Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andreas Lilja
Andreas Lilja was born July 13, 1975 in Helsingborg, Sweden. The second round, 54th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Lilja played six seasons with Malmo of the Swedish Elite League.

In 2000-01, Lilja spent the majority of the year with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester scoring 36 points (7-29-36) and 149 PIM in 61 games, second among team defencemen. Lilja's strong play in Manchester earned him two games with the parent club in Los Angeles.

In 2001-02 the talented blueliner spent the majority of the year on the Kings roster, while playing in only a handful of games in Manchester. Lilja entered his third season with the Kings organization in 2002-03 and played 17 games in Los Angeles before being dealt to the Florida Panthers in the early stages of the 2002-03 season. After being acquired by the Panthers, Lilja went on to play a little over one season with the club before signing with the Nashville Predators in the summer of 2004.

Lilja would never suit up for the Preds'. Following a lock out season in 2004-05, the Detroit Red Wings acquired him in the summer of 2005. In his first season with the Red Wings, Lilja appeared in a career-high 82 games and became a regular on the club over the next few seasons. In 2007-08 he appeared in 79 games and went on to make his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Lilja saw action in five games of the Stanley Cup Final which saw his club capture the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in eleven years.

After five solid, if unspectacular seasons in Detroit, Lilja would become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2010. He signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

In the summer of 2011, after just one year on the west coast, Lilja was on the move again. This time he signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Malmo IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 14 3 7 10 38
1994-95 Malmo IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 30 7 13 20 82
1994-95 Malmo IF Sweden 4 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Malmo IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 3 0 1 1 6
1995-96 Malmo IF Sweden 40 1 5 6 63 5 0 1 1 2
1996-97 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 47 1 0 1 22 4 0 0 0 10
1997-98 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 10 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Mora IK Sweden-2 13 1 4 5 30 4 1 0 1 14
1998-99 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 41 0 3 3 44 1 0 0 0 4
1999-00 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 49 8 11 19 88 6 0 0 0 8
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 4 -2 1 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 61 7 29 36 149 +8 4 0 6 6 6
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 26 1 4 5 22 +3 5 0 0 0 6
2001-02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 4 0 1 1 4 +1
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 17 0 3 3 14 +5
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 56 4 8 12 56 +8
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 79 3 4 7 90 -8
2004-05 Mora IK Sweden 44 3 8 11 67
2004-05 HC Ambri-Piotta Swiss 5 0 2 2 6
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 2 13 15 98 +18 6 0 1 1 6
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 0 5 5 54 +6 18 1 0 1 10
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 2 10 12 93 -2 12 0 1 1 16
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 2 11 13 66 +13
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 1 1 2 4 -2 11 0 0 0 14
2009-10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 4 0 0 0 6 -2
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 52 1 6 7 28 -15 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 0 6 6 34 +9 10 0 0 0 6
2011-12 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2012-13 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 33 1 7 8 44 -4
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1
2013-14 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-2 52 1 7 8 90 16 0 2 2 10
2014-15 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-2 49 0 11 11 54
NHL Totals 580 16 71 87 563 66 1 2 3 58


Missed majority of 2001-02 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Florida by Los Angeles with Jaroslav Bednar for Dmitry Yushkevich and Florida's 5th round pick (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Brady Murray) in 2003 NHL Draft, November 26, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), February 25, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 24, 2005. Missed remainder of 2008-09 and majority of 2009-10 due to head injury at Nashville, February 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2011.
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