Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Erickson
Bryan Erickson was a star forward with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1979 to 1983. Although he was strong in all four seasons, his best year from a statistical point of view came in his sophomore year when he had 39 goals and 47 assists for 86 points in only 44 games.

By the time he finished his senior year, Erickson was almost 23, and so he was never drafted by an NHL team. After starting the 1983-84 season with Hershey in the AHL, the Washington Capitals called him up to the big league, where he played in 45 games, scoring 12 goals and 29 points. He followed that up with a 57-game performance and 15 goals and 28 points.

The two best NHL seasons for Erickson came while playing for the L.A. Kings, where he had back-to-back 20-goal seasons in 1986 and 1987.

After a brief eleven-game stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988, he played parts of four seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, where he retired after the 1993-94 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Roseau Rams High-MN
1978-79 United States WJC-A 5 2 1 3 6
1979-80 University of Minnesota WCHA 23 10 15 25 14
1979-80 United States WJC-A 4 2 2 4 2
1980-81 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 39 47 86 30
1981-82 University of Minnesota WCHA 35 25 20 45 20
1981-82 United States WEC-A 7 1 1 2 6
1982-83 University of Minnesota WCHA 42 35 47 82 34
1982-83 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 3 0
1983-84 Washington Capitals NHL 45 12 17 29 16 +10 8 2 3 5 7
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 31 16 12 28 11
1984-85 United States Can-Cup 6 2 2 4 4
1984-85 Washington Capitals NHL 57 15 13 28 23 +11
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 13 6 11 17 8
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 7 5 3 8 2
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 55 20 23 43 36 +1
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 14 8 3 11 11
1985-86 United States WEC-A 10 8 1 9 10
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 20 30 50 26 -12 3 1 1 2 0
1986-87 United States WEC-A 10 4 4 8 8
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 42 6 15 21 20 -14
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 3 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 1 4 5 0 +2
1988-89 HC Merano Italy 38 38 56 94 29
1989-90 Moncton Hawks AHL 13 4 7 11 4
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 7 7 0 +1
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 36 18 14 32 16 9 9 2 11 6
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 10 2 4 6 0 +9
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 41 4 12 16 14 +2 3 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 2 1 1 2 4
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 16 0 0 0 6 -7
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 3 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 351 80 125 205 141 14 3 4 7 7


WCHA Second All-Star Team (1982)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1983)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, April 5, 1983. Traded to Los Angeles by Washington for Bruce Shoebottom, October 31, 1985. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles for Chris Kontos and Pittsburgh's 6th round choice (Micah Aivazoff) in 1988 Entry Draft, February 5, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, March 2, 1990.
Missed majority of 1991-92 due to abdominal injury vs. Los Angeles, October 12, 1991.
Missed majority of 1993-94 due to groin injury vs. Quebec, December 23, 1993.