Anders Andersson (ice hockey)

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Anders Andersson
Born (1937-01-02)January 2, 1937
Skellefteå, SWE
Died December 15, 1989(1989-12-15) (aged 52)
Skellefteå, SWE
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 159 lb (72 kg; 11 st 5 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Skellefteå AIK
Färjestad BK
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1955–1969
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Sweden
Silver 1964 Innsbruck Team competition

Åke Anders "Akka" Andersson (2 January 1937 – 15 December 1989) was a Swedish ice hockey centre in the 1950s and 1960s. He played 132 international games for Sweden, including seven IIHF World Championships and two Winter Olympics. Andersson played on the famous "Mosquito Line" with Eilert Määttä and Kalle Hedlund.

In Sweden, Andersson played for Skellefteå AIK from 1956–66 and Färjestads BK from 1966–69. He is one of only three players to win the Golden Puck as Swedish Player of the Year twice, which he did in 1961 and 1962.

International championship teams[edit]

  • World Championship gold: 1957, 1962
  • World Championship silver: 1964
  • World Championship bronze: 1965
  • Olympic silver: 1964
  • European gold: 1957, 1962
  • European silver: 1964
  • European bronze: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1965

References[edit]

Preceded by
Ronald Pettersson
Guldpucken
1961, 1962
Succeeded by
Ulf Sterner