Joakim Andersson
Born February 5, 1989 (1989-02-05) (age 32)
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 Career[edit | edit source]

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 Statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 35 9 11 20 10 7 2 5 7 4
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 41 20 26 46 60 8 0 7 7 4
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Borås HC Swe.1 33 6 17 23 26
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 6 8 2 10 30 5 6 3 9 4
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 9 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Borås HC Swe.1 4 2 2 4 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 49 6 6 12 22 11 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 1 1 2 10 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 55 6 12 18 42 7 1 2 3 0
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 7 15 22 30
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 73 21 30 51 34
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 36 10 17 27 55 10 3 5 8 0
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 3 5 8 8 14 1 4 5 10
SEL totals 114 13 18 31 66 22 2 3 5 4
NHL totals 43 3 5 8 8 14 1 4 5 10

International Statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden Jr. WJC18 6 0 0 0 4
2007 Sweden Jr. WJC18 6 0 1 1 4
2008 Sweden Jr. WJC 6 0 6 6 2
2009 Sweden Jr. WJC 6 2 4 6 6
Junior int' totals 24 2 11 13 16

International Play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for  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.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.