|Born|| March 28, 1957 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for|| Dallas Black Hawks (CHL) |
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Binghamton Whalers (AHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (IHL)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
San Diego Gulls (IHL)
|NHL Draft|| 11th overall, 1977|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|WHA Draft|| 14th overall, 1977|
John Anderson (born John Murray Anderson on March 28, 1957) is a Canadian retired ice hockey right winger.
He was re-hired as the head coach of the Chicago Wolves of the AHL on July 10, 2013 after coaching them from 1997-2008.
John played 12 seasons in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques and the Hartford Whalers.
John was the captain of his junior team, the Toronto Marlboros. He was drafted in the 1st round, 11th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft.
John played 814 career NHL games, scoring 282 goals and 349 assists for 631 points from 1977–78 until 1988–89. His best statistical season was the 1982–83 season when he set career highs with 49 assists and 80 points.
He scored the winning goal against the New York Rangers on April 4, 1987 to give the Hartford Whalers their only division championship.
In 1996-97, John coached the Quad City Mallards to their first of six consecutive 50-win seasons and their first Colonial Hockey League championship in just the franchise's second season.
John is the Chicago Wolves franchise's all-time coaching leader in wins with 371 and holds the club mark for postseason victories as well with 80.
He led the Wolves in winning the Turner Cup and Calder Cup four times in his eleven seasons at the team's helm. His team was crowned league champions in 1997–98, 1999–00, 2001–02 and 2007–08.
John also helped establish a diner called "John Anderson's" which is located in Ontario in Toronto & Mississauga.
He coached the American gold medal winning team in the 2007 Jewish World Cup hockey tournament in Israel.
On June 20, 2008, John was named as the fourth head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers. On October 10, 2008, he won his first game as an NHL coach 7–4 against his good friend Bruce Boudreau's team, the Washington Capitals.
On April 14, 2010, John was released as the head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers after 2 seasons with the organization. On July 12, 2011, he became an assistant coach for the Phoenix Coyotes.
On July 10, 2013, John was rehired as the head coach of the Chicago Wolves.
|1977–78||Dallas Black Hawks||CHL||52||22||23||45||6||13||11||8||19||2|
|1977–78||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||17||1||2||3||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|1978–79||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||71||15||11||26||10||6||0||2||2||0|
|1979–80||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||74||25||28||53||22||3||1||1||2||0|
|1980–81||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||17||26||43||31||2||0||0||0||0|
|1981–82||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||69||31||26||57||30||–||–||–||–||—|
|1982–83||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||80||31||49||80||24||4||2||4||6||0|
|1983–84||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||73||37||31||68||22||–||–||–||–||—|
|1984–85||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||32||31||63||27||–||–||–||–||—|
|1990–91||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||63||40||43||83||24||1||3||0||3||0|
|1991–92||New Haven Nighthawks||AHL||68||41||54||95||24||4||0||4||4||0|
|1992–93||San Diego Gulls||IHL||65||34||46||80||18||11||5||6||11||4|
|1993–94||San Diego Gulls||IHL||72||24||24||48||32||4||1||1||2||8|
John played for Canada at the 1977 IIHF World U-20 Championship.
NHL Coaching RecordEdit
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|ATL||2008–09||82||35||41||6||76||4th in Southeast||Missed playoffs|
|ATL||2009–10||82||35||34||13||83||2nd in Southeast||Missed playoffs|