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14 Joel Eriksson Ek C

Minnesota Wild

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
7%4%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
2134016:15

Player Updates

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.

December 23, 2019 10:52 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Expected to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bruce Boudreau said Sunday that Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and will play in Monday's game against Calgary, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Eriksson Ek had been dealing with an upper-body issue that he suffered in last Saturday's game against the Flyers. The 22-year-old has racked up 12 points, 51 shots on goal and 56 hits through 30 games this campaign. He'll replace Luke Johnson in the lineup, who was recently shifted to AHL Iowa and had been in the lineup the past three games.

December 16, 2019 07:08 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Wild placed Eriksson Ek (upper body) on injured reserve Monday.

Eriksson Ek suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Flyers, but finished the game despite only seeing 8:57 of ice time. The specifics of the upper-body issue are still uncertain, but the Swede will miss at least the next three games. Gerald Mayhew, Luke Johnson and Nico Sturm will all battle for the last spot in the lineup that was vacated by Eriksson Ek.

December 16, 2019 01:04 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) did not travel to Chicago for Sunday's tilt, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Eriksson Ek will miss a contest for the first time since Oct. 24 with his mysterious injury. His timeline to return is still uncertain, but the team is hoping for a return Tuesday or Thursday. Rookie Gerald Mayhew should replace him in the lineup.

December 15, 2019 01:20 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Status unsure for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) may not be available for Sunday's game in Chicago, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Eriksson Ek skated only 8:57 in Saturday's game against the Flyers. Per Russo, coach Bruce Boudreau said Eriksson Ek felt better after the game, but the coach wasn't sure about the 22-year-old's status for the second half of the back-to-back. If Eriksson Ek is unavailable Sunday, expect Gerald Mayhew to enter the lineup.

November 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Dishing apples early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek has five assists and six points while averaging 15:23 of ice time in 17 games.

The Swede has settled in nicely in his past 10 games specifically, racking up five points and a plus-1 rating in that span. He's also made his presence felt on the defensive end, dishing out 33 hits and 18 block shots this campaign. The downside to Eriksson Ek is that he's rarely seen power-play time, averaging a measly two seconds through his first 17 games.

November 8, 2019 03:36 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Helpers in three straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek generated an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Sharks.

Eriksson Ek has produced an assist in each of the last three games. The Swedish center is up to five points and 26 hits in 13 appearances this year.

November 6, 2019 02:24 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Assists on game-tying goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek generated an assist and three hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Eriksson Ek spotted Mats Zuccarello being freed from the penalty box in the third period, sending the pass that resulted in the equalizing goal. Eriksson Ek is up to four points in 12 games this season, while adding 24 hits and 21 shots from a bottom-six role.

October 26, 2019 11:44 PM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Scores in first game back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek (lower body) scored a goal on two shots and dished out five hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Kings.

Eriksson Ek had missed the previous three games with a lower-body injury, but returned Saturday and tallied his first goal of the year. The fourth-liner logged just over 15 minutes of ice time and led all players on either squad in hits. Eriksson Ek has just 17 career goals in 156 NHL games, so look elsewhere for help.

October 26, 2019 11:44 AM
Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Ready for Saturday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eriksson Ek (lower body) will play in Saturday's game against the Kings, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

After a three-game stint in the press box, Eriksson Ek will return to action. He's expected to slot in on the fourth line. Although he hasn't scored a goal and has just one helper, Eriksson Ek has registered nine shots on net, 11 hits and 12 blocked shots over seven games.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
01/20@ ANAW 3-2112+118:07
01/18@ ANAL 0-1000014:32
01/16@ LAW 4-3 (OT)101+218:59
01/14@ LAW 4-3 (OT)000+113:21
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21MIN421340012732
2019-20MIN62821297104367428
2018-19MIN587714-7002247293
2017-18MIN75610162000201271
2016-17MIN1534710014564
Total21426436971088871088
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21MIN41414.316:14772.887.780000
2019-20MIN621027.815:4312944.60123.52220011
2018-19MIN581116.313:3010769:3179:2520009
2017-18MIN751244.812:4612718:2081:26220011
2016-17MIN151520.010:362441:282:284002
Total2143667.113:44396226:48294:37680033
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/208
Birthdate:
01/29/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Karlstad, Sweden
Team:
Minnesota Wild
School:

NHL Experience:
4