Loui Eriksson has a no-trade clause. But Eriksson waived it 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 during a conference call on Monday. “I know it’s a good team. They really wanted me too. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Eriksson, acquired from Dallas last Thursday in the Tyler Seguin trade, projects to be Patrice Bergeron’s right wing on the No. 2 line. Eriksson played both sides in Dallas, and said he likes the right side. Eriksson is a left-shot forward.
Eriksson had 12 goals and 17 assists this past season, but 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.”
Here’s how Eriksson might fit into a prospective 2013-14 lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid