Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jan Erixon
Jan Erixon was drafted 30th overall in the second round of the 1981 Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Erixon grew up playing hockey in Sweden and was a star player from a young age in his home city of Skelleftea. As a junior, Erixon represented Sweden in 1981 and was selected to the all-world first-team all-star team. Erixon played several years in the Swedish Elite League before being convinced to give the NHL a try.

At 21, Erixon came to New York and appeared in 75 games with the Rangers, scoring five goals and 30 points. Known more as a defensive specialist, Erixon never reached the ten-goal plateau in any of his ten years with the Rangers. Erixon's final season was 1992-93. He finished his NHL career with 57 goals and 159 assists for 216 points in 556 regular-season games. He added seven goals and seven assists in 58 playoff games.

He was known for being a solid contributor to charitable organizations and helping out in the community whenever possible, and was the recipient of the 1987-88 Extra Effort Award, an annual recognition of the Ranger found to have been most charitable with his time in helping others.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 15 1 0 1 2
1980-81 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 32 6 6 12 4 3 1 0 1 0
1980-81 Sweden WJC-A 5 1 6 7 2
1981-82 Sweden Can-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 30 7 7 14 26
1981-82 Sweden WEC-A 10 1 4 5 4
1982-83 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 36 10 19 29 32
1982-83 Sweden WEC-A 7 4 0 4 8
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 75 5 25 30 16 +14 5 2 0 2 4
1984-85 New York Rangers NHL 66 7 22 29 33 -11 2 0 0 0 2
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 31 2 17 19 4 +12 12 0 1 1 4
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 68 8 18 26 24 +3 6 1 0 1 0
1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 70 7 19 26 33 +3
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 44 4 11 15 27 -3 4 0 1 1 2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 58 4 9 13 8 -17 10 1 0 1 2
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 53 7 18 25 8 +13 6 1 2 3 0
1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 46 8 9 17 4 +13 13 2 3 5 2
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 45 5 11 16 10 +11
1993-94 Skelleftea AIK HK Sweden-2 13 2 10 12 10 7 2 3 5 20
NHL Totals 556 57 159 216 167 58 7 7 14 16


WJC-A All-Star Team (1981)
Missed majority of 1985-86 due to leg injury vs. St. Louis, January 12, 1986.
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