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.