Eriksson Ek signed an eight-year, $42 million extension with the Wild on Friday.
Eriksson Ek broke out in his age-23 season, recording career-best marks for goals (19) while adding in 11 assists for a career-high 30 points to go along with a plus-16 rating. He has been rewarded for those efforts with a long-term deal that will keep him in Minnesota through the 2028-29 season.
Eriksson Ek played through a knee injury he suffered during Wednesday's Game 6 win over the Golden Knights, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Eriksson Ek's ice time went from 17:15 in Game 6 to just 14:45 in Friday's Game 7, which could have something to do with the banged-up knee the 24-year-old forward was playing on. Nonetheless, Eriksson Ek's injury won't require surgery, so he should be fully fit ahead of next season's training camp. The Swedish pivot finished the campaign with 19 goals, 30 points and 119 shots on net through 56 contests.
Eriksson Ek produced an assist, four hits and two PIM in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 7.
Eriksson Ek's shot was deflected to Zach Parise, who used a between-the-legs backhand to score the Wild's first goal. The 24-year-old Eriksson Ek was kept quiet with three points in seven games against Vegas, though he did have one overtime winner. The Swede added 21 shots on net, 32 hits and six blocked shots during the first round.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal on three shots and added four hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 3.
Eriksson Ek gave the Wild a 2-0 lead in the first period with his second goal of the postseason. He had another tally overturned for offside, which proved to be the turning point in the contest as the Wild's energy sagged while the Golden Knights took over. The Swede has two goals, 18 hits and 11 shots on net through three postseason outings.
Eriksson Ek scored the game-winning goal and had four shots in Sunday's 1-0 overtime win over Vegas in Game 1. He also had five hits and three blocks.
Eriksson Ek found himself all alone in the slot and his shot attempt deflected off Vegas defenseman Alec Martinez and past netminder Marc-Andre Fleury just 3:20 into overtime. Eriksson Ek scored 19 times during the regular season, more than doubling his previous career high.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal on two shots, dished an assist, doled out three hits and added two PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.
Eriksson Ek has been strong in his last 11 games with six goals and four helpers in that span. The Swede is up to a career-high 30 points (19 goals, 11 assists), 116 shots on net, 100 hits and a plus-17 rating in 53 appearances this year.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Monday's 6-5 win over the Golden Knights.
Eriksson Ek scored at 3:36 of the first period, but the Wild held the lead for only 53 seconds. They wouldn't lead again until Jonas Brodin's goal with 1:06 left in the third period. Eriksson Ek saw his seven-game point streak end in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blues, but it didn't take the Swede long to get back on the scoresheet. He has 18 tallies, 28 points, 112 shots on net, 94 hits and a plus-16 rating in 51 outings this year.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Blues.
Eriksson Ek extended his point streak to seven games with his second-period tally. The 24-year-old center has put up four goals and three assists in that span. The Swede is up to 27 points, 105 shots on net, a plus-17 rating and 91 hits through 49 contests as an emerging top-six option for the Wild.
Eriksson Ek scored an empty-net goal and added three hits in Friday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Eriksson Ek's third-period tally helped secure the Wild's win. The 24-year-old Swede has 15 tallies, 24 points, 95 shots on net, 83 hits and a plus-13 rating in 46 appearances this season. He's mainly featured in a top-six role.
Eriksson Ek produced an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.
Eriksson Ek earned the secondary assist on a Jordan Greenway tally in the second period. The 24-year-old Eriksson Ek has racked up 22 points, 93 shots on net, 78 hits and a plus-11 rating through 44 contests.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal and doled out three hits in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Eriksson Ek tallied just 36 seconds after Mats Zuccarello put the Wild on the board in the first period. The 24-year-old Eriksson Ek has 14 goals, 21 points, 93 shots on net and 77 hits through 43 appearances this season. Most of his offense came from a hot start to the year, as he has five points his last 16 outings.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal, doled out two hits, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Avalanche.
Eriksson Ek gave the Wild a 7-3 lead with his third-period goal. The Swede is up to four points in his last six games. He's recorded 20 points, 83 shots on net, 64 hits, 32 blocks and a plus-10 rating through 38 contests overall.
Eriksson Ek scored a goal on three shots, dished a power-play assist and added six hits in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Golden Knights.
Eriksson Ek was instrumental to the Wild's comeback Saturday. He set up Kirill Kaprizov's equalizer at 6:13 of the third period, then scored on a rebound a minute later for the lead. Eriksson Ek's six hits also led the team. The 24-year-old Swede has produced 12 goals, 19 points, 80 shots on net, 60 hits and a plus-11 rating through 36 contests.
Eriksson Ek posted an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.
Eriksson Ek snapped his six-game point drought with a helper on Nick Bonino's first-period tally. The 24-year-old Eriksson Ek hasn't had a great March with just five points in 15 appearances. He's picked up 17 points, 72 blocked shots, 50 hits and a plus-10 rating in 33 contests this year, but his recent performance has trended in the wrong direction.
Eriksson Ek scored twice on four shots Wednesday in a 4-3 win over Vegas. He also won eight of 13 faceoffs (61.6 percent).
Eriksson Ek opened the scoring just 19 seconds into the game, intercepting an errant Vegas pass in the left faceoff circle and whipping a quick shot past Marc-Andre Fleury. He added his second goal six minutes into the middle frame, crashing the net to jam home his own rebound and give the Wild a 3-1 cushion. The outburst broke a five-game goal drought for the 24-year-old, who has lit the lamp a career-high 10 times in 24 contests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/28||@ LV||L 2-6||0||1||1||0||14:45|
|05/26||vs LV||W 3-0||0||0||0||0||17:15|
|05/24||@ LV||W 4-2||0||0||0||+1||18:03|
|05/22||vs LV||L 0-4||0||0||0||-2||21:05|
|05/20||vs LV||L 2-5||1||0||1||0||16:16|
|05/18||@ LV||L 1-3||0||0||0||0||18:10|
|05/16||@ LV||W 1-0 (OT)||1||0||1||+1||19:19|
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