Niclas Andersén

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Not to be confused with Niklas Andersson.
For the Swedish footballer, see Niclas Andersén (footballer).
Niclas Andersén
Niclas Andersén May 4, 2014.jpg
Born (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 28)
Grums, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Leksands IF
Brynäs IF
Severstal Cherepovets
WBS Penguins
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

Niclas Andersén (born 28 April 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman.[1] He is currently under contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 114th overall.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Grums, we started out with local club Grums IK moving to Leksands IF, where he made his debut in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) during the 2005-06 season. In 2007, he joined fellow SHL side Brynäs IF and spent five years with the club. He captured the Swedish championship with Brynäs in 2012.

Andersén signed with Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ahead of the 2012-13 season. Following his two-year KHL stint, he returned to Brynäs IF,[2] where he captained during the 2014-15 season.

Andersén opted to finally pursue a North American career in 2015, in agreeing to a one-year entry-level conrtract as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 15 June 2015.[3] He did not see any NHL action, but appeared in 75 games with PIttsburgh's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[4]

On 2 June 2016, he inked a deal to leave North America after one season in signing with Russian KHL outfit, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.[5]

International play[edit]

Andersén was a member of Sweden's bronze-winning squad at the 2014 World Championships.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Leksands IF J20 26 2 3 5 9 5 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Leksands IF J20 35 5 6 11 214
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 8 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Leksands IF J20 4 1 1 2 47
2006–07 Leksands IF Allsv 29 0 3 3 26 10 1 2 3 10
2007–08 Brynäs IF J20 5 0 1 1 35
2007–08 Brynäs IF SEL 38 0 3 3 26
2007–08 AIK IF Allsv 3 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Brynäs IF SEL 55 0 8 8 60 4 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 42 3 3 6 28
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 51 4 4 8 42 5 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 55 1 7 8 48 17 1 2 3 8
2012–13 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 51 1 5 6 20 10 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 50 3 5 8 32
2014–15 Brynäs IF SHL 54 5 17 22 32 4 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 4 10 14 26 6 1 0 1 4
SHL totals 303 13 42 55 244 30 1 2 3 16
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Minsk

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WJC18 3rd 7 0 0 0 12
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 6 1 1 2 14
2008 Sweden WJC 2nd 6 0 2 2 6
2014 Sweden WC 3rd 8 0 2 2 8
Junior totals 19 1 3 4 32
Senior totals 8 0 2 2 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niclas Andersen". hockeysfuture.com. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Uppgifter: Andersén återvänder till Brynäs". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh sign defenseman Niclas Andersen". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  4. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Yekaterinburg sign defenseman Andersen". Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (in Russian). 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Sweden - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 

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