Rangers assign Tim Erixon to Connecticut (AHL)


… as expected.

From the NYR:

Tim Erixon Assigned to Connecticut

New York, December 16, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Tim Erixon has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Erixon, 20, did not skate in the Rangers 4-1 loss yesterday at St. Louis following his recall from Connecticut on Wednesday.  He began the season on the Rangers opening night roster, and skated in nine games with the Blueshirts before being assigned to Connecticut on October 29.  Erixon posted a plus or even rating in six of his nine contests.  He made his NHL debut on October 7 against Los Angeles in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Premiere.

The Port Chester, New York native returns to Connecticut where he has registered one goal and 11 assists for 12 points, along with 10 penalty minutes in 13 games this season.  He currently has a three-game AHL assist streak, tallying four assists during the stretch which began with a two-assist effort on December 9 vs. Hershey.  Erixon leads all Whale defensemen and is tied for sixth on the team in scoring with 12 points, and ranks second on Connecticut overall in average points per game (0.92) and is tied for third in assists (11).  He registered seven points in a five-game span (one goal and six assists), beginning with his first career AHL goal on November 12 at St. John’s and culminating with a career-high, three assists on November 23 vs. Portland.  Erixon tallied an assist while making his AHL debut on November 2 at Bridgeport.

Erixon was acquired by the Rangers along with a fifth round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (Shane McColgan) from Calgary, in exchange for Roman Horak and two second round picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (Markus Granlund, Tyler Wotherspoon) on June 1, 2011.  He was originally selected by the Flames in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.


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  1. Beauty and the Beast is on and I’m considering having grilled cheese for dinner.

    Yes, I realize that makes me sound like a kid, but after this week, I don’t care.

    Huh, Brian Boyle as Gaston??

  2. Child Assaulter Boston Bruin Mike Milbury on

    Milbury roughed up a kid. I guess the fool that insulted an entire continent of people with his Eurotrash comment is finally proven to be what he is and always has been, a white trash criminal.

  3. I am so confused….thought my computer was stuck on old Erixon thread. LMAO at Gasboyle! Carp, Sally wants you to share with BB….:)

  4. The irony of Milbury getting pissed over a fight in hockey….and between 12 year olds no less. Don’t piss off Brookline parents, Prust saying….:) oh, I so want to see the video they say exists

  5. Erixon got a cup of coffee. Doesn’t he have to clear waivers soon with all this movement and his age and contract?

    Did you guys see the Devils piece on how Parise tapes his stick!? WOW? So unique! SHEESH

  6. Child Assaulter Boston Bruin Mike Milbury on

    All I know is… you cant lay a hand on a kid, especially someone else’s kid, and get away with it. If he “escapes” firing by NESN and NBC/Versus, then we all know the reason why.

  7. Milbury probably wont get fired. I mean, Barnaby kicked his wife’s door down and threatened her, and ESPN let him get away with it.

    But, he shot himself in the foot with the DUI. After that, he was gone.

    Milbury needs a DUI!

  8. Child, we know someone who shares your opinions here….say hi to tiki :)

    ORR, oy, whowhatwhyever….

  9. Child Assaulter Boston Bruin Mike Milbury on

    Sally kidnapped the real Dubinsky. The Rangers have a fake Dubinsky.

  10. If anyone kidnapped Dubinsky it’d be ORR. He’s definitely more obsessed than I…

    I’m most certainly GASBOYLED. LMAO!

  11. Night Sally!

    a wicky, Sally and I have come up with a new RR euphemism…GASBOYLED

    means: exhausted, out of my mind, or delirious over a hunk man!

  12. GASBOYLED – /gas-boild/ (adjective) – to be exhausted, out of one’s head, hunk man delirious, wild with excitement. (Blogmama Dictionary)

  13. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    The duckbill is new here, but don’t disguise duckbill’s intelligence simply because he lacks proper controlling of the ENglish language. I am not righting in my primarily language. As such, duckbill saw a comment yesterday about rangers announcer Michaeletti that was offensive, and completely baseless. Now someone takes the derogatory name with the Mr Milbury in it. Such comments, IDHO (in duckbill’s honest opinion) are not fit for the lighter fair that is this hockey blog. I have enjoyed being part of the new community, and have appreciated the immediate friendly interaction. This has made me feel welcomed, and unabashedly not ashamed to write in a manner that I understand is orkward. I think such anger should be taken to proper channels, not including the emergency broadcast system, which always interrupted my shows at crucial times. If you have issues with announcers, take them to AnnouncersReport, and don’t tarnish a wholesome place with your misplaced anger.

  14. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    Other day we discussed rink size. You know duckbill agree with ROd and Cw with regarding to larger ice. The JD said make rink to Finland size. I think we see this not later rather than sooner we see. Visors shall also be mandatory and we can do a phase out similar to when the whole league looked like craig mctavish. Oddly, i cant recall one of the more celebrated concussoins happening via elbow pad, but they need to stop making elbow pads out of kevlar lined and giving players equipment as strong as Wolverine’s Skeletor system.

  15. JD also said we already missed that boat because most teams already have new arenas, and to widen the rink would cost a fortune now, not to mention hundreds of the most expensive seats in the house.

    Not gonna happen.

  16. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    yes, i was disappointed when he remarked that…with capital constraints as they are I can see my hope for larger rinks is now solidly a no.

  17. So Carp, if they lose tonight in Phoenix, please let it be known I’m offering a $1,000 cash bonus to the first member of the media that asks Torts “So do you think HBO is too much of a distraction for this team?” and when he dancing around it go “just answer the damn question!!”…

  18. when he dancing? how about when he dances…sheesh on that note I’m going to bed. Focker: Out!

  19. Maybe Brooks will take you up on that offer, James – but I hope they don’t lose on Saturday!

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