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Kalle Eriksson Commits to the University of New Hampshire

12/11/2018, 11:30am CST
By Brandon Hofstra, Omaha Lancers

Swedish defenseman has already cracked double digits in points.

Kalle Eriksson, Omaha Lancers (courtesy Hickling Images)

Omaha Lancers defenseman Kalle Eriksson announced his commitment to the University of New Hampshire.


“I got a really good impression of the coaching staff and the campus at UNH,” Eriksson said.


“They liked my skating ability and my ability to make creative plays."


The Swedish-born defenseman has played in 22 games with the Lancers. Throughout this season, the puck moving defender has dished out 11 assists, recording 12 points.


"We are very happy for Kalle," Omaha head coach David Wilkie said. "Securing a Division 1 commitment and the opportunity to play in North America were enormous reasons for Kalle making the jump to the USHL this season."


This is Eriksson's first season in the USHL. He played in the SuperElit League in Sweden before coming to North America.


“It [USHL] is a fast league, which means that you have to make quick decisions, and that is what’s going to be expected of you in the future, as a collegiate athlete and a pro," Eriksson continued. 


"I would not have gotten to this point without my teammates and coaches helping me adjust to the American way of playing the game, along with being there for everything off ice too."

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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