Autry Raymond Erickson - Born January 25, 1938 in Lethbridge, Alberta – Died August 21, 2010 in Moreno Valley, California was a professional ice Hockey defenceman.
Erickson split his four-year junior career evenly between the Lethbridge Native Sons and the Prince Albert Mintos of the WCJHL between 1954 and 1958. During that time, and especially in Prince Albert, the lanky blueliner established himself as a robust defender who had a touch for head-manning the puck.
In 1958-59, he turned pro with the Calgary Stampeders.
Erickson wore number 11 when he joined the Boston Bruins in 1959-60. The lanky young rearguard, known as a steady, dependable blueliner, would play two full seasons in Boston, establishing his rock solid, robust and rugged minded defensive presence. Erickson would later see duty as a member of the Chicago Black Hawks defence and play in one playoff game during the 1967 Stanley Cup finals, while with the Toronto Maple Leafs. An appearance in that single contest got his name etched on the Cup.
In between NHL stops, he put in time with the Buffalo Bisons and Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL plus the Victoria Cougars and Phoenix Roadrunners of the WHL.
Erickson stayed on to coach the Roadrunners for two seasons and then returned to the NHL as an assistant GM with the New York Islanders. After two years in the front office he co-coached the team with Earl Ingarfield for a short time before leaving Hockey for good.
Erickson was an original member of the expansion Oakland Seals.