Jan Erixon

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Birthday
8, 1962
Birthplace
Sweden
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1962 (age 57)
Birthplace
Sweden

About

Former left wing who played in the NHL for the New York Rangers from 1983 to 1993. He was known as "The Shadow" for his defensive skills and ability to shut down the opposition.

Before Fame

He played hockey for Sweden's junior national team.

Trivia

He was a two-time winner of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, an award named after an NYPD detective shot on duty that is meant to commemorate someone who goes "above and beyond the call of duty."

Family Life

His son Tim also became an NHL player.

Associated With

The year after he retired, Mark Messier led the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years.