Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikael Andersson
In an NHL career that has spanned some 16 seasons and almost 800 games with five teams, Andersson has also accomplished an enormous amount in minor and international hockey. While he was a part-time member of the Buffalo Sabres from 1985 to 1989, he also won two Calder Cups, one with the Rochester Americans and the other with Springfield in the AHL. He has also worn the yellow and blue Tre Kronor sweater on numerous occasions, notably three times at the World Juniors, a rare feat.

Andersson has also played in three World Championships, including the 1992 competition when Sweden won gold, the 1991 Canada Cup, 1996 World Cup, and 1998 Olympics. During the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season he returned home to play a few games with Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish League.

The number-one ranked European player in 1985, he entered the NHL belatedly with the Sabres when he damaged some tendons in his heal while playing a touch football game with his Sabres teammates at training camp that fall, forcing him to the minors to work his way back into shape. His best season was 1991-92 with Hartford when he scored 18 goals, but after almost seven seasons with Tampa Bay he was traded first to Philadelphia and then the Islanders.

Following the 1999-00 NHL season, Andersson returned to Sweden continuing his career in the SEL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Kungalv-Ytterby HK Sweden-3 16 9 2 11
1981-82 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr.
1982-83 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr.
1982-83 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 1 1 0 1 0
1982-83 Sweden EJC-A 5 2 0 2 4
1983-84 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 18 0 3 3 6
1983-84 Sweden WJC-A 7 1 2 3 8
1983-84 Sweden EJC-A 5 8 8 16 0
1984-85 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 30 16 11 27 18 6 3 2 5 2
1984-85 Sweden WJC-A 6 2 3 5 0
1985-86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 1 9 10 4 0
1985-86 Sweden WJC-A 7 4 3 7 10
1985-86 Rochester Americans AHL 20 10 4 14 6
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 16 0 3 3 0 -2
1986-87 Rochester Americans AHL 42 6 20 26 14 9 1 2 3 2
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 3 20 23 10 +7 1 1 0 1 0
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 35 12 24 36 16
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 0 1 1 4 -1
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 56 18 33 51 12
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 50 13 24 37 6 0 5 0 3 3 2
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 41 4 7 11 8 0
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 26 7 22 29 10 18 10 8 18 12
1991-92 Sweden Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 74 18 29 47 14 +18 7 0 2 2 6
1991-92 Sweden WC-A 5 1 1 2 0
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 16 11 27 14 -14
1992-93 Sweden WC-A 8 2 2 4 2
1993-94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 13 12 25 23 +8
1993-94 Sweden WC-A 8 2 0 2 0
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 7 1 0 1 31
1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 36 4 7 11 4 -3
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 8 11 19 2 0 6 1 1 2 0
1996-97 Sweden W-Cup 4 0 1 1 2
1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 70 5 14 19 8 +1
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 72 6 11 17 29 -4
1997-98 Sweden Olympics 4 1 1 2 0
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 40 2 3 5 4 -8
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 0 1 1 0 +1 6 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 36 2 3 5 0 -2
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 19 0 3 3 4 -1
2000-01 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 48 10 6 16 12 3 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 47 14 15 29 65 9 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 43 6 6 12 43 16 1 3 4 6
NHL Totals 761 95 169 264 134 25 2 7 9 10


Brother of Niklas Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, June 29, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Sandy McCarthy for Colin Forbes and Philadelphia's 4th round pick (Michal Lanicek) in 1999 NHL Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia with Carolina's 5th round pick (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in 2000 NHL Draft for Gino Odjick, February 15, 2000.
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