Niclas Andersén (born 28 April 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 114th overall.
28 April 1988|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
114th overall, 2006|
Los Angeles Kings
Born in Grums, he started out with local club Grums IK moving to Leksands IF, where he made his debut in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) during the 2005–06 season. In 2007, he joined fellow SHL side Brynäs IF and spent five years with the club. He captured the Swedish championship with Brynäs in 2012.
Andersén signed with Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ahead of the 2012–13 season. Following his two-year KHL stint, he returned to Brynäs IF, where he captained during the 2014–15 season.
Andersén opted to finally pursue a North American career in 2015, in agreeing to a one-year entry-level contract as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 15 June 2015. He did not see any NHL action, but appeared in 75 games with PIttsburgh's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
On 12 June 2017, Andersén agreed to a one year contract with EHC Kloten of the National League (NL). On November 9, 2017, Andersen was released by Kloten after posting a -15 plus/minus rating and scoring only 1 point in 18 games. He then joined Finnish club, Jokerit, of the KHL for the remainder of the season.
On 23 April 2018, Andersén as a free agent returned to his native Sweden signing a three-year SHL contract with former club, Brynäs IF.
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