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Tim Erixon
TimErixon
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Columbus Blue Jackets
Skellefteå AIK (SEL)
Born February 24 1991 (1991-02-24) (age 25),
Port Chester, NY, USA
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2009
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 2007 – present


Tim Erixon (born February 24, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, contracted by Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Elitserien, currently on loan to Malmö Redhawks in the Swedish second tier league HockeyAllsvenskan. He has represented Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championships, winning a silver medal in 2009. The son of former National Hockey League (NHL) player Jan, he is a draft pick of the Calgary Flames, selected in the first round, 23rd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Tim Erixon Rangers

Tim with the New York Rangers in 2011.

Early lifeEdit

Erixon was born in Port Chester, New York while his father Jan was a player for the New York Rangers. His family moved back to Sweden following his father's retirement where he began to play hockey himself at the age of five.[1] He is described by his father as a "two-way defenceman with offensive skills".[2] Though he plays a different position, Erixon's play has been compared to his father, who was known as a defensive forward.[3]

Playing careerEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2009 Canada Ice hockey

Erixon began his professional career with Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Elitserien at the age of 17, playing along side good friend, and fellow 2009 draftee David Rundblad.[3] He recorded seven points in 45 games with Skellefteå in 2008–09 before finishing the season on loan to the Malmö Redhawks in the Swedish second division, HockeyAllsvenskan.[4] Erixon represented Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning a silver medal in the latter tournament.[3]

Erixon entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the 5th ranked European skater according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[1] He was selected in the first round, 23rd overall, by the Calgary Flames. The Flames consider him a well-rounded player; not expected to be an offensive minded defenceman, but a player with a good vision on the ice.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffs
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Skellefteå AIK SEL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 2 5 7 12 9 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Malmö Redhawks Swe-2 3 0 2 2 0

Statistics complete to the end of the 2008–09 season.

International
Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden U18 6 3 6 9 12
2009 Sweden WJC 5 0 0 0 0
Junior international totals 11 3 6 9 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stevenson, Chris (2009-06-27). Flames land Swedish D. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cruikshank, Scott (2009-06-27). Flames select Swedish bloodlines in Erixon. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roarke, Shawn P. (2009-04-16). Erixon has a familiar look. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  4. Tim Erixon player profile. European Hockey.net. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.

External linksEdit

TransactionsEdit

Preceded by
Greg Nemisz
Calgary Flames first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
TBD


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