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Who Is Joel Eriksson Ek Brother Olle Eriksson Ek? Age Gap Family And Net Worth Difference

Joel Eriksson Ek brother Olle Eriksson Ek is in the same sport as his brother. Learn more about the Eriksson-Ek family.

The Swedish professional ice hockey players plays center (#14) for the Minnesota Wild of the NHL (National Hockey League).

The Wild drafted Joel 20th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut and scored his first goal on October 22, 2016.

Joel was re-signed in August 2019 to a two-year contract extension and in July 2021 with an eight-year contract extension.

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Who Is Joel Eriksson Ek Brother Olle Eriksson Ek? Age Gap Explored

Joel Eriksson has one sibling: a brother named Olle Eriksson Ek.

Olle was born on June 22, 1999, in Karlstad, Sweden. He is 24 and around two years younger than his big brother.

Like Joel, Olle is also a professional ice hockey player. He plays as a goaltender for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL (American Hockey League) within the Anaheim Ducks organization.

Anaheim Ducks drafted him with a fifth-round pick (No. 153 overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Olle Eriksson Ek
The ducks selected Olle Eriksson Ek with the 153rd overall selection in the 2017 Draft. (Source: NHL)

At 6 ft 3 in and 190 lb (86 kg), Olle is slightly taller but less heavy than Joel, who is 6 ft 1 in and 208 lb (94 kg).

Joel Eriksson Ek Family Background

Joel Eriksson Ek was born in Karlstad, Sweden, to his parents, Anna Ek and Clas Eriksson.

He comes from a hockey-playing family. His Father, Clas, was a professional ice hockey player who played with Färjestad BK for 13 seasons.

Clas is currently a team manager and coach for his former club Färjestads BK in the SHL (Swedish Hockey League).

He mostly played for Färjestads BK, besides one and a half seasons with Grums IK from 1991 to 1992.

During his 13 seasons with Färjestads, Clas won three Swedish Championships (1997, 1998, and 2002). He was forced to retire in 2004 due to an injury.

Joel also played for one season for Farjestad before the Wild selected him.

Born on January 29, 1997, Joel is currently 27, and his birth sign is Aquarius.

Joel Eriksson Ek And Olle Eriksson Ek Net Worth Difference

Players Wiki states that Joel Eriksson has a $2 million net worth, whereas Olle Eriksson Ek is unavailable online.

However, we can find both ice hockey players’ contracts and salary details.

Joel Eriksson Ek was signed by the Minnesota Wild with an eight-year / $42,000,000 contract, meaning he has an annual average salary of $5,250,000.

On the other hand, Olle Eriksson Ek is signed by Anaheim with a one-year / $750,000 contract, denoting his current annual salary as $750,000.

Currently, Joel earns $450,000 per year more than his little brother. It might be justified, given that he has been in the game longer.

Jeol Eriksson Ek brother Olle
Childhood picture of the Eriksson Ek brothers. (Source: Twitter)

Besides, Joel plays in the NHL, which generally has better players and higher wages than the AHL, where Olle plays.

The Wild center signed a three-year/ $3.4125 million contract with Minnesota in July 2015, followed by a two-year/ $2.975 million contract in August 2019.

He made his NHL debut and scored his first goal on October 22, 2016. He compiled 5 points in his first four games and saw his ice-time diminish, re-assigning to Färjestad BK in November 2016.

Joel was called up to the NHL during the 2017–18 season, where he broke his 50-games drought in a match against the New York Islanders in February 2018.

His NHL career highlights (regular season) include 343 games played, 69 goals, 76 assists, 145 points, and 116 penalties.

Besides, Joel represents Sweden internationally, having played ten games, scored once, assisted twice, and earned 3 points.

He was a key player who took the Sweden national team to victory at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Lanxess Arena, Cologne. It was the country’s 10th title.

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