Stephen Dixon

Hometown:

Halifax Nova Scotia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1985-09-07

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Trade with Pittsburgh, 2007

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Dixon played his third season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL in 2003-04. A first round pick for Cape Breton in the 2001 Midget Draft, the Halifax native has never played for another junior team and should finish his career next season with the squad. In his first junior season as a 16-year-old, Dixon put up 16 goals and 31 points in 64 games. The next season he broke out with 28 goals and 70 points, while playing in all 72 games that season. His -36 rating that season is reflective of how bad Cape Breton was that season, rather than Dixon’s defensive abilities. This season, Dixon was named to the Canadian World Junior Hockey Team, although he received limited ice time in a defensive role. That being said, only 16-year-old phenom Sidney Crosby was younger than Dixon on that squad.

Talent Analysis

A smart forward, Dixon’s main attribute is his two-way play. His vision on the ice and his ability to anticipate the play leads him to use his smooth skating to get in the correct position, no matter the situation. Used primarily in a defensive role since turning pro, Dixon possesses some offensive talents as well, with an accurate shot and soft hands. However, at times he shies away from the physical play and his game is limited by the difficulty he has operating under close checking pressure.

Future

After three full seasons of AHL hockey, not missing a single game, but with nary a sniff at the NHL, Dixon has opted to take his show on the road. Signing with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League, Dixon will look to rebound after his development appears to have stagnated a bit over the past couple of years.

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