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Tim Erixon
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Born February 24, 1991 (1991-02-24) (age 28)
Port Chester, New York
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
WBS Penguins (AHL)
Skellefteå AIK
New York Rangers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 23rd overall, 2009
Calgary Flames
Playing career 2007–present

Tim Erixon (born Tim Carl Erixon on February 24, 1991) is an American-born Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was acquired in a 2012 trade with the New York Rangers. He was previously selected by the Calgary Flames who selected him in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Tim has previously played for Skellefteå AIK in the Elitserien. He is the son of former NHL player Jan Erixon.

Playing CareerEdit

Tim began his professional career with Skellefteå AIK of the Swedish Elitserien when he was 17 years old, playing along his good friend and fellow 2009 draftee David Rundblad.

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.

Tim represented Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships and the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, winning a silver medal in the latter tournament.

He entered the 2009 NHL Entry Draft as the 5th ranked European skater according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.

Tim was selected in the first round (23rd overall) by the Calgary Flames. The Flames considered him a well-rounded player; not expected to be an offensive minded defenseman, but a player with a good vision on the ice, however Tim refused to sign with the Flames.

Faced with the prospect of losing his rights before the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Flames' general manager Jay Feaster traded Tim to the New York Rangers on June 1, 2011, in exchange for two 2011 second round draft picks. (The Flames would select Markus Granlund and Tyler Wotherspoon) and the prospect Roman Horak.

On October 7, 2011, Tim made his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings in a game played in Sweden. He was sent to the AHL Connecticut Whale after playing nine games for the Rangers.

On December 14, 2011, Tim was recalled to the Rangers on December 14, 2011 after scoring 1 goal and 11 assists in 13 games for the Whale, and since shuttled between New York and Connecticut several times.

On March 23, 2012, he registered his first NHL point for the Rangers, assisting on a goal by Brian Boyle in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

After Connecticut was eliminated from the AHL playoffs, Tim was added to the Rangers' playoff roster.

During the off-season, Tim (along with Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov and a first round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft) were traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a 2013 conditional third round pick.

In the 2014–15 season, Tim made the Blue Jackets opening night roster. On October 26, 2014, he scored his first NHL goal against the Los Angeles Kings.

After 19 games with Columbus, Tim was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Jeremy Morin on December 14, 2014. He featured in 8 games with the Blackhawks before he was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 1, 2015.

On July 1, 2015, Tim was part of a blockbuster trade that also sent Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, Nick Spaling, Pittsburgh's 2016 3rd round draft pick and a conditional exchange of draft picks between the clubs depending on Pittsburgh's 2016 NHL regular season performance.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    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 Allsv 3 0 2 2 0
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 7 6 13 44 12 1 0 1 8
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 48 5 19 24 40 18 3 5 8 12
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 2 2 8
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 52 3 30 33 42 9 0 4 4 8
2012–13 Springfield Falcons AHL 40 5 24 29 38
2012–13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 0 5 5 14
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 39 5 32 37 16 5 1 1 2 4
2013–14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 19 1 5 6 4
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 0 0 0 4
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 1 0 1 6
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 65 3 17 20 44 10 2 4 6 6
SHL totals 14014324696 3945924
NHL totals 932121438

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden U18 5th 6 3 6 9 12
2009 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 5 0 0 0 0
2010 Sweden WJC Template:Brca 5 1 2 3 10
2011 Sweden WC Template:Sica 9 0 1 1 2
2014 Sweden WC Template:Brca 10 0 2 2 10
Junior totals 16 4 8 12 22
Senior totals 19 0 3 3 12

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Tim Erixon
Tim Erixon
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2009 Canada
Bronze 2010 Canada
World Championships
Silver 2011 Slovakia
Bronze 2014 Belarus

Tim has represented Sweden at the World Junior Hockey Championships, winning a silver medal in 2009.

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • IIHF World U18 Championships First Team All-Star (2009)

Personal LifeEdit

Tim was born in Port Chester, New York while his father Jan played for the New York Rangers.

His family moved back to Skellefteå, Sweden following Jan's retirement where Tim began to play hockey himself when he was five years old.

Tim is described by his father as a "two-way defenceman with offensive skills." Even though he plays a different position, his play has been compared to his father who was known as a defensive forward.