Skip to content

Report: Dallas’ Eriksson to join Thornton, Nash with Swiss club Davos

Dec 4, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

Comments Off on Report: Dallas’ Eriksson to join Thornton, Nash with Swiss club Davos
Loui Eriksson Getty Images

Switzerland’s National League “A” continued to stockpile NHL talent on Monday as Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson agreed to a lockout deal with HC Davos.

It’s not surprising that Davos — which already employs Rick Nash and Joe Thornton — would make a play for a third NHL All-Star.

Later this month, the club will host the annual Spengler Cup, a prestigious six-team tournament featuring some of Europe’s finest clubs (and the Canadian National Team).

The 2012 Spengler will take place from Dec. 26-31 with Davos, Team Canada, Germany’s Adler Mannheim, Switzerland’s Fribourg-Gotteron, the Czech Republic’s HC Vitkovice Steel and Russia’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa all competing.

(Because of the lockout, NHL players currently slated to participate include Jason Pominville, Marcel Goc, Dennis Seidenberg, David Desharnais, Filip Kuba and Roman Polak.)

As for Eriksson…

The 27-year-old is coming off another stellar campaign in Dallas, having led the team in assists (45), points (71), plus-minus (plus-18) and shorthanded goals (two).  He finished fifth in voting among left wingers for the All-NHL teams and fourth in voting for the 2012 Lady Byng trophy.

Now he’s set to join a Davos club that, despite the influx of NHL talent, has struggled this season. Davos currently sits in eighth place in the 12-team National League “A”, 13-points back of first-place Geneve-Servette.

Latest Posts
  1. Hitch thinks ‘goaltending is the least of our problems’

    May 27, 2015, 1:46 PM EDT

    Jake Allen AP

    “I get the fact there were three goals that went in that were ugly. That’s the growth of a young player.”

  2. On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’

    May 27, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT

    Rangers forward has had issues with it thus far.

  3. Report: Sharks to name DeBoer head coach

    May 27, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

    Peter DeBoer Getty Images

    Former Panthers and Devils coach will take over a team that missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

  4. Miller’s ‘attitude has been outstanding,’ says Brassard

    May 27, 2015, 12:13 PM EDT

    J.T. Miller, Derick Brassard AP

    Remember when AV called the youngster out?

  5. Ward’s agent makes it (very) clear that Washington is his first choice

    May 27, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six Getty Images

    “Our door is open for the Capitals, absolutely first and foremost.”

  6. ‘Very quiet’ on Derek Roy-Edmonton front, says agent

    May 27, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Veteran center enjoyed something of a career revival with the Oilers last season.

  7. Blackhawks’ Teravainen: ‘I’m living my dream’

    May 27, 2015, 10:33 AM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Anaheim Ducks - Game Five Getty Images

    Chicago fans are hoping that dream includes a Game 6 win.

  8. So much for Rick Nash’s slump

    May 27, 2015, 9:35 AM EDT

    150527-Rick-Nash Getty Images

    Give some credit to his linemates, including “energizer bunny” J.T. Miller.

  9. Video: Lundqvist helps lead Rangers back to New York for Game 7

    May 27, 2015, 12:59 AM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist Getty Images

    Almost completely shut the door through two periods.

  10. TVR time? Quenneville hints at changes on defense for Game 6

    May 26, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Timonen is averaging under 10 minutes of ice time per game in playoffs.

  11. Video: Lundqvist stones Stamkos with left-pad save

    May 26, 2015, 9:16 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    New York scored to make it 2-0 soon after that.

  12. Video: Brassard opens scoring for Rangers in Game 6

    May 26, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT

    AP

    New York needs the win to force Game 7.

  13. No NHL-first offer has been made for Seattle arena, says Hansen

    May 26, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT

    Chris Hansen AP

    “We’ve had a lot of informal discussions with people about this, but us or the city have yet to be presented with any kind of offer.”

Featured video

End of an era coming for Blackhawks?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. M. Zuccarello (3611)
  2. H. Lundqvist (2392)
  3. S. Stamkos (2095)
  4. B. Bishop (1669)
  5. R. Nash (1567)
  1. M. Carle (1564)
  2. M. Babcock (1481)
  3. M. Beleskey (1465)
  4. K. Yandle (1323)
  5. N. Horton (1317)