Tim Erixon

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one year contract extension, following a season in which he recorded 33 assists, 38 points and 16 penalty minutes in 40 games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons.

Erixon was selected 23rd overall in the 2009 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames, and was acquired by Columbus in a trade with the Rangers in 2012. He played for Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League from 2008-2011, where he recorded 14-30-44 and 96 PIM in 140 games.

Erixon also competed for Team Sweden in the IIHF World Championships in 2011 and 2014. He was named a post-tournament All-Star at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Molly is not an athlete. She quickly got used to winning the “Best Smile” award at her family's Summer Olympics (an award made up especially for her by her grandmother, who felt bad that she never won anything else). But as they say, "Those who cannot do, write about it from the sidelines and provide orange slices at half time."

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