Erixon a Rookie to Watch

erixon2Stu Hackel at SI.com takes a look at 12 rookies to watch this year including the newly acquired Tim Erixon…

Tim Erixon, Rangers – The Blueshirts have one of the youngest defense corps in the NHL and something of a need to get a veteran to mentor and stabilize it. But the Rangers have a different idea. They traded to get Erixon from Calgary (which drafted him in the first round in 2009 but never signed him) and bring him to New York where his father Jan had been an excellent defensive forward for the Rangers. Born in the USA, but trained in Sweden, Tim is coming off a good season as a 20-year-old for Skelleftea (5 goals, 24 points in 48 games). He also played for Sweden’s WJC team and sliver medal men’s team at the World Championships, where he averaged almost 17 minutes and was plus-2 with an assist in nine games. He’s poised and smart with the puck and can run the power play. Without the puck, he’s strong positionally, although not physical, and can play big minutes. Erixon is being penciled in for third pair duties.

…despite all the hype coming in I still think Erixon ends up starting the year with the Whale similar to McD last year. Although if a player like Del Zotto struggles out of the gates expect Erixon to be the first guy called up.

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Erixon a Rookie to Watch

Stu Hackel at SI.com takes a look at 12 rookies to watch this year including the newly acquired Tim Erixon…

Tim Erixon, Rangers – The Blueshirts have one of the youngest defense corps in the NHL and something of a need to get a veteran to mentor and stabilize it. But the Rangers have a different idea. They traded to get Erixon from Calgary (which drafted him in the first round in 2009 but never signed him) and bring him to New York where his father Jan had been an excellent defensive forward for the Rangers. Born in the USA, but trained in Sweden, Tim is coming off a good season as a 20-year-old for Skelleftea (5 goals, 24 points in 48 games). He also played for Sweden’s WJC team and sliver medal men’s team at the World Championships, where he averaged almost 17 minutes and was plus-2 with an assist in nine games. He’s poised and smart with the puck and can run the power play. Without the puck, he’s strong positionally, although not physical, and can play big minutes. Erixon is being penciled in for third pair duties.

…despite all the hype coming in I still think Erixon ends up starting the year with the Whale similar to McD last year. Although if a player like Del Zotto struggles out of the gates expect Erixon to be the first guy called up.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

About Kevin

If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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