After spending the last two seasons in the American Hockey League, Tim Erixon will be given a chance to crack an NHL lineup for this season.
The 26-year-old defenseman has been signed to a professional tryout and will attend training camp with the New Jersey Devils, the team announced Thursday.
Selected 23rd overall by the Calgary Flames in 2009, Erixon has yet to make the leap to the NHL on a full-time basis. He played with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for each of the last two years, scoring four goals and 17 points in 54 games this past season.
The Devils have added Mirco Mueller and college free agent Will Butcher to their defensive unit for the upcoming season. However, 23-year-old blue liner and restricted free agent Damon Severson remains without a contract, with training camps set to open next week.
Erixon has played in 93 career NHL games, with stops in New York, Columbus, Chicago and Toronto.