|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Written by Jason Banks|
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+
Erixon has the tools to be a great all-around D-man and will be a top-two pairing in NHL. Offensive ceiling may be limited.
Tim Erixon interview and video footage prior to NHL Entry Draft in 2009.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 19:53|