Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Anders Myrvold
Defenseman Anders Myrvold was selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft while playing for Farjestads of the Swedish Elite League. He was taken in the fifth round, 127th overall.

The Nordiques tried to lure Myrvold to play junior hockey in North America, but he opted to remain in Norway for another season. In 1994-95 he was persuaded to make the move to get better accustomed to the different style of play. With one year of junior eligibility remaining, Myrvold joined the Laval Titan of the QMJHL. Perhaps the biggest surprise was his aggressive play. He quickly proved he was not going to be pushed around and accumulated 173 minutes in penalties to go along with his 64 points in as many games.

By 1995-96 the Nordiques had moved to Colorado and were renamed the Avalanche. It was felt Myrvold was not ready to assume a full-time roster spot with the team despite an impressive showing in training camp. He did, however, play four games with the Avs that season, picking up one assist. The team went on to win the Stanley Cup that year, which made cracking the lineup even tougher for Myrvold going in to the following season. In November, 1996 he was traded to the Boston Bruins but after only nine games was to their AHL affiliate in Providence. He spent the better part of two years in Providence, but rather than toil in the minors, he decided to return to the Swedish League.

In the summer of 2000, he was lured back to the NHL by the New York Islanders, who signed him as a free-agent, but his tenure there lasted a mere 12 games with the better part of his season spent in the AHL with Springfield. After playing in Switzerland for a season, Myrvold signed with the Florida Panthers in the summer of 2002. Although property of the Panthers, Myrvold remained in Europe, opting to play in Germany. In the summer of 2003, the Detroit Red Wings signed him and managed to persuade him to join their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids, while seeing limited action with the parent club.

On the international stage, Myrvold reprsented his homeland at the World Junior Championships (1993-1995), the World Championships (1994, 1999 and 2002).

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Storhamar IL Norway 1 0 0 0 4
1992-93 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 2 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Norway WJC-B 7 5 1 6 10
1993-94 Grums IK Sweden-2 24 1 0 1 59 2 1 0 1 5
1993-94 Norway WJC-B 7 0 2 2 14
1993-94 Norway WC-A 6 1 0 1 6
1994-95 Laval Titan QMJHL 64 13 50 63 175 20 4 10 14 68
1994-95 Norway WJC-B 7 0 3 3 36
1994-95 Cornwall Aces AHL 3 0 1 1 2
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 4 0 1 1 6 -2
1995-96 Cornwall Aces AHL 70 5 24 29 125 5 1 0 1 19
1996-97 Hershey Bears AHL 20 0 3 3 16
1996-97 Boston Bruins NHL 9 0 2 2 4 -1
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 53 6 15 21 107 10 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 75 4 21 25 91 -39
1998-99 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 29 3 4 7 52
1998-99 Djurgardens IF Stockholm EuroHL 3 0 1 1 4
1998-99 AIK Solna Sweden 19 1 3 4 24
1998-99 Norway WC-A 6 0 1 1 10
1999-00 AIK Solna Sweden 49 1 3 4 87
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 12 0 1 1 0 -2
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 5 25 30 129 +2
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 19 3 3 6 28 0
2001-02 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 6 0 0 0 16 4 0 1 1 6
2001-02 Norway WC-B 5 4 1 5 8 +3
2002-03 Adler Mannheim Germany 45 0 3 3 82 7 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Norway WC-B 5 1 1 2 4 +2
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 1 1 2 -1
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 71 0 21 21 94 +3 4 0 1 1 2
2004-05 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 40 8 24 32 108 11 2 1 3 24
2004-05 Norway Oly-PQ 3 3 6 9 0 +6
2004-05 Norway Oly-Q 3 1 2 3 10 +1
2004-05 Norway WC-B 5 1 5 6 0 +8
2005-06 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 2 0 0 0 4
2005-06 Norway WC-A 6 0 3 3 12 -2
2006-07 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 17 0 11 11 34
2007-08 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 14 0 2 2 26 13 1 5 6 28
2007-08 Norway WC-A 7 0 0 0 22 -3
2008-09 Stavanger Oilers Norway 44 6 24 30 120 6 1 0 1 29
2008-09 Norway Oly-Q 3 0 1 1 4 0
2008-09 Norway WC-A 6 0 1 1 12 -7
2009-10 Stjernen Hockey Norway 40 2 22 24 88 6 0 0 0 10
2010-11 Frisk-Asker IF Norway 43 1 9 10 136 5 1 0 1 8
NHL Totals 33 0 5 5 12


WJC-B All-Star Team (1993)
Named Best Defenseman at WJC-B (1993, 1994, 1995)QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1995)
Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Boston by Colorado with Landon Wilson for Boston's 1st round pick (Robyn Regehr) in 1998 NHL Draft, November 22, 1996. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 28, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), January 10, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 28, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Valerengen (Norway), September 15, 2004.
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