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Tim Erixon, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1991-2-14

Hometown: Port Chester, NY

Drafted: 2009 1st round 23rd overall – Calgary Flames

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 – Erixon is enjoying a productive season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. He currently has 31 points in 34 games, surpassing his previous production with the team in six fewer games. Erixon has only played in two games for the Blue Jackets this season compared to 31 last year. However, his play in the AHL is certainly encouraging. If he keeps up this kind of pace, expect him to see more NHL time next season. Chris Bagwell

 


February 2013 – He failed to make the Blue Jackets out of the short training camp, but he received a quick recall. Erixon is seeing limited minutes on the bottom pairing but he is doing a good job showing that he deserves to be a regular for Columbus. He will not be expected to add offense to the Blue Jackets attack this season with Fedor Tyutin, Jack Johnson and James Wisniewski providing the punch needed. Jason Banks

 

October 2012 – Erixon was moved to Columbus in the blockbuster Rick Nash deal. When the NHL returns, it is very likely he gets a long look as a sizable piece on the Blue Jacket’s blue line, which has been poor the past few years. Currently he is lacking production at the AHL level with only a pair of points in seven games, but he is the second leading shooter amongst D-men for Springfield, a sign that he is creating opportunities. His major competition in Springfield for a NHL job is David Savard and John Moore, with Moore having the inside track at the moment. Jason Banks

 

April 2012 – Erixon is a very intelligent defenseman that plays offensively and defensively well. He has a pretty heavy shot, can certainly quarterback the power-play, and great with his responsibilities in his own zone. Erixon has very good hockey sense, mobility, and moves the puck well. He enjoyed a fairly successful pro rookie campaign with the Connecticut Whale and gaining playoff experience currently in AHL. He will definitely compete for a full-time roster spot for the Rangers in training camp. Russ Bitely

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

While Erixon certainly possesses some offensive upside, he is more recognized for his smart, responsible play. If he does find himself in a regular role with the Jackets in the near future, it will be mostly comprised of minute-eating, even strength time. His hockey sense and positioning are likely his strongest skills. These are extremely important to an organization, but not incredibly valuable to a fantasy owner. He has the potential to exceed this prediction if he can further develop his offensive game. His size and speed don’t hurt either.

 

 

Footage:

Tim Erixon interview and video footage prior to NHL Entry Draft in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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