Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 1/25/12
Corey Pronman over at ESPN Insider feels that Rangers prospect Tim Erixon is the best drafted defense NHL prospect...Tim Erixon, D, New York RangersErixon broke camp with the Rangers but has taken the elevator up and down between New York and Connecticut since then. When he has been in the NHL he's struggled while facing low-quality competition. While one can simply look at his numbers -- 19 points in 22 games as a 20-year-old defenseman -- and assume he's doing great, his numbers don't praise his performance enough. Erixon is logging huge minutes and playing at a very high-end level at both ends of the rink. His puck-moving skills and overall hockey sense are true plus abilities and he looks like the kind of player who will be able to play versus the opponents' better players and still keep the play flowing in his team's favor.Erixon's main issue is he has needed to adjust to the North American physical game and get his body up to par. Once that happens, I think he'll start to fly ...
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