Anders Nilsson
Anders Nilsson
Islanders - Goaltender
NUMBER: 45
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
WEIGHT: 227
CATCHES: Left
BIRTHDATE: 03/19/1990
AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Lulea, SWE
DRAFTED: NYI: 2009-62 overall
 
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2009 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an Entry-Level Contract on May 27, 2011.

LAST SEASON:
Appeared in 21 games during his second season with Bridgeport, posting an 8-11-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage...Stopped 25 shots for his lone shutout of the season vs. Manchester on Nov. 17...Won his first four starts of the season, allowing seven goals from Nov. 9-18...Tied a career-high with 37 saves vs. Syracuse on Dec. 9...Appeared in just five games after Dec. 31 due to injury...Stopped 20-of-21 shots he faced in a 4-1 win over Portland on April 21 to conclude the regular season. 

CAREER:
2011-12: Led Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalies in GAA (2.42) and SV% (.921) in 25 games during his rookie year in the American Hockey League and his first season in North America...Posted a 15-8-2 record with one shutout...Also made his NHL debut with the Islanders, recording a 2.75 GAA and a .910 save percentage in four games...Received his first career NHL call-up on Nov. 19 and made his NHL debut that night vs. Boston, playing the final two periods in relief...Started his first NHL game on Nov. 21 at Pittsburgh...Was returned on loan to Bridgeport on Nov. 23...Recalled on emergency basis on Dec. 21 and returned to Bridgeport on Dec. 24...Recalled on emergency basis on Dec. 29 and returned to Bridgeport on Jan. 9...With Bridgeport, posted wins in nine straight games from Jan. 13 - Feb 20...Made a season-high 37 saves on Jan 21 at Adirondack...Named AHL Goaltender of the Month for February, posting a 6-0-1 record with a 1.26 GAA and .955 SV%...Recalled on emergency basis on Feb. 29 and earned his first career NHL win and shutout on Mar. 4 vs. New Jersey...Returned to Bridgeport on Mar. 12. 

2010-11:
Established career bests in goals-against average (1.92) and save percentage (.918) in 31 games during his second full season with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elite League...Added a 1.96 GAA and a .931 SV% in 13 playoff games. 

2009-10:
Posted a 2.65 GAA with a .897 SV% in 27 games as a rookie with Lulea HF.

JUNIOR:
2008-09: Led the Swedish Junior SuperElit (North) in GAA (2.05) and SV% (.927) in 37 games with Lulea HF Jr...Made his professional debut with Lulea, playing 28 minutes of shutout hockey in one appearance.

INTERNATIONAL:
Appeared on Team Sweden’s roster at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia...Won a Bronze Medal as a member of Team Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships (Saskatoon & Regina).