Canucks sign Swedish goaltender Eriksson

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The Canadian Press
6/17/2013 1:07:46 PM
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VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Joacim Eriksson.

The six-foot-one, 189-pound goalie played Skelleftea, champions of Sweden's Elitserien, last season. He posted a record of 21-9-0 with a goals-against average of 1.67, a save percentage of .931 and five shutouts through 30 games.

He added a 1.06 GAA and a .952 save percentage in 10 playoff games.

The native of Gavle, Sweden was originally selected by Philadelphia in the seventh round, 196th overall, in the 2008 NHL draft.

Joacim Eriksson (Photo: NHL Images/NHLI via Getty Images)

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