by Patrick Hoffman on 06/01/11 at 05:25 PM ET
From the New York Rangers:
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.”
Defenseman Tim Erixon, rated as Calgary’s top NHL prospect during the 2010-11 season, represented Sweden at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 World Juniors and was on the Swedish World Championship team that won the silver medal in Slovakia last month.
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.
Click here for more on former Ranger Jan Erixon’s son.
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