Eriksson is excited to start with Bruins

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Loui Eriksson didn’t make the call to be traded from Dallas, but it sounds like he’s embraced the move to Boston.

He skated with the Bruins for the first time on Monday and told reporters about his eagerness to start on Tuesday, as CSNNE.com reports. Part of that excitement seems to have been stoked by former Bruins forward (and fellow Swede) P.J. Axelsson.

“[Axelsson] really loved it here. It’s a great town to play in, great fans and a really great organization,” Eriksson said. “I’m excited to be here, and really ready to go. Playing my first game here [in Boston] is going to be awesome. [It will be] a great feeling.”

Eriksson, 28, is frequently mentioned among the most underrated forwards in the NHL. Playing in Boston could very well change that, which might just be another reason for him to get excited.