Eriksson, who has lived in Toronto ever since he first played here in 2000, also has another, more recent tie to the Leafs. He played with Nik Kulemin in the Russian League in 2005-06, and thought enough of him to reccommend the Leafs draft him. "You should have seen him play in Russia, he was incredible," Eriksson said. "When I saw him and he wasn't drafted, I couldn't believe it. He did everything (Evgeni Malkin) did, but he was quiet, no one cared."