At NYRangers.com, they profile newly acquired Tim Erixon as part of the Rangers “20 Prospects in 20 Days” feature.
The Rangers acquired Erixon from Calgary on June 1.
In the article, Gordie Clark says that Erixon’s vision and reaction to the play remind him of Derek Stepan:
“I think it would be his intellect in terms of how he sees the game, particularly the defensive game coming at him and how he reacts to it,” said Clark. “He sees it well and identifies what to do. And then when he does get the puck, he sees who to give it to and how to get his own team going back up the ice on a threat. It would be a defenseman’s version of what we see in Derek Stepan.”
Erixon was listed at the Rangers top prospect recently.
Many believe that Erixon could play with the Rangers next season.
I am excited about Erixon and can’t wait to see what he brings to the Rangers. When it comes to defensemen, the ability to read the play and react to it is almost everything. He will certainly get a big chance to make the team in training camp.