COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract for the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed.
Erixon, 23, recorded five goals, 33 assists, 38 points and 16 penalty minutes in 40 games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, as well as one blocked shot, one hit, one shot on goal and 28:41 total Time On Ice in two appearances with Columbus during the 2013-14 season. In 51 career NHL games with the Jackets and New York Rangers, he has tallied 0-7-7, 24 penalty minutes and a +4 rating. He has also registered 13-87-100, 96 PIM, +10 in 132 career AHL games with the Falcons and Connecticut Whale.
Selected by Calgary in the first round, 23rd overall, at the 2009 NHL Draft, Erixon was acquired by Columbus in a multi-player trade with the Rangers on July 23, 2012. He played for Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League from 2008-11, recording 14-30-44 and 96 PIM in 140 games.
Born in Port Chester, New York but raised in Sweden, Erixon has competed in several international tournaments for Team Sweden including the IIHF World Championships in 2011 (silver) and 2014 (bronze) as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2009 (silver) and 2010 (bronze). He was also named a post-tournament All-Star at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and won gold at the 2007 U18 Junior World Cup.