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NIKLAS ANDERSSON  Sweden

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BIRTHYEAR 1971-05-20 BIRTHPLACEKungälv, SWE
AGE 44 NATION Sweden
POSITION LW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 176 cm / 5'9" WEIGHT 80 kg / 176 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Kungälvs IK STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1989 round 4 #68 overall by Québec Nordiques


A terrific offensive player. Andersson had excellent hands and vision, and was a brilliant passer. Despite his superb individual skills, he was also a great team player who never took a shift off.

Son: Lias Andersson
Father: Ronny Andersson
Brothers: Mikael Andersson & Thomas Andersson

Team Staff profile of Niklas Andersson also available

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1986-87 Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 2 6816 |            
 1987-88 Västra Frölunda HC Division 1 15 5 5106 |            
  Sweden U18 EJC-18 6 4 9132 |            
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 2 2 132 |            
 1988-89 Västra Frölunda HC Division 1 30 12 243624 |            
  Sweden U18 EJC-18 6 6 398 |            
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 2 020 |            
 1989-90 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 38 10 192914 |            
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 3 366 |            
 1990-91 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 22 6 101616 |            
  Västra Frölunda HC Allsvenskan 17 8 152312 | Kvalserien SHL 10 6 3924  
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 5 388 |            
 1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 57 8 263441 -14 |            
 1992-93 Québec Nordiques NHL 3 0 112 0 |            
  Halifax Citadels AHL 76 32 508242 -4 |            
 1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 42 18 34528 16 |            
 1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 66 22 396128 11 | Playoffs 15 8 132110
 1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 48 14 122612 -3 |            
  Utah Grizzlies IHL 30 13 223525 15 |            
  Sweden WCup 1 0 000 -1 |            
  Sweden WC 6 1 128 |            
  Sweden (all) International 7 1 128 |            
 1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 74 12 314357 4 |            
  Sweden WC 11 0 229 |            
  Sweden (all) International 11 0 229 |            
 1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 0 002 -1 |            
  Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 37 10 283854 4 |            
  Utah Grizzlies IHL 21 6 202624 4 | Playoffs 4 3 144
 1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 65 17 476449 16 | Playoffs 10 2 2410 -1 
 1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 17 3 7108 -3 |            
  Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 110 0 |            
  Chicago Wolves IHL 52 20 214159 4 | Playoffs 9 6 174 -2 
 2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 11 0 114 0 |            
  Chicago Wolves IHL 66 33 397281 33 | Playoffs 16 1 141514 -1 
 2001-02 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 41 14 324664 16 | Playoffs 7 0 226 -3 
  Sweden EHT 10 2 462 |            
  Sweden WC 8 3 252 4 |            
  Sweden (all) International 18 5 6114 |            
 2002-03 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 49 24 184259 18 | Playoffs 15 3 7108 10 
  Sweden EHT 7 5 162 3 |            
  Sweden WC 9 1 564 0 |            
  Sweden (all) International 18 7 6136 |            
 2003-04 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 46 17 193680 19 | Playoffs 7 1 782
  Sweden EHT 5 2 244 2 |            
  Sweden WC 9 1 122 2 |            
  Sweden (all) International 17 4 374 |            
 2004-05 Frölunda HC SHL 44 14 274116 22 | Playoffs 14 10 3134 10 
 2005-06 Frölunda HC SHL 50 13 385153 9 | Playoffs 17 6 101610
 2006-07 Frölunda HC SHL 51 21 274875 3 |            
 2007-08 Frölunda HC SHL 48 12 374950 12 | Playoffs 7 2 4612
 2008-09 Frölunda HC  SHL 52 16 213722 10 | Playoffs 11 3 4710
 2009-10 Frölunda HC SHL 54 15 173250 6 | Playoffs 7 2 3529
 2010-11 Frölunda HC SHL 53 14 304430 -15 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1986-87 Göteborg TV-Pucken - - --- |            
 1990-91 Sweden CC 6 0 110 0 |            
 2005-06 Frölunda HC ECC 2 0 000 -1 |            
 2010-11 Frölunda HC ET 8 2 684 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2013-2014 Los Angeles Kings NHLScout European Scout  
 2014-2015 Los Angeles Kings NHLScout European Scout  



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 212 68 138 206 0.97 145  |    
  Allsvenskan: 17 8 15 23 1.35 12  | 10 6 3 9 0.90 24 
  CC: 6 0 1 1 0.17 |    
  Division 1: 45 17 29 46 1.02 30  |    
  ECC: 2 0 0 0 0.00 -1  |    
  EHT: 22 9 7 16 0.73 |    
  EJC-18: 12 10 12 22 1.83 10  |    
  ET: 8 2 6 8 1.00 |    
  IHL: 300 111 188 299 1.00 266  83  | 54 20 31 51 0.94 42 
  International: 71 17 18 35 0.49 31  |    
  International-Jr: 8 4 7 11 1.38 18  |    
  NHL: 165 29 53 82 0.50 85  -3  |    
  SHL: 548 176 295 471 0.86 529  100  | 85 27 40 67 0.79 81  39 
  TV-Pucken: - - - - - |    
  WC: 43 6 11 17 0.40 25  |    
  WCup: 1 0 0 0 0.00 -1  |    
  WJC-20: 21 10 6 16 0.76 14  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1986-1987 TV-Pucken Best Forward (Sven Tumbas Stipendium)
1988-1989 Division 1 to Elitserien Promotion (Frölunda)
  U20 WJC Silver Medal
1990-1991 Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior)
1994-1995 IHL Turner Cup Champion
1996-1997 World Championship Silver Medal
1999-2000 IHL Second All-Star Team
  IHL Turner Cup Champion
2000-2001 IHL First All-Star Team
2001-2002 SHL Most SH Goals (3)
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2002-2003 Elitserien All-Star Team
  SHL Best Player (Guldpucken)
  SHL Champion
  SHL Most Valuable Player (Guldhjälmen)
  World Championship Silver Medal
2003-2004 World Championship Silver Medal
2004-2005 Elitserien Championship Clinching Goal (OT)
  SHL Champion
  SHL Most Assists
2005-2006 SHL SM-silver Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Division 1 to Elitserien Promotion 88/89
- Elitserien All-Star Team 02/03
- Elitserien Championship Clinching Goal 04/05
- IHL First All-Star Team 00/01
- IHL Second All-Star Team 99/00
- IHL Turner Cup Champion 94/95, 99/00
- SHL Best Player (Guldpucken) 02/03
- SHL Champion 02/03, 04/05
- SHL Most Assists 04/05
- SHL Most SH Goals 01/02
- SHL Most Valuable Player (Guldhjälmen) 02/03
- SHL SM-silver Medal 05/06
- Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior) 90/91
- TV-Pucken Best Forward (Sven Tumbas Stipendium) 86/87
- U20 WJC Silver Medal 88/89
- World Championship Bronze Medal 01/02
- World Championship Silver Medal 96/97, 02/03, 03/04



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
03/09/2011 Confirmed Frölunda HC Retired
05/03/2010 Extension Frölunda HC Frölunda HC 1 year 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC
Cult/Star player for Chicago Wolves
Cult/Star player for Utah Grizzlies
Cult/Star player for Cornwall Aces
Cult/Star player for Kungälvs IK
 
Career transactions
- 2011-03-09 • Announced his retirement
- 2010-05-03 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Frölunda
- 2008-02-27 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Frölunda
- 2005-01-21 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by Frölunda
- 2001-05-23 • Signed to a four-year contract by Frölunda
- 2000-08-29 • Signed by the Calgary Flames
- 2000-02-19 • Claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders
- 2000-01-20 • Claimed off waivers by the Nashville Predators
- 1999-08-17 • Traded to the New York Islanders for Craig Charron
- 1998-09-04 • Signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 1997-09-17 • Signed by the San Jose Sharks
- 1994-07-15 • Signed by the New York Islanders