Jonas Andersson (ice hockey)

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Jonas Andersson
Jonas Andersson.JPG
Born (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 34)
Lidingö, SWE
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
Nashville Predators
Södertälje SK
Brynäs IF
Ilves
HPK
Kärpät
HC Dinamo Minsk
Vancouver Canucks
Ak Bars Kazan
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 33rd overall, 1999
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2000–present

Jonas Erik Andersson (born February 24, 1981 in Lidingö, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Andersson was selected 33rd overall in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators after playing two years in the Swedish J20 SuperElit with AIK.

Andersson immediately started his North American career the next season playing junior in the Ontario Hockey League with the North Bay Centennials scoring an impressive point per game to be named OHL All-Star Game and earning selection to the OHL First All-Rookie Team. He played the majority of his North American professional career with the Predators' minor league affiliate the Milwaukee Admirals, but played five games for Nashville in the 2001–02 NHL season.

Andersson failed to live up to his draft status since being picked, being part of the poor 1–2 punch that the Preds selected in 1999, following goaltender Brian Finley. He went back to Sweden in 2004, playing for Södertälje SK and Brynäs IF in Elitserien during the NHL lockout.

He then moved to the Finnish SM-liiga, playing for Ilves in 2005 and HPK in 2006 and 2007. He was traded to Kärpät mid-season and subsequently won the SM-liiga Championship. During the final series against Espoo, Andersson was the leading scorer with three goals and three assists in five games. In his first full season with Kärpät in 2008–09, Jonas broke out offensively to lead the team with 24 goals to finish second overall in the league.

On April 16, 2009, Andersson left the SM-liiga after four seasons and signed a one-year contract with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.[1] In just 30 games with Dinamo he, posted 20 points on a checking line, earning a selection to make his senior international debut at the 2010 IIHF World Championship. Impressive two-way play made Jonas a standout on the Swedish team with a team leading 6 goals to help capture the Bronze medal.

On July 1, 2010, Andersson signed as a free agent on a one-year contract to return to the Nashville Predators of the NHL after seven seasons,[2] however prior to his return with the Predators he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks along with Ryan Parent in exchange for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur.[3]

Andersson was recalled to the NHL to play for the Canucks in a home game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 8, 2010. It was his first game in the NHL since the 2001–02 NHL season when he skated in five games for the Predators.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 AIK J20 33 14 16 30 32
1998–99 AIK J20 16 3 7 10 18
1999–00 North Bay Centennials OHL 67 31 36 67 27 6 2 2 4 2
1999–00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 52 6 7 13 44 5 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 71 13 17 30 19
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 49 7 4 11 12 5 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Leksands IF Swe.1 27 5 1 6 22
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 34 0 4 4 8
2004–05 Brynäs IF SEL 7 2 0 2 2
2005–06 Ilves SM-l 48 8 10 18 26 4 2 0 2 0
2006–07 HPK SM-l 23 6 7 13 20 9 0 1 1 8
2007–08 HPK SM-l 42 11 13 24 42
2007–08 Kärpät SM-l 13 1 7 8 4 10 3 7 10 4
2008–09 Kärpät SM-l 56 24 33 57 54 15 6 4 10 10
2009–10 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 30 7 13 20 12
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 20 5 6 11 16
2010–11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 7 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 54 15 10 25 24 12 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL 33 10 7 17 6
2012–13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 10 2 1 3 4
SM-l totals 182 50 70 120 146 38 11 12 23 22
NHL totals 9 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Germany
Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden WJC 7 0 0 0 6
2010 Sweden WC 9 6 0 6 6
Junior int'l totals 7 0 0 0 6
Senior int'l totals 9 6 0 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dinamo Minsk recruit Swedish Andersson" (in Swedish). Hockeysverige.se. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Preds sign Jonas Andersson to 1-year deal". Nashville Predators. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Canucks acquire Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson". Vancouver Canucks. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Kesler's late regulation goal, Tambellini's SO marker lead Canucks over Ducks". news919.com. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 

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