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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.

Niclas Andersén
Niclas Andersén May 4, 2014.jpg
Born (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 31)
Grums, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Brynäs IF
Leksands IF
Severstal Cherepovets
WBS Penguins
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
EHC Kloten
Jokerit
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2007–present

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Playing careerEdit

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,[1] 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.[2] He did not see any NHL action, but appeared in 75 games with PIttsburgh's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.[3]

On 2 June 2016, he inked a deal to leave North America after one season in signing with Russian KHL outfit, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.[4]

On 12 June 2017, Andersén agreed to a one year contract with EHC Kloten of the National League (NL).[5] On November 9, 2017, Andersen was released by Kloten after posting a -15 plus/minus rating and scoring only 1 point in 18 games.[6] 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.[7]

International playEdit

Andersén was a member of Sweden's bronze-winning squad at the 2014 World Championships.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Leksands IF J20 26 2 3 5 9 5 0 2 2 2
2005–06 Leksands IF J20 35 5 6 11 214
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 8 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Leksands IF J20 4 1 1 2 47
2006–07 Leksands IF Allsv 29 0 3 3 26 10 1 2 3 10
2007–08 Brynäs IF J20 5 0 1 1 35
2007–08 Brynäs IF SEL 38 0 3 3 26
2007–08 AIK IF Allsv 3 1 1 2 2
2008–09 Brynäs IF SEL 55 0 8 8 60 4 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 42 3 3 6 28
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 51 4 4 8 42 5 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 55 1 7 8 48 17 1 2 3 8
2012–13 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 51 1 5 6 20 10 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 50 3 5 8 32
2014–15 Brynäs IF SHL 54 5 17 22 32 4 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 4 10 14 26 6 1 0 1 4
2016–17 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 37 3 10 13 8
2017–18 EHC Kloten NL 18 1 0 1 4
2017–18 Jokerit KHL 10 0 1 1 6 10 0 1 1 8
2018–19 Brynäs IF SHL 45 3 3 6 28
SHL totals 348 16 45 61 272 30 1 2 3 16
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2014 Minsk

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WJC18   7 0 0 0 12
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 6 1 1 2 14
2008 Sweden WJC   6 0 2 2 6
2014 Sweden WC   8 0 2 2 8
Junior totals 19 1 3 4 32
Senior totals 8 0 2 2 8

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
SHL
Le Mat trophy (Brynäs IF) 2012 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uppgifter: Andersén återvänder till Brynäs". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh sign defenseman Niclas Andersen". Pittsburgh Penguins. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Yekaterinburg sign defenseman Andersen". Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (in Russian). 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  5. ^ Kloten, EHC (12 June 2017). "Swedish defenseman Niclas Andersén joins EHC Kloten".
  6. ^ Helsinki, EHC Kloten / Jokerit (9 November 2017). "EHC Kloten and Swedish defender Niclas Andersén part ways".
  7. ^ "Niclas Andersen returns home" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Sweden – 2014 WM – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Brynas wins hockey title". nordstjernan.com. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2017.

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