Anders Myrvold

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Anders Myrvold
Born (1975-08-12) 12 August 1975 (age 41)
Lørenskog, NOR
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Vålerenga IF
Stavanger Oilers
Stjernen
Frisk Tigers
NHL
Colorado Avalanche
Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
Elitserien
Färjestads BK
Djurgårdens IF
AIK
National team  Norway
NHL Draft 127th overall, 1993
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1993–2011

Anders Myrvold (born 12 August 1975) is a Norwegian former professional ice hockey player, who last played for Norwegian GET-ligaen club Frisk Tigers. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut for the Colorado Avalanche on 6 October 1995, and has been part of the Norwegian national team. In the NHL, Myrvold played for Colorado (he was drafted by the team's predecessor, the Quebec Nordiques), Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, and Detroit Red Wings. He played four games in the 1995–96 Colorado Avalanche season when they became Stanley Cup Champions.

Incidents[edit]

Assault and head injury[edit]

On 23 December 2006, Myrvold was assaulted after a Christmas party in Oslo. He received injuries to his head and successfully underwent surgery at Ullevål university hospital. Despite all his struggles he managed to come back to the ice, and was an important part of the success when the national team reached the quarter-finals at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada.

Cocaine abuse[edit]

In November 2007 Myrvold told the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that he had been abusing cocaine for a lengthy period of time. His first time trying the drug was at a party following a game in Detroit. At the time of the interview Myrvold had just finished a 7-week rehab program.[1]

A three-year contract with Stavanger Oilers which Myrvold had signed in June 2008 was cancelled by the club in June 2009 after Myrvold had refused to undergo a drug test which the club had mandated, suspecting that his substance abuse had returned.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Färjestads BK SEL 2 0 0 0 0
1993–94 Grums IK SWE-1 26 2 0 2 34 2 1 0 1 5
1994–95 Laval Titan QMJHL 64 14 50 64 173 20 4 10 14 68
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 3 0 1 1 2
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 1 1 6
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 70 5 24 29 125 5 1 0 1 19
1996–97 Hershey Bears AHL 20 0 3 3 16
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 9 0 2 2 4
1996–97 Providence Bruins AHL 53 6 15 21 107 10 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Providence Bruins AHL 75 4 21 25 91
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 29 3 4 7 52
1998–99 AIK SEL 19 1 3 4 24
1999–00 AIK SEL 49 1 3 4 87
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 12 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 5 25 30 129
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 19 3 3 6 28
2001–02 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 6 0 0 0 16 4 0 1 1 6
2002–03 Adler Mannheim DEL 45 0 3 3 82 7 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 71 0 21 21 94 4 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Vålerenga IF GET 40 8 24 32 108 11 2 1 3 24
2005–06 ZSC Lions NLA 2 0 0 0 4
2005–06 GCK Lions NLB 8 0 5 5 20
2005–06 Vålerenga IF GET 12 3 2 5 38 15 1 5 6 30
2006–07 Vålerenga IF GET 17 0 11 11 34
2007–08 Vålerenga IF GET 14 0 2 2 26 13 1 5 6 28
2008–09 Stavanger Oilers GET 44 6 24 30 120
2009–10 Stjernen GET 40 2 22 24 88 6 0 0 0 10
2010–11 Frisk Asker GET 43 1 9 10 136 5 1 0 1 8
AHL totals 377 23 112 135 590 19 1 2 3 27
NHL totals 33 0 5 5 12
SEL totals 99 5 10 15 163
GET totals 211 20 94 114 554 50 5 11 16 100

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Norway WJC-B 7 5 1 6 10
1994 Norway WJC-B 7 0 2 2 14
1994 Norway WC 6 1 0 1 6
1995 Norway WJC-B 7 0 3 3 36
1999 Norway WC 6 0 1 1 10
2002 Norway WC-D1 5 4 1 5 8
2003 Norway WC-D1 5 1 1 2 4
2005 Norway WC-D1 5 1 5 6 0
2006 Norway WC 6 0 3 3 12
2008 Norway WC 7 0 0 0 22
2009 Norway WC 6 0 1 1 12
Junior int'l Totals 21 5 6 11 60
Senior int'l Totals 46 7 12 19 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jarlsbo, Øystein (November 8, 2007). "Hockeystjerne tilstår langvarig kokainmisbruk". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Oslo, Norway. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Nedrebø, Rune (July 1, 2009). "Myrvold oppsagt i Oilers". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). Stavanger, Norway. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 

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