Loui Eriksson has a no-trade clause. But the newest Bruins player, acquired from the Dallas Stars in the trade for Tyler Seguin, waived his that clause when informed of the Bruins’ interest.
“It was an easy decision for me to make that decision to go and play with Boston,” Eriksson said Monday during a conference call. “I know it’s a good team. They really wanted me too. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Eriksson projects to be Patrice Bergeron’s right wing on the No. 2 line with Brad Marchand. Eriksson, a left-shot forward, played both sides in Dallas, and said he likes the right side.
He scored 12 goals and 17 assists this past season, and Eriksson considered it a down year. Eriksson noted that he played on every line and never found a comfortable spot.
“It was kind of disappointing for me,” Eriksson said. “It was a tough year for me. I’m looking to rebound next year.”
With Eriksson in the fold, here’s how he might fit into a prospective 2013-14 lineup:
Line 1: Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Line 2: Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Line 3: Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Jordan Caron
Line 4: Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Defense 1: Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Defense 2: Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Defense 3: Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Chad Johnson