Jonas Andersson (ice hockey)
24 February 1981 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
HC Dinamo Minsk
Ak Bars Kazan
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 1999
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 16 April 2009, Andersson left the SM-liiga after four seasons and signed a one-year contract with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. 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 1 July 2010, Andersson signed as a free agent on a one-year contract to return to the Nashville Predators of the NHL after seven seasons, 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.
Andersson was recalled to the NHL to play for the Canucks in a home game against the Anaheim Ducks on 8 December 2010. It was his first game in the NHL since the 2001–02 NHL season when he skated in five games for the Predators.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||North Bay Centennials||OHL||67||31||36||67||27||6||2||2||4||2|
|2009–10||HC Dinamo Minsk||KHL||30||7||13||20||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int'l totals||7||0||0||0||6|
|Senior int'l totals||9||6||0||6||6|
- "Dinamo Minsk recruit Swedish Andersson" (in Swedish). Hockeysverige.se. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
- "Preds sign Jonas Andersson to 1-year deal". Nashville Predators. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
- "Canucks acquire Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson". Vancouver Canucks. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05.
- "Kesler's late regulation goal, Tambellini's SO marker lead Canucks over Ducks". news919.com. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-08.