PITTSBURGH RE-SIGNS TIM ERIXON

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal is a two-way contract that has an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.
Erixon, 25, just completed his first season in the Pittsburgh organization after coming to the Penguins alongside Phil Kessel in a deal from Toronto last July 1.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound blueliner played most of the year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, contributing 20 points (3G-17A) and a plus-14 in 65 regular-season games. He was the highest-scoring D-man on WBS during the playoffs with six points (2G-4A) in 10 contests.
Erixon also spent several stints on Pittsburgh’s roster during the regular season, but did not appear in any games. During the 2016 Stanley Cup championship run, Erixon was a ‘Black Ace’.
Erixon has played in 93 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Columbus, Chicago and Toronto, tallying 14 points (2G-12A). He was originally drafted by Calgary in the first round (23rd overall) in 2009.
A Swedish native, Erixon was born in New York when his father, Jan, was playing for the New York Rangers.
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