Joakim Andersson (C)
Grand Rapids Griffins
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.