Blackhawks trade Jeremy Morin to Blue Jackets for Tim Erixon

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that they have traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Columbus Blue Jackets, for defenseman Tim Erixon. The 23-year old Morin has played in 54 NHL games during his time in the Hawks organization posting eight goals, and eight assists in his National Hockey League career.  He has spent most of his playing time in the American Hockey League with the Rockford IceHogs. In Rockford, he was a point per game player last season with 24 goals and 23 assists in 47 games.

Erixon, who is also a 23 year-old was originally drafted in the first round (23rd overall) by the Calgary Flames. He has spent time in the NHL with the Rangers (18 games), and the Blue Jackets (33 games), posting career totals of a goal and 12 assists. He is another player who has spent a majority of his time in the AHL, with the Connecticut Whale (now the Hartford Wolf Pack), and with the Jackets affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. In his AHL career, he has 13 goals, and 87 assists.

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told the team’s official website. “Given our depth at defense, this was an opportunity for us to add a very good player with a lot of potential on the other end.” and had this to say about acquiring Morin, “Jeremy is a young, strong forward with a very good shot, who has been a productive offensive player throughout his career.”


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