Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Loui Eriksson back in town and skating
By Mark Stepneski
FRISCO -- Forward Loui Eriksson is among the latest players to arrive in Frisco and start skating in preparation for training camp, which starts in less than three weeks.
Eriksson, who arrived in town this week, received a high-five from both Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro just before he took the ice on Tuesday. He also chatted briefly with new head coach Glen Gulutzan.
“It’s interesting. It’s going to be fun to get started to see how the new players look and, of course, the new coach,” said Eriksson. “See what system we are going to play. It’s going to be fun.”
Eriksson has spent the last few seasons on a line with Brad Richards, but that will change now with Richards moving on to the New York Rangers via free agency.
“Of course it’s going to be different, but that’s how it is,” Eriksson said. “Of course he is a real good player and I’ve been playing real well with him, but it’s going to be fun to see who I am playing with now. I think the whole team is ready to get started.”