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#20 Joakim Andersson, C

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Position: C
Date of Birth: 02/05/1989
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 207 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Munkedal, Sweden
Drafted: Detroit's 2nd choice, 88th overall, in 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2007-08 Frolunda Jr. (Swe-Jr.)



  

 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Tatar and Andersson maximizing opportunity - MLive.com - Feb. 26, 2013
GRG Mailbag at P.F. Chang's Vol. I - GriffVision - Nov. 9, 2012
Ready to Lead
- griffinshockey.com - Oct. 18, 2012
Black Aces Looking Forward to Opportunity in Detroit - GriffVision - April 17, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - April 4, 2012
Next in Line - AHL on the Beat - March 6, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - March 2, 2012
A Matter of Time - Griffiti - Feb. 3, 2012
Griffiti Interview - GriffVision - Feb. 3, 2012
Andersson savors 'intense' NHL debut - MLive.com - Dec. 28, 2011
Andersson excited to make NHL debut with Red Wings - Grand Rapids Press - Dec. 27, 2011
Andersson Adding Next Dimension - Red Wings Central - Dec. 6, 2011
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Nov. 18, 2011
Swede in the Center - griffinshockey.com - Nov. 10, 2011
Breaking Out: Andersson Seeks Offensive Production on the Farm - The Left Wing Lock - Sept. 15, 2011
Andersson hitting stride in rookie season - Grand Rapids Press - March 6, 2011
Andersson Hoping to be Wings' Next Elite Swede - griffinshockey.com - Feb. 15, 2011
Big Swede's Production no Joak - Red Wings Central - Jan. 5, 2011
 

Biography

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Fifth season as a Griffin…Eighth year pro…Signed to an amateur tryout, 4/9/09…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 4/13/10…Assigned by Detroit, 10/3/10…Recalled by Detroit, 4/11/11…Assigned by Detroit, 4/16/11…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/11...Recalled by Detroit, 12/27/11...Assigned by Detroit, 1/4/12...Recalled by Detroit, 3/9/12...Assigned by Detroit, 3/10/12...Recalled by Detroit, 4/16/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12...Recalled by Detroit, 2/8/13...Assigned by Detroit, 5/30/13...Assigned by Detroit, 1/24/16...Recalled by Detroit, 1/26/16...Assigned by Detroit, 2/11/16.

2014-15: Skated in a career-high 68 games and produced eight points (3-5--8)...Was Detroit's fourth-most efficient center, winning 51.2% of his faceoffs...Tallied his first point of the season on 11/7 vs. New Jersey and scored his first goal on 1/15 at St. Louis...Notched his second career NHL game-winning goal, 3/28 vs. Tampa Bay...Averaged 11:37 TOI...Scored his second career playoff goal on 4/23 vs. Tampa Bay and picked up two points (1-1--2) during Detroit's first-round playoff series...2013-14: Bested his rookie-year totals with eight goals and 17 points in 65 games for Detroit...Missed 12 games due to a foot injury...Won 345 faceoffs to rank second on the team and finished fifth on the club with a 51.4 faceoff percentage...Tallied his third career multi-point game with two points (1-1--2) on 11/2 at Edmonton and registered his first NHL multi-assist game (0-2--2) on 11/27 vs. Boston...Recorded points in back-to-back games on five occasions...Notched his first game-winning goal, 1/4 at Dallas...Averaged 13:29 TOI. 
2012-13: Appeared in 38 games for Detroit, notching eight points (3-5--8)...Scored his first NHL goal on 2/15 vs. Anaheim and added his first NHL assist in the same game...Tallied his first two-goal game, 2/24 vs. Vancouver...Averaged 12:05 TOI as a rookie...Skated in all 14 playoff games for Detroit, chipping in five points (1-4--5) and averaging 13:19 TOI...Scored his first NHL postseason goal, 5/27 vs. Chicago...Member of the Calder Cup-champion Grand Rapids Griffins...Named AHL Player of the Week on 1/20 after picking up seven points (2-5--7) in two games...Registered 27 points (10-17--27) in 37 regular season games...Led Grand Rapids with five game-winning goals...Recorded eight points (3-5--8) in 10 AHL playoff games...2011-12: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Made his NHL debut on 12/27/11 vs. St. Louis…Appeared in five total games with Detroit, recording three shots and a plus-one rating while averaging 6:40 in ice time.…Enjoyed a breakout campaign with Grand Rapids, besting his AHL rookie season totals in goals (21), assists (30), points (51) and penalty minutes (34)…Ranked among team leaders in games played (73, T6th), goals (3rd), assists (6th), points (6th), power play goals (6, 3rd) and shooting percentage (0.145, T2nd)…Had 13 multi-point games…Tied a career best with an early-season three-game assist streak, 10/14/11-10/18/11…Appeared in his 200th professional game, 10/22/11 at Oklahoma City…Tallied his first AHL two-goal game, 11/18/11 vs. San Antonio…Recorded the overtime-winning goal, 12/3/11 vs. Chicago, in his second two-goal game of the season…Registered his first-ever hat trick, 4/4/12 vs. Texas, which also served as his second-ever three-point game…Enjoyed a pair of career-best four-game point streaks, picking up five points (2-3—5) from 2/15/12-2/24/12 and six points (4-2—6) from 3/31/12-4/6/12…Named an alternate captain for Grand Rapids during the season. 2010-11: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during round one of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Appeared in 79 contests during his first full AHL campaign with Grand Rapids, missing just one game and posting 22 points (7-15—22), 30 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating…Tallied his first regular-season goal as a Griffin, 10/16/10 at Manitoba…Notched an AHL career-high three-point night (1-2—3), 12/27/10 at Chicago, to close out a three-game scoring streak, 12/22/10-12/27/10. 2009-10: Logged 55 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League (SEL), finishing eighth in team scoring with 18 points (6-12—18) and ranking seventh with 42 penalty minutes…Recorded three points (1-2—3) in seven postseason games. 2008-09: Helped the Griffins reach the North Division Finals, registering three points (1-2—3) and four PIM through 10 playoff contests…Scored his first AHL goal during Game 1 of the North Division Semifinals, 4/17/09 at Hamilton…Earned an assist during his AHL debut and lone regular season contest with Grand Rapids, 4/11/09 at Peoria…Tallied four points (2-2—4) in four games for Boras at Sweden’s second level before breaking into the SEL on a permanent basis with Frolunda, where he recorded 12 points (6-6—12) and 22 PIM in 49 games…Served as an alternate captain for Sweden at the World Junior Championship in Ottawa, helping his country to a second straight silver medal…Tied for fourth on Sweden with six points (2-4—6) in six tournament games. 2007-08: Played majority of season with Boras at Sweden’s second level, posting 23 points (6-17—23) and 26 PIM in 33 outings…Finished fourth on the club in scoring and tied for third with 17 assists…Tallied 10 points (8-2—10) in just six games at Sweden’s junior level with Frolunda, where he also notched nine points (6-3—9) in five playoff contests en route to winning a second straight championship…Appeared in nine SEL contests with Frolunda, netting one goal…Also skated in four SEL playoff games with Frolunda, earning two points (1-1—2)…Won a silver medal with Sweden at the World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic, notching a team-high six assists during the tournament. 2006-07: Helped lead Frolunda’s junior team to a championship, ranking second on the team with seven points (0-7—7) in eight playoff games…Set career highs in all point categories with 46 points (20-26—46) in 41 regular season contests…His 60 PIM also marked a career high…Made his SEL debut in one game with Frolunda…Won a bronze medal with Sweden at the World U18 Championship in Finland, earning one assist during the tournament. 2005-06: Helped lead Frolunda’s junior squad to within one game of a title, posting seven points (2-5—7) in seven playoff games…Earned 20 points (9-11—20) and 10 PIM in 35 regular season games…Also appeared in one regular season contest and two playoff games with Frolunda’s U18 team…Represented Sweden at the World U18 Championship.

Personal: Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden…Has two siblings, a younger brother who plays hockey and an older brother who coaches hockey…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Swedish junior league championship two seasons in a row with Frolunda…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a defenseman…Hockey nickname is Andy…Hockey idol as a youth was Peter Forsberg…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his older brother…Interested in coaching hockey after his playing career…First job was working at a factory…Favorite charity is the Make-A-Wish Foundation…Most exciting places he’s visited are Rome and Monaco…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would trade with Bruce Springsteen…Also speaks Swedish…Played soccer growing up…Favorite food is lasagna…Favorite music artist is Bruce Springsteen…Favorite movie is Gladiator…Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother….Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite vacation spot is Rome…Cheers for Arsenal, the English soccer club…Enjoys fishing, soccer and video games.
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 79, 2010-11 Assist Streak: 3, twice (MR: 10/14/11-10/18/11)
Goals: 21, 2011-12 Point Streak: 4, twice (MR: 3/31/12-4/6/12)
Assists: 30, 2011-12 Goals, Game: 3, 4/4/12 GR vs. TEX
Points: 51, 2011-12 Assists, Game: 2, seven times (MR: 4/13/12 GR vs. CHI)
PIM: 34, 2011-12 Points, Game: 3, twice (MR: 4/4/12 GR vs. TEX
Goal Streak: 3, 12/22/10-12/27/10 PIM, Game: 4, 10/16/10 GR at MTB
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/11/09 GR at PEO NHL Game: 12/27/11 DET vs. STL
AHL Point: 4/11/09 GR at PEO (assist) NHL Point: 2/15/13 DET vs. ANA (goal)
AHL Goal: 4/17/09 GR at HAM (playoffs, Marc Denis) NHL Goal: 2/15/13 DET vs. ANA (Viktor Fasth)

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2005-06 Frolunda U18 Swe-U18 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
  Frolunda Jr. Swe-Jr. 35 9 11 20 10 7 2 5 7 4
2006-07 Frolunda U18 Swe-U18 2 1 2 3 2 6 3 2 5 28
  Frolunda Jr. Swe-Jr. 41 20 26 46 60 8 0 7 7 4
  Frolunda SHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Kungalvs IK Swe-3 2 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Boras HC Swe-2 33 6 17 23 26 -- -- -- -- --
  Frolunda Jr. Swe-Jr. 6 8 2 10 30 5 6 3 9 4
  Frolunda SHL 9 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
2008-09 Boras HC Swe-2 4 2 2 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
  Frolunda SHL 49 6 6 12 22 11 0 0 0 4
  Grand Rapids AHL 1 0 1 1 2 10 1 2 3 4
2009-10 Frolunda SHL 55 6 12 18 42 7 1 2 3 0
2010-11 Grand Rapids AHL 79 7 15 22 30 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Grand Rapids AHL 73 21 30 51 34 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 36 10 17 27 55 10 3 5 8 0
  Detroit NHL 38 3 5 8 8 14 1 4 5 10
2013-14 Detroit NHL 65 8 9 17 12 1 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Detroit NHL 68 3 5 8 22 7 1 1 2 2
  NHL TOTALS 176 14 19 33 42 22 2 5 7 12
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS
189 38 63 101 121 20 4 7 11 4
  PRO TOTALS 479 65 100 165 229 64 8 15 23 20

 

 
2015-16 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Robbie Russo D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
18 Brian Lashoff D
49 Joel Chouinard D
8 Anthony Mantha LW
9 Mark Zengerle RW
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
11 Daniel Cleary RW
15 Mitch Callahan RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
20 Joakim Andersson C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Triston Grant LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
32 Alden Hirschfeld C
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
44 Joel Rechlicz RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
3 Alexey Marchenko D
55 Jakub Kindl D
12 Andreas Athanasiou C

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