Anders Eriksson

#5D,
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 229
Born:
Birth Place: Bollnas, Sweden
Draft: 1993 1st round (22nd pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Throwback Thursday: Ben Smith becomes a playoff hero
    Second City Hockey

    Throwback Thursday: Ben Smith becomes a playoff hero

    It’s part three of our 10-week Throwback Thursday series, counting down to the Hawks’ home opener on Thursday, October 5. Up next: the 2010-11 season and the biggest goal of Ben Smith’s Blackhawks’ career. As magical as the 2009-10 season was for the Blackhawks, the ensuing salary cap purge and 2010-11 season rested at the opposite end of the hockey spectrum. By March, the Hawks were in a dogfight just to make the postseason, and only a Dallas Stars loss on the final day of the season (which led to one of the best hockey GIFs ever) saved Chicago from missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs altogether. The opponent? Of course, it was the 2010-11 President Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver was