Much of his recent attention to detail and drive to improve all aspects of his game can be tied to an October road trip when Habscheid pulled him aside and told him that he needed to expect more from himself than just putting up points...
"I want to become a complete player. It's not all about scoring goals and doing all the fancy work. It's about dedication. I want to have a good work ethic, I want to be hard to play against in the defensive zone as well as being hard to play against in the offensive zone."
Notes on Erixon from two games I saw.
First and most important comment on his play is how smart he is. From first shift to the end of game he shows smart positioning, smart passing and the whole way he read the game was top notch.
There's players who might look good and make smart moves in single shifts but cause terrible giveaway in the next but Erixon isn't that way. He was very consistent from shift to shift and never seemed to get into big trouble (wasn't flashy either though).
HENRIK BJORKLUND (CGY 2009 draft pick) dominated in the J-20 Nordic Trophy tournament as he led all scoring ...in the 4GP (Farjestads went undeafted in 4 games to win the tournament) he had 5 goals and 5 assists and was a +8