|Assets:||Has the size NHL scouts love from the center position. Plays with sound defensive acumen. Also displays some playmaking instincts.|
|Flaws:||Could stand to play with more physicality so as to fulfill his potential as a checking center. Lacks natural goal-scoring instincts.|
|Career Potential:||Checking center with a little upside.|
|2/24/2015||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|3/23/2014||Missed 6 games (fractured foot).|
|3/10/2014||Fractured foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/28/2014||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|1/20/2014||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/16/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|6/25/2013||Detroit Red Wings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/30/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/08/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/10/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/09/2012||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/04/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/27/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/02/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/17/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/11/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2010||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/13/2010||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry level contract.|
|4/09/2009||Signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round (88th overall) in 2007.|
Joakim Andersson will draw into Wings' lineup | 04/22/2014 12:54 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson will make his 2014 playoff debut on Tuesday.
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ImpactAndersson is projected to play alongside Darren Helm and Tomas Jurco. The Red Wings needed to make an adjustment because Daniel Alfredsson is dealing with a back injury.
| 03/24/2014 1:30 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson returned to action on Sunday March 23.
Joakim Andersson upgraded to day-to-day | 03/22/2014 10:04 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson's status has been upgraded to day-to-day.
ImpactThe Red Wing forward has been out of action for three weeks with a broken bone in his foot but may be able to play as long as he can tolerate the pain. Andersson will not play Saturday against Minnesota but he could be back in the Detroit lineup sometime next week. As has only registered 15 points in 58 games, Andersson's return to action will make little fantasy impact.
Joakim Andersson (foot) out for about 2 weeks | 03/10/2014 5:11 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson will be out of action for approximately two weeks because of a broken foot.
ImpactHe suffered the injury on Sunday during the second period of Detroit's 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers. The Red Wings have battled injuries all season. Andersson has seven goals and 15 points in 58 games.
Joakim Andersson to center top line Tuesday | 03/03/2014 6:31 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson is slated to center Detroit's top line on Tuesday night.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHe'll play between Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen with Pavel Datsyuk sidelined by an ongoing knee injury. "He's just gotta be a guy who gets some pucks back," coach Mike Babcock said. "Gotta be a guy who wins face-offs and plays well in detail, and the rest will look after itself." Andersson has seven goals and 13 points in 54 games this season.
Joakim Andersson is ready to return Tuesday | 01/28/2014 4:18 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson will return from a hip flexor injury on Tuesday.
ImpactAndersson missed six straight contests due to the ailment. He has seven goals and 13 points in 46 games in 2013-14.
Joakim Andersson should return Tuesday | 01/27/2014 11:25 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson (lower body) will probably be back in the lineup Tuesday night.
ImpactCoach Mike Babcock expects him to be available to play. Andersson has sat out six games with a lower-body injury.
Joakim Andersson could be back Sunday | 01/25/2014 2:59 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson might be ready to play Sunday after missing five games with a lower-body injury.
Impact"Full skate (Saturday); I hope Sunday, but I don't know when they'll put me in again," Andersson said. He is getting close to being back in the lineup, as he has skated for the last two days.
Joakim Andersson out Thursday because of LBI | 01/16/2014 6:21 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson won't play Thursday because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe has seven goals and 13 points in 46 games this year. He is listed as day-to-day.
Joakim Andersson gets a goal Friday | 12/07/2013 9:58 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson scored a goal in Detroit's 3-1 win Friday.
ImpactAndersson has four goals and 10 points in 30 games this season. With several key Detroit forwards sidelined, the Red Wings will be looking for a little more from the 24-year-old forward and he certainly delivered in this contest.
Joakim Andersson scores in loss to Phoenix | 10/10/2013 10:58 PM
NewsJoakin Andersson registered his first goal of the season for Detroit in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes Thursday.
ImpactAndersson's second period goal tied the score at 1-1 and was assisted by both Jakub Kindl and Todd Bertuzzi. Jonathan Ericsson also found the back of the net for the Red Wings in the losing effort.
Red Wings need better play from 3rd line | 10/08/2013 4:38 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson has no points and a minus-3 rating in Detroit's first three games of the 2013-14 campaign.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactLinemates Todd Bertuzzi (minus-3) and Daniel Cleary (minus-2) also don't have a point at the beginning of the season. "I think we can do a lot better," Andersson said. "I thought we started the first game, good game. Second game was all right. Last game was not as good as we want to be. We have to be stronger on the puck and better down low in their zone and get there more often." The trio will be looking to improve on Thursday against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Joakim Andersson may center fourth line | 08/07/2013 10:41 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson's two-year deal with Detroit is worth $1.465 million.
ImpactHe will earn $700,000 this coming season and $765,000 in 2014-15. If Darren Helm is able to return to Detroit's lineup from a back injury then Andersson could start the 2013-14 campaign as the team's fourth-line center.
Joakim Andersson inks 2-year deal with Wings | 08/06/2013 3:22 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson has inked a two-year contract with Detroit.
ImpactFinancial terms weren't disclosed. Andersson performed well on Detroit's third line last season, while skating in 38 games. He posted eight points in the regular season and he added five in 14 playoff matches.
Detroit says it can retain Joakim Andersson | 07/13/2013 7:33 PM
NewsMuch like Gustav Nyquist, the Detroit Red Wings said that they expect to keep Joakim Andersson in the fold, even if the RFA lacks a contract at the moment.
ImpactGM Ken Holland said he played "phone tag" with Andersson's agent this week, but he'd match an offer sheet if one came his way, anyway. Andersson scored eight points in 38 games for Detroit this season.
Wings to extend qualifying offer to Andersson | 06/25/2013 8:49 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings will extend a qualifying offer the Joakim Andersson.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactAndersson is scheduled to be a restricted free agent. The qualifying offer is just a formality for Red Wings GM Ken Holland, who simply guarantees Detroit would receive compensation if another team signs Andersson to an offer sheet that the Red Wings decline to match. Andersson had eight points in 38 games with the Red Wings this season.
Joakim Andersson set to play in AHL playoffs | 05/30/2013 2:42 PM
NewsAccording to Detroit GM Ken Holland, Joakim Andersson will join the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL to help Detroit's AHL affiliate in their playoff run.
ImpactHe will be available to play Friday after the Red Wings were eliminated from postseason competition on Wednesday night. In 38 games with Detroit this campaign, he posted eight points and 43 shots while serving as a bottom-six forward. During the lockout, he skated with Gustav Nyquist, who will also head down to the minors, and Tomas Tatar on Grand Rapids' top line.
Joakim Andersson scores first postseason goal | 05/28/2013 12:02 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson scored his first postseason goal in Monday's 4-3 Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactAndersson was just throwing the puck at the net but caught a puck on edge, which fooled Corey Crawford. Even though he hasn't scored before tonight, Andersson has been a key part of Detroit's postseason success as a member of the third line. The Blackhawks have scored eight combined goals in the last two games and will need all the offense they can get in Wednesday's Game 7.
Joakim Andersson important cog on 3rd line | 05/20/2013 7:47 AM
NewsMike Babcock is a lot happier these days as he has three good offensive lines.
ImpactThe third line of Joakim Andersson, Damien Brunner and Gustav Nyquist has been outstanding for the Detroit coach as he put the trio together late in the regular season when the Red Wings promoted Nyquist and Andersson from the minors and dropped Brunner from the top line. "The Andersson line has been a key for us because we got worked in the three line the first two or three months (of the regular season)," Babcock said. "We couldn't handle it."
Wings like what they see from J. Andersson | 04/24/2013 10:29 AM
NewsCenter Joakim Andersson isn't scoring much, but he is being lauded by Red Wings coaches for his hockey sense which he has displayed during his 35 games with the team.
ImpactHe likes the exposure to critical games and end-of-season play, which approach the intensity of the NHL playoffs. "I played a couple years in the Swedish playoffs," he said. "We went to the semifinals once, and I won two Swedish junior championships," Andersson said of his experience with the Frolunda Hockey Club, beginning at age 16. "It's a new situation, for sure. This is a new level for me, compared to the playoffs I've been in."
Joakim Andersson assists on Nyquist's goal | 04/18/2013 10:37 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson had an assist on Wednesday.
ImpactIt was Andersson's first point in 13 games. He has eight points in 33 games while averaging 11:36 minutes per contest this season.
Jakim Andersson gets first NHL goal in loss | 02/15/2013 11:15 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson potted his first NHL goal in the Red Wings' 5-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday night.
ImpactAndersson, who also had an assist, has played in four games this year. He had 51 points last season in the AHL and will now get an extended look with Todd Bertuzzi on the shelf. Tomas Tatar scored for the second straight game, and he also had an assist. Damien Brunner and Jakub Kindl chipped in with the helpers.
Andersson minus-one in recall from minors | 02/11/2013 9:32 AM
NewsJoakim Andersson is minus-one with a minor penalty in two games since being recalled to replace the injured Todd Bertuzzi on the weekend.
ImpactAndersson had 10 goals and 27 points for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL before his recall. He did win seven of 10 draws but has little to no fantasy value .
Red Wings recall C Joakim Andersson | 02/08/2013 5:52 PM
NewsRed Wings recall C Joakim Andersson from AHL Grand Rapids.
ImpactAndersson takes the place of Todd Bertuzzi, who is sidelined indefinitely with an ailing back. Andersson has 10 goals and 27 points in 36 AHL games this season. He's not worth picking up in most leagues at this point.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsJoakim Andersson was called up from the minors on Friday January 18.
|2/21/2015||Det||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/06/2015||Det||Edm||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/03/2015||Det||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/31/2014||Det||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|12/27/2014||Det||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/23/2014||Det||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/21/2014||Det||Col||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/07/2014||Det||Car||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/30/2014||Det||Van||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/28/2014||Det||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/26/2014||Det||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||82||37||39||76||-||100||-||-||-||-||-||0.93|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||20||8||15||23||-||12||-||-||-||-||-||1.15|
|Goals||1||at StL||Jan 15||1|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||2|
|Points||1||6 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at SJ||Feb 26||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 14||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||47 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||0|
|Power Play Points||0||47 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||47 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 28||1|
|Shots||4||vs. LA||Oct 31||5|
|Penalty Minutes||12||2013-14 (Det)|
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