Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Niklas Andersson
Brother of the senior Mikael, Niklas also played with Vastra Frolunda before seeing action in the NHL, and he, too, played at the World Juniors for thee successive years, winning a silver in 1989 and playing again in 1990 and 1991.

Andersson was drafted by Quebec in 1989, 68th overall, and his first NHL game came as a member of the Nordiques on January 5, 1993 after he finally agreed to leave Sweden to try his hand in the NHL.

Niklas struggled to earn a spot full-time with the team, and the Nordiques let him go after nearly two full seasons in the minors. He signed as a free agent with the Islanders, played most of the next two years with them, and then signed with San Jose.

He spent most of 1997-98 in the minors, and this time the Leafs picked him up, only to trade him back to the Islanders for Craig Charron before he ever played for the Blue and White. The Islanders were no more impressed with him the second go round, and left him open for Nashville to claim on waivers on January 20, 2000.

Andersson went on to play seven games with the Preds before joining the Calgary Flames in 2000-01. The dimunitive forward would play only eleven games with the Flames while spending the better part of the season with the IHL's Chicago Wolves before taking his games overseas to Sweden in 2001-02.

Aside from his World Junior experience, Andersson has represented his homeland on numerous occasions including the 1991 Canada Cup, the 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2004 World Championships as well as the 1996 World Cup.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 15 5 4 9 6 8 6 4 10 4
1987-88 Sweden EJC-A 6 4 9 13 2
1988-89 Sweden WJC-A 7 2 0 2 0
1988-89 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 30 12 24 36 24 10 4 6 10 4
1988-89 Sweden EJC-A 6 6 3 9 8
1989-90 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 38 10 21 31 14
1989-90 Sweden WJC-A 7 3 3 6 6
1990-91 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 39 14 25 39 38 10 6 3 9 24
1990-91 Sweden WJC-A 7 5 3 8 8
1991-92 Sweden Can-Cup 6 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 57 8 26 34 41
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 3 0 1 1 2 0
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 76 32 50 82 42
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 42 18 34 52 8
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 66 22 39 61 28 15 8 13 21 10
1995-96 New York Islanders NHL 47 14 12 26 12 -3
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 30 13 22 35 25
1995-96 Sweden WC-A 6 1 1 2 8
1996-97 Sweden W-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 74 12 31 43 57 +4
1996-97 Sweden WC-A 11 0 2 2 8
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -1
1997-98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 37 10 28 38 54 +4
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 21 6 20 26 24 +4 4 3 1 4 4
1998-99 Chicago Wolves IHL 65 17 47 64 49 +16 10 2 2 4 10
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 17 3 7 10 8 -3
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 52 20 21 41 59 9 6 1 7 4
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 7 0 1 1 0 0
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 11 0 1 1 4 0
2000-01 Chicago Wolves IHL 66 33 39 72 81 +33 16 1 14 15 14
2001-02 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 41 14 32 46 64 7 0 2 2 6
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 8 3 2 5 2 +4
2002-03 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 24 18 42 59 15 3 7 10 8
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 9 1 5 6 4 0
2003-04 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 46 17 19 36 80 7 1 7 8 2
2003-04 Sweden WC-A 9 1 1 2 2 +2
2004-05 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 44 14 27 41 16 14 10 3 13 4
2005-06 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 13 38 51 53 17 6 10 16 10
2006-07 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 51 21 27 48 75
2007-08 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 48 12 37 49 50 7 2 4 6 12
2008-09 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 52 16 21 37 22 11 3 4 7 10
2009-10 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 54 15 17 32 50 7 2 3 5 29
2010-11 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 53 14 30 44 30
NHL Totals 164 29 53 82 85


Brother of Mikael
IHL Second All-Star Team (2000)
IHL First All-Star Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 15, 1994. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 17, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 4, 1998. Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto for Craig Charron, August 17, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from NY Islanders, January 20, 2000. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Nashville, February 19, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Vastra Frolunda (Sweden), May 23, 2001.
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