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Jan Erixon
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Born July 8, 1962 (1962-07-08) (age 56)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Played for Skellefteå AIK
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1981
New York Rangers
Playing career 1980–1994

Jan Erixon (born July 8, 1962 in Skellefteå, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player who played for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Jan was the thirtieth overall pick in the second round by the New York Rangers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft.

He began his NHL career with the Rangers in the 1983–84 season and played with them through the 1992–93 season.

During his time with the Rangers, Jan earned the nickname "The Shadow" because of his work as a defensive forward, often called on to neutralize opposing teams' best players.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 75 5 25 30 16 5 2 0 2 4
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 66 7 22 29 33 2 0 0 0 2
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 31 2 17 19 4 12 0 1 1 4
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 68 8 18 26 24 6 1 0 1 0
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 19 26 33
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 44 4 11 15 27 4 0 1 1 2
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 58 4 9 13 8 10 1 0 1 2
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 53 7 18 25 8 6 1 2 3 0
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 46 8 9 17 4 13 2 3 5 2
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 45 5 11 16 10
NHL totals 556 57 159 216 167 58 7 7 14 16

International statistics Edit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Sweden WJC 5 1 6 7 2
1981 Sweden Canada Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1982 Sweden WC 10 1 4 5 4
1983 Sweden WC 7 4 0 4 8
International totals 24 6 10 16 14

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1981 West Germany

Jan represented Sweden in the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in West Germany where Sweden won a gold medal.

AccoladesEdit

  • Two time winner of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award for his services "above and beyond the call of duty".

Personal LifeEdit

Jan's son, Tim is a professional ice hockey player who was drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2009. He is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.