Jan Erixon

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Jan Erixon
Born (1962-07-08) July 8, 1962 (age 52)
Skellefteå, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
NHL Draft 30th overall, 1981
New York Rangers
Playing career 1980–1994

Jan Erixon (born July 8, 1962 in Skellefteå, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. Erixon was the thirtieth overall pick in the second round by the New York Rangers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career with the Rangers in the 1983–84 season, and played with them through the 1992–93 season. During his time with the Rangers, his only NHL team, he earned the nickname "The Shadow" because of his work as a defensive forward, often called on to neutralize opposing teams' best players.

His son Tim is also a professional ice hockey player, drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2009[1] and is currently playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

Legacy[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1981 West Germany

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 New York Rangers NHL 75 5 25 30 16 5 2 0 2 4
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 66 7 22 29 33 2 0 0 0 2
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 31 2 17 19 4 12 0 1 1 4
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 68 8 18 26 24 6 1 0 1 0
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 19 26 33
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 44 4 11 15 27 4 0 1 1 2
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 58 4 9 13 8 10 1 0 1 2
1990–91 New York Rangers NHL 53 7 18 25 8 6 1 2 3 0
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 46 8 9 17 4 13 2 3 5 2
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 45 5 11 16 10
NHL totals 556 57 159 216 167 58 7 7 14 16

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Sweden WJC 5 1 6 7 2
1981 Sweden Canada Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1982 Sweden WC 10 1 4 5 4
1983 Sweden WC 7 4 0 4 8
International totals 24 6 10 16 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedestedt, Robert (2008-09-09). "Tim Erixon i a-lagstruppen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
John Vanbiesbrouck
Kelly Kisio
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winner
1991
Succeeded by
Adam Graves
Preceded by
None
Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winner
1988
Succeeded by
Tony Granato