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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
35-16-8 78
36-15-5 77
35-19-5 75
32-25-2 66
30-25-2 62
28-24-6 62
23-29-5 51
15-39-5 35

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 26 54 15 20:37 48

Top Joel Eriksson Ek News

  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Hurt in Saturday's contest

    Eriksson Ek (undisclosed) went down awkwardly along the boards in the third period and did not finish Saturday's game versus the Kraken, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Coach John Hynes said after the contest that Eriksson Ek "should be good," according to Darren Brown of, so the Wild forward could be fine for Tuesday's matchup versus Carolina. The center had an assist Saturday, his 15th point over the last eight appearances and his 54th point through 58 outings overall.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Lends helper in win

    Eriksson Ek produced an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.

    Eriksson Ek has seven goals and seven assists during his seven-game point streak. The 27-year-old center has shown excellent chemistry with Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy on the top line since the trio was assembled shortly after the All-Star break. Eriksson Ek is on pace for a career year with 53 points, 208 shots on net, 127 hits, 44 blocked shots and a plus-15 rating through 57 outings. He's looking like a true power forward with a solid two-way game.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Produces six points in win

    Eriksson Ek put up three goals and three assists in Monday's 10-7 win over the Canucks.

    With the Wild down 2-0 in the first period, Eriksson Ek tallied to get Minnesota on the board. The Wild eventually fell behind 5-2 in the second frame but Minnesota scored a flurry of goals from there, scoring six consecutive goals, including the last two goals of Eriksson Ek's hat trick, which both came on the power play. The 27-year old center also added three helpers, four shots on net, one hit, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in 21:23 of ice time. Eriksson Ek is now riding a five-game point streak, scoring seven goals and adding five assists over that span.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Four-game, six-point streak

    Eriksson Ek scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres.

    He tied the game 1-1 early in the third frame with a wrist shot from the slot after a drop pass from Kirill Kaprizov. Eriksson Ek's 25th goal of the season extended his point streak to four games. He has four goals and two assists during that span and has lit the lamp in three straight outings. He's one goal from tying his career mark set in 2021-22. Eriksson Ek has upped his shot volume significantly this season, pacing toward a total that would flirt with the 300 mark for the first time in his career. He also sits eighth in the NHL in faceoff wins (541) but is still working on his technique, as he's the only guy in the top 19 in that category who wins less than 50 percent of the time (49.7). The growth in his game is obvious, and Eriksson Ek has quietly become one of the best two-way pivots in the NHL.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Two points in Wednesday's win

    Eriksson Ek scored a power-play goal on three shots, added an assist and logged four hits in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

    This was Eriksson Ek's second straight multi-point effort and his sixth such game in his last 11 outings. The 27-year-old is up to 24 goals, 44 points, 196 shots on net, 108 hits, 40 PIM and a plus-14 rating through 53 appearances. He's getting a boost while centering Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy on the top line, so Eriksson Ek is a strong fantasy play.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Nets pair of goals Monday

    Eriksson Ek scored two goals on four shots and added two PIM in Monday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    Eriksson Ek gave the Wild a 2-1 lead in the first period and added an empty-netter to seal the win in the third. The 27-year-old center is surging with eight goals and 14 points over his last 10 outings while seeing top-line usage in a majority of those games. On the year, he's produced 23 tallies, 42 points, 193 shots on net, 102 hits, 40 PIM and a plus-13 rating through 52 appearances, putting him on track to finish around the 61-point campaign he had in 2022-23.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Delivers assist in victory

    Eriksson Ek contributed an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Penguins.

    Eriksson Ek's apple advances his running point total to 40; he has put up 21 goals and 19 assists through 51 games. The top-line pivot managed only one shot in the latest contest, but that's proven to be an outlier, as he's recorded at least two shots in all but five contests in this productive 2023-24 campaign. Remember, Eriksson Ek was drafted 20th overall by the Wild in 2015, and the continuity of him sticking with the same team seems to be paying significant dividends.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Extends scoring streak

    Eriksson Ek scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.

    Eriksson Ek snapped a scoreless tie on a power play midway through the second period, deflecting a Kirill Kaprizov shot past Juuse Saros to put the Wild up 1-0. The 26-year-old Eriksson Ek now has goals in three consecutive contests and points in six straight games -- he's tallied six goals and 11 points in that span. He's up to 21 goals, five shy of his career high, and 39 points through 38 games this season.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Another multi-point effort

    Eriksson Ek posted a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Washington.

    Eriksson Ek picked up an assist on Marcus Foligno's first-period tally before extending Minnesota's lead to 4-1 in the third, beating Darcy Kuemper on the rush for his 20th goal of the season. Eriksson Ek has been red hot recently -- he's now scored five goals and 10 points during his five-game point streak, including three straight multi-point efforts. He's up to 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) through 47 contests this year.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Three-point effort against Canes

    Eriksson Ek scored the game-winning goal on two shots on net and added two assists and a plus-4 rating in Sunday's 5-2 victory over Carolina.

    Just over a minute after Michael Bunting had tied the game at 2-2 in the third period, Eriksson Ek banged home a loose puck in the Hurricanes' crease to put the Wild in the lead for good. The 26-year-old has caught fire with four goals and eight points over the last four games, a surge that not coincidentally happened when Kirill Kaprizov returned to the lineup. On the season, Eriksson Ek remains on track for a career-best campaign with 19 goals and 36 points in 46 contests.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Lights lamp twice in win

    Eriksson Ek collected two goals in a 5-0 win over the Islanders on Monday.

    In his first multi-point game since Dec. 23, Eriksson Ek dominated both special teams against the Islanders. He scored on a power-play goal on a tip-in from the slot to finish off the second period and then scored on a two-on-one breakout while shorthanded. Eriksson Ek also provided four shots, two PIM, three hits and a blocked shot in 18:30 TOI.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Puts up helper

    Eriksson Ek logged an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.

    Eriksson Ek has three helpers over the last four games. He had been playing on the top line recently, but he was replaced there by Ryan Hartman for this contest. Eriksson Ek has gone nine games without a goal, an unusually long stretch for a player who excels at the net front. He's at 28 points (15 goals, 13 helpers) with nine of them coming on the power play, and he's added 155 shots on net, 82 hits and a plus-7 rating across 41 appearances.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Notches assist in OT win

    Eriksson Ek surfaced with a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

    Eriksson Ek, a versatile forward in his eighth NHL season, is performing close to his career averages based on 15 goals and 26 total points through 38 games. As an added bonus, he's recorded seven goals and a pair of assists on the man advantage. Expectations for Eriksson Ek skyrocketed after we saw him register a career-high 61 points last season, and the Wild have steadily increased his ice time on an annual basis; he's averaging 20:47 in 2023-24.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Deposits empty-netter

    Eriksson Ek scored an empty-net goal on three shots, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Kraken.

    Eriksson Ek continues to have a nose for the net with six goals over his last nine games. The 26-year-old was rewarded for his strong play of late by moving into a top-line role alongside Kirill Kaprizov and Matt Boldy. Eriksson Ek has 14 tallies, 21 points, 94 shots, 46 hits, 23 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 26 outings, providing solid all-around numbers for fantasy managers.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Scores in Friday's loss

    Eriksson Ek scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Eriksson Ek has five goals over his last eight outings, though he hasn't recorded an assist in that span. The center's tally Friday briefly gave the Wild a 2-1 lead. He's up to 13 goals, 20 points, 91 shots on net, 45 hits, 23 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 25 contests overall. He remains solid on the second line as well as featuring at the net front on the first power-play unit.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Tallies in third period

    Eriksson Ek scored a goal on five shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Flames.

    Eriksson Ek has scored four times over his last six games. His third-period marker padded the Wild's lead en route to their fourth straight win. The 26-year-old center has been reliable in a top-six role with ample power-play time this season, racking up 12 goals, seven assists, 82 shots on net, 38 hits, 22 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 23 appearances.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Scores again Tuesday

    Eriksson Ek scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over St. Louis.

    Eriksson Ek opened the scoring 2:41 into the first period, beating Jordan Binnington with a one-timer to give the Wild an early lead. The 26-year-old Eriksson Ek now has goals in three straight games and six tallies in 11 contests since the start of November. Overall, he's up to 11 goals and 18 points through 20 games this season in a top-six role in Minnesota.

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  • Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek: Nets power-play goal

    Eriksson Ek scored a power-play goal on six shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.

    Eriksson Ek tied the game at 2-2 in the second period. The goal was his first in four games. The 26-year-old center has been quietly successful this season with nine tallies, seven assists, six power-play points, 63 shots on net, 27 hits, 18 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 18 outings. He had a career-high 61 points in 78 outings last season, and he's capable of making solid contributions across the board for fantasy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden
Age: 27
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left