. His first assist Monday came while shorthanded -- it was Eriksson Ek's first special-teams point of any kind in 2019-20.

January 17, 2020 12:00 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: First goal since Christmas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek scored a goal on his lone shot of the game in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Lightning.

Eriksson Ek snapped an eight-game goal drought midway through the second period, collecting his first goal since Dec. 23. The 22-year-old provided five assists during his slump but does not contribute enough in either category to be on the fantasy radar.

January 16, 2020 11:16 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Strong skating continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek collected an assist and two hits while skating 15:39 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to the Penguins.

Eriksson Ek has been on a nice roll since returning from an upper-body injury on Dec. 23, collecting six points in nine games over that span. The 22-year-old has been a constant figure centering the Wild's third line and is up to 18 points, 60 shots on goal and 68 hits across 39 games this campaign.

January 5, 2020 11:16 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Points in five of last six games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek managed an assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Flames.

Eriksson Ek has a goal and four assists in six games since returning from an undisclosed injury. The 22-year-old also set a new career high with 17 points in just 36 appearances this season. The Swede has added 58 shots on goal, 64 hits and 30 blocked shots.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
03/06@ ARIL 2-5000-120:42
03/05@ ARIW 5-1000+119:10
03/03@ LVL 1-5000019:56
03/01@ LVL 4-5 (OT)000016:49
02/27vs LAW 4-3 (OT)101016:51
02/26vs LAW 3-1101016:28
02/24@ COLW 6-2000017:22
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21MIN22841210001165189
2019-20MIN62821297104367428
2018-19MIN587714-7002247293
2017-18MIN75610162000201271
2016-17MIN1534710014564
Total2323246781310810251245
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21MIN225514.517:3446740.6844.124002
2019-20MIN621027.815:4312944.60123.52220011
2018-19MIN581116.313:3010769:3179:2520009
2017-18MIN751244.812:4612718:2081:26220011
2016-17MIN151520.010:362441:282:284002
Total2324077.914:03435264:36330:57720035
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/208
Birthdate:
01/29/1997
Age:
24
Hometown:
Karlstad, Sweden
Team:
Minnesota Wild
School:

NHL Experience:
4