University of Connecticut
Erickson is a sociology major who has applied what he has learned in the classroom into real-life experiences as he has become somewhat of a spokesman for the team in the eyes of the media.
Erickson is a leader both on and off the ice. As a co-captain of the UConn men’s hockey squad since his sophomore year, he has been able to develop what have become outstanding leadership skills. During his junior year, after a season-ending injury Erickson still attended and helped at every practice providing his expertise to assist the 15 newcomers to the UConn squad. His leadership abilities have made him into a qualified spokesman for the team.
Since he has stepped foot on the UConn campus, Erickson has been ready to help in any way that he can. He has assisted with skating lessons at the Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum (UConn’s hockey rink) as well as other places in the community. He has also helped to run youth clinics held throughout the area.
Erickson is currently ranked sixth in career assists at the division I level for UConn. During his freshman season, he ranked fifth in points scored among UConn freshmen with 21. He tallied 16 assists (third among UConn freshmen) and five goals for the Huskies during his freshman season and for his efforts was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie team. In 2006-07, during his sophomore campaign, he racked up one goal and another 18 assists. Before he was injured during his junior year, he had already racked up three goals and eight assists in only 13 games played. Erickson has played in 92 games over his career, playing in each and every game his freshman and sophomore year before his injury last season.