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Anders Nilsson

27-Year-Old Goalie – Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

On the surface, Nilssonís .923 save percentage from last year looks good, but a deeper dive into his numbers reveals a Jekyll-and-Hyde split between his performances at home and on the road. He went 7-1-1 with a .938 save percentage in Buffalo, but 3-9-3 with a .911 save per...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 229   DOB: 3/19/1990   BORN: Lulea, Sweden   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #62 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anders Nilsson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Canucks in July of 2017.

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Nilsson was pulled from Thursday's loss to the Bruins after he gave up four goals on 17 shots.

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Anders Nilsson NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2011-12 21 NHL NYI 4 1 2 0 1 2.75 10 112 102 .911
2013-14 23 NHL NYI 19 8 7 2 0 3.11 57 548 491 .896
2015-16 25 NHL STL 3 0 1 0 0 2.76 4 44 40 .909
2015-16 25 NHL EDM 26 10 12 2 0 3.14 74 745 671 .901
2016-17 26 NHL BUF 26 10 10 4 1 2.67 66 857 791 .923
2017-18 27 NHL VAN 2 1 1 0 1 3.38 4 49 45 .918
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#2 Goalie
  1. Jacob Markstrom
  2. Anders Nilsson
Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

35:20

Average Time On Ice

On average, Anders Nilsson was on the ice for 35:20.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 54:21
2016-17 57:05
2017-18 35:20

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Anders Nilsson
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Oct 22 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 20 @BUF Did Not Play
Oct 19 @BOS 0 1 0 24.00 4 17 13 .765
Oct 17 @OTT 1 0 0 0.00 0 32 32 1.000
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Anders Nilsson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nilsson will get the starting nod against Boston on Thursday.

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Nilsson made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout win over Ottawa on Tuesday.

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Nilsson will make his season debut in the crease against Ottawa on Tuesday, Chris Stevenson of NHL.com reports.

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Nilsson let in three goals on 13 shots Saturday against Los Angeles.

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Nilsson signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Canucks on Saturday, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

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Nilsson is exposed for Wednesday's expansion draft.

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Nilsson's undisclosed injury isn't believed to be serious and Linus Ullmark is heading back to AHL Rochester on Thursday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Nilsson (undisclosed) sustained a practice injury Tuesday and is considered day-to-day, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Nilsson saved 39 of 40 shots after entering 5:09 into the first period of Monday's loss to Toronto.

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Despite an earlier report suggesting Nilsson would likely start Monday, Robin Lehner will actually start between the pipes, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Nilsson appears the heavy favorite to start in goal Monday against the Maple Leafs, Paul Hendrick of the Leafs' official site reports.

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Nilsson made 26 stops on 28 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Nilsson hasnít fared very well during his brief stops with the Islanders, Oilers and Blues; in 52 career NHL appearances, has a woeful .900 save percentage and 3.09 GAA. The Sabres have a few promising goaltenders in the system, but none of them are ready for the big time. Nilsson is likely a temporary solution, but his track record suggests heís never been able to solve NHL shooters and wonít see much action until he earns the teamís trust. Heís lanky and covers a lot of the net, but seems to have trouble reading and reacting to the speed of the play, so the 26-year-old will need a good showing in training camp to solidify his status as the teamís current backup. That said, the Swede took a star turn in the KHL two years ago, so there's potential here.

2015-16

Donít look now, but Nilsson could become the backup goalie in Oil Country, replacing Ben Scrivens. And if it doesnít happen right out of camp, it could come before the season is too old. The Oil acquired his rights from the Blackhawks and promptly signed him to a one-year, one-way deal for $1 million. His overall NHL numbers -- 9-9-0, 3.05 GAA, and .898 save percentage -- donít inspire confidence. But he played much better in the KHL in 2014-15, turning in a 20-9-8 record with a 1.71 GAA and .936 save percentage in 36 games. Sure, it's a lesser league, but Nilsson looked every part of the profile of todayís money goalies. His size (6-foot-5, 227 pounds), raw skill, and age means he could be a true diamond in the rough. Watch the battle in camp carefully.

2014-15

Nilsson played pretty awfully when given a chance to start last season. Seeing the writing on the wall that he was going to be playing in the AHL this season, Nilsson elected to sign a contract and play in the KHL.

2013-14

Nilsson posted subpar numbers last season in the AHL but is still currently third on the depth chart for the organization. A strong camp for Nilsson and a weak one by Kevin Poulin could find Nilsson on Long Island in October but more than likely he will be the first goaltender called up should Poulin or Evgeni Nabokov suffer an injury.

2012-13

Nilsson is currently second or third on the Isles depth chart behind Evgeni Nabokov, but is certainly a young netminder to monitor. Nilsson recorded a 1-2-1 record in four starts and a shutout last season while with the big club. Depending upon how this season goes for the Islanders, either Nilsson or Kevin Poulin could be ready to take over the reigns as starting goalie as early as the 2013-14 campaign. Remember his name in keeper leagues and expect him to see a few starts if the Isles suffer any injuries to their netminders.

2011-12

At 6-foot-5 and 220-pounds, Nilsson is a huge netminder, but also athletic and agile. The Islanders are loaded in net and Nilsson has little to no chance of playing for the Isles this season. Even a starting job in Bridgeport of the AHL is unlikely as that may be Kevin Poulin's job.

2010-11

Nilsson was the Islanders third round choice in the 2008 draft. A curious move by the Isles as they have Rick DiPietro under contract until the end of time and drafted a goalie in the second round of that draft as well. Nilsson still could make the NHL next season if he performs well and/or DiPietro continues his history of injury problems.

2009-10

Taken in the third round of the 2009 Entry Draft, Nilsson is a big netminder the Islanders will wait to develop and adapt to North American hockey. He is expected to return to Sweden for the 2009-10 season.