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Niklas Eriksson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNiklas Urban•Eriksson
Used nameNiklas•Eriksson
Born17 February 1969 in Västervik (SWE)
Measurements179 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsLeksands IF, Leksand (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Right-winger Niklas Eriksson played most of his career from 1987-07 with Leksands IF, except short spells with HIFK in Finland from 1996-97 and HC Pustertal in Italy from 2005-07. With Leksands, Eriksson never won a Swedish title, his best finish at the Swedish Championships being a runner-up in 1989. Internationally Eriksson won Olympic gold in 1994, the only major international tournament in which he participated. After finishing his sporting career, Eriksson later worked as an ice hockey coach, coaching the Leksands IF junior and youth teams as well as serving as head coach of Leksands senior team in March 2009 and 2010-11. In 2012, Eriksson became head coach of Lillehammer IK in Norway.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Niklas Eriksson
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold