Tim Erixon
Tim Erixon
Defenseman
NUMBER: 53
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 200
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 02/24/1991
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Port Chester, NY, USA
DRAFTED: CGY: 2009-23 overall
EUROPEAN CAREER
2010-11: Established career-highs in games played (48), assists (19) and points (24) while skating in his third full season with Skelleftea in Sweden's top league, the Elitserien. ... Tied for fifth on the team in assists and eighth in points, and ranked fifth on the club in penalty minutes. ... Also tallied three goals and five assists in 18 playoff contests with Skelleftea. ... Tied for fifth on the team in playoff goals and assists, and sixth in points while establishing playoff career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes (12). 2009-10: Established a career-high in penalty minutes (44). ... Led all Skelleftea defensemen in goals (seven) and ranked fourth in points (13). ... Ranked 12th in the league in goals by a defenseman. 2008-09: Spent the majority of the season with Skelleftea Elitserien team, recording seven points (two goals, five assists) in 45 games. ... Prior to joining Skelleftea's SEL club, he led the Skelleftea Under-20 SuperElit team in points (14), goals (2) and assists (12) in nine games. 2007-08: Led all Skelleftea Junior defensemen in points (14), goals (three) and assists (11), and led the team in penalty minutes (78). ... Made his SEL debut as a 17-year-old. 2006-07: Tied for second on Skelleftea's Under-18 team in points per game (0.50). ... Made his Sweden Under-20 playoff debut. 2005-06: Made his Swedish hockey debut with the Skelleftea Under-18 squad.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2011: Captured a silver medal with Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World Championship. ... Tallied one assist and two penalty minutes while skating in nine games. 2010: Captured a bronze medal with Sweden at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. ... Registered three points (one goal, two assists) and 10 penalty minutes in five contests. ... Ranked second among team defensemen in penalty minutes (10). 2009: Captured a silver medal with Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship. ... Also captured a silver medal with Sweden at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. ... Selected by members of the media to the Under-18 tournament All-Star Team, and named Sweden's best player by tournament coaches. ... Led all tournament defensemen in points (9), tied for first in goals (3) and second in assists (6) while skating in six contests.

BACKGROUND
Son of former Rangers forward, Jan Erixon, who played his entire 10-year NHL career with the team from 1983-84 to 1992-93.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 26, 2009 -- Calgary's first-round choice, No. 23 overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. June 1, 2011 -- Traded by Calgary with 2011 fifth-round draft pick (Shane McColgan) to Rangers in exchange for Roman Horak and two 2011 second-round draft picks (Markus Granlund, No. 45 overall, and Tyler Wotherspoon, No. 57 overall via Carolina).


CAREER HIGHS

MOST PIM, GAME: 2 on Oct. 7, 2011, vs. Los Angeles at Stockholm, Sweden

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 7, 2011, vs. Los Angeles at Stockholm, Sweden