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Anders Nilsson

26-Year-Old Goalie – Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2.38

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.932

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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. N...

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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 one-year (one-way), $1 million contract with the Oilers in July 2015.

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Nilsson turned away 34 of 37 shots before triumphing in overtime against the Oilers on Tuesday.

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Anders Nilsson NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
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 EDM 26 10 12 2 0 3.14 74 745 671 .901
2015-16 25 NHL STL 3 0 1 0 0 2.76 4 44 40 .909
2016-17 26 NHL BUF 9 5 2 2 1 2.38 21 308 287 .932
2016-17 Proj 26 NHL BUF 15 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Anders Nilsson

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#2Goalie
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Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

58:53

Average Time On Ice

On average, Anders Nilsson was on the ice for 58:53.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 54:21
2015-16 29:06
2016-17 58:53

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Anders Nilsson
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Dec 6 EDM 1 0 0 3.00 3 37 34 .919
Dec 5 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 3 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 1 NYR 1 0 0 3.00 3 25 22 .880
Nov 29 @OTT 1 0 0 4.39 3 29 26 .897
Nov 25 @WAS 0 1 0 3.10 3 32 29 .906
Nov 23 DET Did Not Play
Nov 21 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 19 PIT 1 0 0 0.92 1 47 46 .979
Nov 17 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 15 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 12 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 11 NJD 0 0 1 2.00 2 43 41 .953
Nov 9 OTT Did Not Play
Nov 7 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 5 @OTT Did Not Play
Nov 3 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 1 @MIN Did Not Play
Oct 30 @WPG Did Not Play
Oct 29 FLA 1 0 0 0.00 0 33 33 1.000
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Oct 27 MIN 0 1 0 3.05 3 21 18 .857
Oct 25 @PHI 0 0 1 2.81 3 41 38 .927
Oct 20 @VAN Did Not Play
Oct 18 @CGY Did Not Play
Oct 16 @EDM Did Not Play
Oct 13 MON Did Not Play

Anders Nilsson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nilsson will guard the goal in Tuesday's home game against the Oilers, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

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Nilsson allowed three goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Rangers.

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Nilsson will man the crease for Thursday's meeting with the Rangers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Nilsson entered Tuesday's contest in the first period, stopping 26 of 29 shots en route to a 5-4 victory over the Senators.

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Nilsson saved 29 of 32 shots during Friday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.

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Nilsson will work between the pipes as Friday's road starter against the Capitals, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Nilsson was excellent Saturday, stopping 46 shots through overtime in a 2-1 shootout win over the Penguins. He was not beaten in the shootout.

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Nilsson will guard the crease for Saturday's home matchup against the Penguins, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Nilsson saved 41 of 43 shots during a loss to the Devils on Friday.

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Nilsson will start the first game of the team's back-to-back with New Jersey on Friday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Nilsson delivered a 33-save shutout of the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

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Nilsson will guard the net in Saturday's home game against the Panthers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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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.