Joakim Andersson

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Joakim Andersson
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Born (1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 27)
Munkedal, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
Frölunda HC
Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 88th overall, 2007
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2007–present

Joakim Anders Andersson (born 5 February 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre for Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Andersson was drafted 88th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Andersson is a product of Munkedals BK. In 2005, he joined the youth ranks of Frölunda HC and made his debut in Sweden's top-tier SHL with Frölunda's men's team during the 2006-07 season.

He moved to North America prior to the 2010-11 campaign. Andersson played over two full seasons for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.[1] He had 10 goals and 17 assists in 36 games in the 2012-13 season, when he was promoted to the NHL.[2][1]

Andersson was recalled from Grand Rapids by the Detroit Red Wings in February 2013.[2][1] He scored his first NHL goal on 15 February 2013, against Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks.[3]

On 6 August 2013, the Red Wings re-signed Andersson to a two-year, $1.465 million contract.[4] On 26 June 2015, the Red Wings re-signed Andersson to a one-year, $815,000 contract.[5]

On 22 January 2016, Andersson was placed on waivers by the Red Wings, and later assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins on 24 January.[6][7] He was recalled by the Red Wings on 26 January.[8] On 12 February, Andersson was assigned to the Griffins.[9] On 8 April, Andersson was recalled by the Detroit Red Wings.[10]

On 30 April 2016, Andersson signed a two-year contract with Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[11]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Ottawa
Silver medal – second place 2008 Pardubice
World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Tampere

Andersson is the all-time junior international games played leader for Sweden.[12] He has played in four major international tournaments, his first being the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. The following year Andersson helped Sweden win a bronze medal at the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. At the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Andersson helped Sweden to a silver medal, with six assists in six games he was tied for third in the tournament assist leaders.[13] The following year at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Andersson was an alternate captain, totaling three goals and three assists while centering Sweden's successful second line with wingers Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson and Simon Hjalmarsson.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 35 9 11 20 10 7 2 5 7 4
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 41 20 26 46 60 8 0 7 7 4
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Borås HC Swe.1 33 6 17 23 26
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 6 8 2 10 30 5 6 3 9 4
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 9 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Borås HC Swe.1 4 2 2 4 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 49 6 6 12 22 11 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 1 1 2 10 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 55 6 12 18 42 7 1 2 3 0
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 7 15 22 30
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 21 30 51 34
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 36 10 17 27 55 10 3 5 8 0
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 3 5 8 8 14 1 4 5 10
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 65 8 9 17 12 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 3 5 8 22 7 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 19 3 2 5 2
2015–16 Detroit Red Wings NHL 29 1 2 3 6 5 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 205 15 21 36 48 27 2 6 8 14
SHL totals 114 13 18 31 66 22 2 3 5 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden U18 6th 6 0 0 0 4
2007 Sweden U18 3rd 6 0 1 1 4
2008 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 0 6 6 2
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 2 4 6 6
Junior totals 24 2 11 13 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Detroit Red Wings recall F Joakim Andersson, put G Jonas Gustavsson on IR". Washington Post. Associated Press. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b St. James, Helene (8 February 2013). "Todd Bertuzzi out with back pain; Red Wings call up Joakim Andersson". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  3. ^ "Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings Game Boxscore". Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Red Wings sign Joakim Andersson to a two-year deal". Detroit Red Wings. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ Khan, Ansar (2015-06-26). "Detroit Red Wings sign forward Joakim Andersson to one-year contract". MLive. Retrieved 2015-06-26. 
  6. ^ Roose, Bill (2016-01-22). "Andersson goes on waivers". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Tangradi, Jensen recalled; assign Andersson". Detroit Red Wings. 2016-01-24. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  8. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (2016-01-26). "Andersson recalled, two reassigned". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  9. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (2016-02-12). "Detroit assigns Andersson to Griffins". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2016-02-12. 
  10. ^ DiFilippo, Alex (2016-04-08). "Andersson recalled from Grand Rapids". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  11. ^ "Joakim Andersson ansluter till Örebro" (in Swedish). SHL. 2016-04-30. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  12. ^ Feltenmark, Anders (2008-12-27). "Sverige vann mot Finland i JVM-premiären" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Assist Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 

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