Great article on NHL.com about Loui Eriksson today. What’s so great about it is the fact that I learned more about Loui’s as a person and his background. I mean, he’s always so quiet, and we just don’t learn much about him.
Loui’s dad’s name is Bo, and Papa Eriksson taught Loui some great lessons:
“My dad always told me you start with small goals and then listen to other people who know more about the game than you do, work as hard as you can at the things that will make you a complete player and then have confidence that your drive will take you to your dreams,” the 24-year-old winger from Goteborg, Sweden said. “Yeah, I was real skinny, but I was confident I had the skills to some day play in the NHL.”
And did I sense some snark in there? Ow, ow, Loui, you studmuffin.
Here’s the sweetest quote that came out of it:
“This year, I came into camp with more confidence after last season. But then, I’ve got more responsibility, too. Her name is Elle. My wife, Micaela, gave birth to our first child just before training camp. Now, I’m not only working for my wife and myself, but Elle as well.”
Awwwwwwwwww! And I absolutely LOVE the name, Elle. Elle Eriksson is one of the sweetest names I’ve ever heard.
I hearted Loui before, and now I heart him even more. He is our Swedish stud. God, I love him!
You can read the full article here.