NEWS: Rangers Acquire Tim Erixon

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Update: 1:30AM:

Cap Geek says that Erixon has a cap hit of $1.75 million per season.

He has an AHL salary of $67,500.

His base NHL salary is $900,000, and he has performance bonuses of $850,000 and signing bonuses $90,000 per season.

UPDATE: 4:02PM:

The Rangers have acquired Tim Erixon and a 5th round pick in 2011 for Roman Horak and the Rangers two second round picks (45 and 57)  in 2011.

“Tim is an outstanding young defenseman with good size and mobility,” stated Sather.  “He plays a complete, all-around game, and we feel he is an excellent addition to our developing, young defense corps.”

It was going to cost a little bit to get Erixon and the Rangers sacrificed Horak and two second round picks to get a guy who they loved and was a first round pick two years ago. I trust the Rangers and their judgment when it comes to these deals. I’m sure that Gordie Clark was involved and Glen Sather has had a nice history with trades recently.

The Rangers have signed Erixon to an entry-level deal.

Erixon, a defenseman, is the son of former Ranger Jan Erixon.

He is 6-3 and 205 lbs. Erixon has played the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite league.

Last season Erixon had five goals and 19 assists last season. He had three goals and give assists in 18 playoff games last season.

Update: 4:14PM:

Darren Dreger says that the Rangers had Erixon ranked in the top 10 on their draft board had he re-entered the draft.

Bob McKenzie tweets that the Erixon is believed to be NHL ready.

Update: 3:53PM:

Brooks tweets that the Rangers “loved” Erixon in 2009 when they drafted Chris Kreider.

Update: 3:48PM:

Leslie Treff tweets that a prospect and a pick are in the deal for Erixon.

Update: 3:46PM:

Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers have been given permission to discuss contract terms with Erixon.

Brooks also says that a conditional trade with the Flames is in place.

Original Post: 2:52PM

Bob McKenzie tweets that the Rangers are “hot and heavy” about acquiring the rights to 2009 Calgary first round pick Tim Erixon.

Erixon, a defenseman, is the son of former Ranger Jan Erixon.

He is 6-2 and 189 lbs. Erixon has played the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite league.

Last season Erixon had five goals and 19 assists last season. He had three goals and give assists in 18 playoff games last season.

5PM is the deadline for Calgary to sign Erixon, otherwise he re-enters the draft.

Hockey’s Future ranks Erixon as the Flames best prospect.

McKenzie had been tweeting about Erixon the last few minutes and it makes a ton of sense for the Rangers to go after him. The Flames get the 53rd if Erixon doesn’t sign with them by today’s deadline and the Rangers have the 45th pick. They may be able to send Calgary that and get Erixon.

 

Tim Erixon was dominant physical presence in game versus Team Canada at 2011 World Championship. Knocked a few Canadians around in that gameWed Jun 01 18:59:57 via web

 

RANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN TIM ERIXON

AND A FIFTH ROUND DRAFT PICK

New York sends forward Roman Horak & two second round draft picks to Calgary

New York, June 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Tim Erixon and a fifth round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Calgary in exchange for forward Roman Horak and two second round draft picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers also announced today that the club has signed Erixon to an entry level deal.

“Tim is an outstanding young defenseman with good size and mobility,” stated Sather. “He plays a complete, all-around game, and we feel he is an excellent addition to our developing, young defense corps.”

Erixon, 20, skated in 48 games with Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) this season, registering five goals and 19 assists for 24 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played, assists and points while skating in his third full season in Sweden’s top league. Erixon tied for fifth on the team in assists and eighth in points, and ranked fifth on the club in penalty minutes. He also tallied three goals and five assists in 18 playoff contests with Skelleftea. Erixon 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).

The 6-3, 205-pounder has skated in 140 career SEL contests with Skelleftea, registering 14 goals and 30 assists for 44 points, along with 96 penalty minutes. Erixon established a career-high with seven goals while appearing in 45 games during the 2009-10 season. He made his SEL debut as a 17 year old, skating in two games with Skelleftea in 2007-08. In addition, Erixon has appeared in 39 career playoff games, registering four goals and five assists for nine points, along with 24 penalty minutes.

Internationally, Erixon captured a silver medal with Team Sweden at the 2011 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia, registering one assist and a plus-two rating in nine games. He also represented Sweden at the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships, winning the silver medal in 2009 and the bronze medal in 2010.

Erixon was originally selected by Calgary as their first round choice, 23rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Born in Port Chester, New York, he is the son of former Blueshirts forward, Jan Erixon, who played his entire 10-year NHL career with the Rangers from 1983-84 to 1992-93. Jan Erixon, who was selected by the Rangers in the second round (30th overall) in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, registered 57 goals and 159 assists for 216 points, along with 167 penalty minutes in 556 career games. He is a two-time winner of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, including as the inaugural winner in 1987-88 and again in 1990-91.

Horak, 19, skated in 64 games with the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season, registering 26 goals and 52 assists for 78 points, along with 60 penalty minutes. He was originally the Rangers fifth round choice, 127th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Tim Erixon

Amateur and Professional Record

Regular Season Playoffs

Season Club League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM

2007-08 Skelleftea SEL 2 0 0 0 0 – – – – -

2008-09 Skelleftea SEL 45 2 5 7 12 9 0 0 0 4

Malmo SWE-1 3 0 2 2 0 – – – – -

2009-10 Skelleftea SEL 45 7 6 13 44 12 1 0 1 8

2010-11 Skelleftea SEL 48 5 19 24 40 18 3 5 8 12