The Devils today announced that they have signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a professional tryout. He will be involved in the Devils’ training camp and will wear number 20 according to the Devils’ official website.
Erixon is a 6-foot, 2-inch, 200-pound native of Port Chester, New York. He turned 26 years-old in February.
He was drafted 23rd overall in 2009 by the Calgary Flames but never played a game there before being dealt to the Rangers in the summer of 2011. He has played for the Rangers, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks and Maple Leafs in his career, which has spanned four seasons. In 93 NHL games, he has two goals and 12 assists for 14 points.
He was traded to the Penguins by Toronto in the Phil Kessel deal in 2015, but never played a game for Pittsburgh. He has played the last two seasons for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL and posted four goals and 13 assists for 17 points in 54 games last year.
Erixon’s father, Swedish-born Jan, also played in the NHL, playing his entire 556 game career for the Rangers from 1983-84 to 1992-93.