Joel Eriksson Ek Player Info

Joel Eriksson Ek

#14

Position

Center

Shoots

Left

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'1"

Weight

210 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

25

Birthplace

Karlstad,
Sweden

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

7

Drafted

2015:R1 - 20th

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Joel Eriksson Ek Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG TOI
15/02 at W 7-4 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 00:15:56
13/02 at W 3-2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:18:20
09/02 at L 2-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:18:07
03/02 at W 0-5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:15:33
31/01 at W 3-4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 00:17:06
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SEASON
44 16 12 28 9 20 10 1 0 0 0 2021-2022
56 19 11 30 16 20 0 2 0 0 0 2020-2021
62 8 21 29 7 22 1 0 0 1 102 2019-2020
58 7 7 14 -7 20 0 0 0 0 0 2018-2019
75 6 10 16 2 24 0 0 0 0 0 2017-2018
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG PLAYOFF
7 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2020-2021
5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2018
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2017

Joel Eriksson Ek Statistical Graphs

Joel Eriksson Ek Player Bio


Joel Eriksson Ek

ON-ICE VALUE
Middle-Six Forward

STRENGTHS
Hockey Sense: Eriksson Ek is a smart two-way forward who positions himself well to support his teammates in all three zones. He covers for pinching defensemen and shows a keen understanding of how to make himself available for either high-quality or second-chance opportunities. In short, his IQ allows him to control the action more often than not.

Compete Level: He isn’t necessarily a bruising presence, but he battles his heart out at both ends of the ice. He gladly takes on tough defensive challenges and will charge the front of the net for rebounds. A player whose motor never stops running is a huge asset.

Size: Again, Eriksson Ek isn’t a vicious hitter. However, his 6’3”, 208-pound frame still comes in handy. He can shield the puck away from defenders in order to buy time and establish a cycle game, and he can disrupt the opposition with his reach and strength. Combined with his work rate, his physical stature makes him a frustrating opponent to handle.

WEAKNESSES
Finish: One scorching-hot season notwithstanding, Eriksson Ek has converted at a below-average rate throughout his career. He hasn’t shown the ability to beat goaltenders on clean looks, so his tireless work often goes to waste. With that said, he’s offset this weakness by taking more and more of his shots from closer range.

Faceoffs: This is one area the Swede has yet to address. Eriksson Ek is a poor faceoff man, losing well over half of the draws he takes. Given how heavily Minnesota depends on him at the dot and in defensive situations, he needs to work toward at least breaking even at the faceoff circle.

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