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Joakim Andersson
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Born February 5, 1989 (1989-02-05) (age 28)
Munkedal, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 88th overall, 2007
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2007–present

Joakim Andersson (born Anders Joakim Andersson on February 5, 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Joakim was drafted in the third round (88th overall) by the Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Joakim played over two full seasons for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. He had 10 goals and 17 assists in 36 games in the 2012-13 season when he was promoted to the NHL.

In February of 2013, Joakim was recalled from Grand Rapids by the Detroit Red Wings. On February 15, 2013, he scored his first NHL goal against Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks.

On August 6, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Joakim to a two-year, $1.465 million contract.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 359112010 72574
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 4120264660 80774
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 10000
2007–08 Borås HC Swe.1 336172326
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 6821030 56394
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 91012 41120
2008–09 Borås HC Swe.1 42242
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 49661222 110004
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 10112 101234
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 556121842 71230
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 797152230
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 7321305134
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50000
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 3610172755 103580
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 383588 1414510
SEL totals 11413183166 222354
NHL totals 433588 1414510

International StatisticsEdit

YearTeamEvent GPGAPtsPIM
2006 Sweden Jr. WJC18 60004
2007 Sweden Jr. WJC18 60114
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC 60662
2009 Sweden Jr. WJC 62466
Junior int' totals 242111316

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2009 Ottawa
Silver 2008 Pardubice
World U18 Championships
Bronze 2007 Tampere

Joakim is the all-time junior international games played leader for Sweden. He has played in four major international tournaments, his first being the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.

The following year, Joakim helped Sweden win a bronze medal at the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

At the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Joakim helped Sweden to a silver medal with six assists in six games he was tied for third in the tournament assist leaders.

The following year at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Andersson was an alternate captain, totaling three goals and three assists while centering Sweden's successful second line with wingers Magnus Paajarvi and Simon Hjalmarsson.

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