The Bruins had a need at forward, and they filled it with Loui Eriksson.
The former Dallas Stars winger learned he would be coming to Boston in a blockbuster trade on July 4, and Eriksson has already made clear that he is excited to be joining the defending Eastern Conference champions. Eriksson’s two-way style served him well during his time with Dallas, as he averaged nearly a point per game the last five seasons.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has already revealed that he plans to use Eriksson at right wing, but the specifics about which line Eriksson will be skating with are still up in the air. Through his style of play, Eriksson has already drawn comparisons to Patrice Bergeron, and the Boston newcomer has said he would welcome skating next to Bergy and Brad Marchand.