Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Frederik Andersen
Frederik Andersen was born on October 2, 1989 in Herning, Denmark. The product of the development leagues in Denmark was originally drafted in the seventh round, 187th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. However, the Hurricanes could not come to a contract agreement with the Danish netminder so he would re-enter the draft where the Anaheim Ducks would take him in the third round, 87th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Andersen would play four seasons in Denmark and then one for Frolunda HC in the Swedish Elite League before he would join the Ducks organization for the 2012-13 season. In his rookie season as a professional, he would be assigned to the Ducks’ AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In 47 games with the Admirals, Andersen would record a 24-18-1 record.

The following seasons Andersen would make his NHL debut where he came in for relief of Jonas Hiller, where he backstopped the team to a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on October 20, 2013. Throughout the 2013-14 season, Andersen and Hiller would split the net in Anaheim with Andersen playing 28 games with a 20-5-0 record as a rookie. This would lead him to be named to the 2014 All-Rookie Team.

Going into the playoffs in 2014, Andersen would be the starter for game one of the Western Conference Quarter Finals for the Ducks. Throughout the playoff season, Andersen would split the net with both Hiller and John Gibson before they would lose to the Los Angeles Kings in the second round.

In the 2014-15 season, Andersen would once again share his net, this time with John Gibson as Jonas Hiller would leave as an unrestricted free agent to the Calgary Flames. During the season Andersen would play 54 games posting a 35-12-5 record. Andersen would tie an NHL record as the fastest goalie to win 50 games with Bill Durnan by completing the task in 68 games.

Due to his strong play, Andersen would be the Ducks’ starter for the majority of the playoffs where the team would only lose one game going into the Western Conference Final. Waiting for them was a formidable Chicago Blackhawks team, who had won the Stanley Cup twice in the last five years. The series would go back and forth until it would end up in a seventh and final game where it would end with a 5-3 Blackhawks win.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2005-06 Herning IK Jr. Den-Jr. 29 6
2005-06 Herning IK II Den-2 3
2006-07 Herning IK Jr. Den-Jr. 27
2006-07 Herning IK II Den-2 18
2007-08 Herning IK Jr. Den-Jr. 17
2007-08 Herning IK II Den-2 9
2008-09 Herning IK II Den-2 1
2008-09 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 22 1 2.45
2009-10 Frederikshavn White Hawks Denmark 30 6 2.19 10 0 2.86
2010-11 Frederikshavn White Hawks Denmark 35 2.49 11 2.34
2010-11 Denmark WC-A 4 2 2 0 0 3.41
2011-12 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 39 7 1.67 6 0 2.69
2011-12 Denmark WC-A 6 1 5 0 1 3.34
2012-13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 47 24 18 1 4 2.19
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 28 20 5 0 0 2.29 7 3 2 0 3.10
2013-14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 4 3 1 0 1 1.96
2014-15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 54 35 12 5 3 2.38 16 11 5 1 2.34
2015-16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 43 22 9 7 3 2.30 5 3 2 1 1.41
2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 33 16 14 4 2.67 6 2 4 0 2.68
NHL Totals 191 110 42 26 10 2.45 34 19 13 2 2.40


NHL All-Rookie Team (2014) William M. Jennings Trophy (2016) (shared with John Gibson) Traded to Toronto by Anaheim for Pittsburgh's 1st round pick (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Sam Steel) in 2016 NHL Draft and San Jose's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Maxime Comtois) in 2017 NHL Draft, June 20, 2016.
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