Erkgärds is an all-round player that controls most aspects of the game well. He plays a good two-way game that includes above average speed, hockey sense and technical skills. He can put the puck in the net, and also deliver distinct passes. Furthermore, he is solid defensively and an excellent penalty killer. Erkgärds moves the puck with confidence and should he not be able to transition his scoring game to the top level of play, he has the skill-set to instead become a very checking line player.