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Anders Nilsson

28-Year-Old Goalie – Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 NHL Stats

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7

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14

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2

GAA

3.44

SV%

.901

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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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 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 27 7 14 4 2 3.44 84 850 766 .901
2017-18 Proj 27 NHL VAN 43 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Anders Nilsson

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Anders Nilsson – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Goalie
  1. Jacob Markstrom
  2. Anders Nilsson
Vancouver Canucks

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

54:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Anders Nilsson was on the ice for 54:13.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 54:21
2016-17 57:05
2017-18 54:13
2017-18 NHL Game Log   Anders Nilsson
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr 7 @EDM 0 0 1 1.88 2 33 31 .939
Apr 5 ARI Did Not Play
Apr 3 VGK Did Not Play
Mar 31 CLM Did Not Play
Mar 29 EDM Did Not Play
Mar 27 ANA Did Not Play
Mar 25 @DAL Did Not Play
Mar 23 @STL 0 1 0 4.07 4 25 21 .840
Mar 22 @CHI Did Not Play
Mar 20 @VGK Did Not Play
Mar 17 SAN Did Not Play
Mar 14 @ANA Did Not Play
Mar 12 @LOS 0 1 0 3.05 3 33 30 .909
Mar 11 @ARI Did Not Play
Mar 9 MIN 0 1 0 4.14 4 35 31 .886
Mar 7 ARI Did Not Play
Mar 5 NYI Did Not Play
Mar 2 NAS Did Not Play
Feb 28 NYR 0 0 1 3.75 3 22 19 .864
Feb 26 @COL Did Not Play
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Feb 25 @ARI Did Not Play
Feb 23 @VGK 0 1 0 7.50 5 25 20 .800
Feb 20 COL 0 0 1 4.76 5 34 29 .853
Feb 17 BOS 1 0 0 1.00 1 45 44 .978
Feb 15 @SAN 0 1 0 4.00 4 30 26 .867
Feb 14 FLA 0 0 0 0.00 0 20 20 1.000
Feb 11 @DAL Did Not Play
Feb 9 @CAR Did Not Play
Feb 8 @TAM 0 1 0 5.08 5 36 31 .861
Feb 6 @FLA Did Not Play
Feb 3 TAM Did Not Play
Feb 1 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 30 COL Did Not Play
Jan 25 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 23 LOS Did Not Play
Jan 21 @WPG 0 1 0 1.03 1 36 35 .972
Jan 20 @EDM Did Not Play
Jan 14 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 12 @CLM Did Not Play
Jan 9 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 7 @MON 0 1 0 4.07 4 44 40 .909
Jan 6 @TOR Did Not Play
Jan 2 ANA 0 1 0 6.00 4 19 15 .789
Dec 30 LOS Did Not Play
Dec 28 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 23 STL Did Not Play
Dec 21 @SAN Did Not Play
Dec 19 MON 0 1 0 6.21 6 31 25 .806
Dec 17 CGY 0 0 0 3.00 1 19 18 .947
Dec 15 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 13 NAS 0 1 0 7.00 7 48 41 .854
Dec 11 @WPG Did Not Play
Dec 9 @CGY 0 1 0 3.05 3 34 31 .912
Dec 7 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 5 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 2 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 30 @NAS 1 0 0 3.00 3 32 29 .906
Nov 28 @NYI 0 1 0 5.00 5 36 31 .861
Nov 26 @NYR Did Not Play
Nov 24 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 22 @PIT 1 0 0 2.00 2 45 43 .956
Nov 21 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 18 STL 0 0 1 3.87 4 31 27 .871
Nov 16 VGK Did Not Play
Nov 14 @LOS 1 0 0 2.03 2 32 30 .938
Nov 11 @SAN Did Not Play
Nov 9 @ANA Did Not Play
Nov 7 @CGY Did Not Play
Nov 6 DET Did Not Play
Nov 4 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 1 NJD Did Not Play
Oct 30 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 26 WAS 1 0 0 2.00 2 27 25 .926
Oct 24 @MIN 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
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
Oct 14 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 12 WPG Did Not Play
Oct 10 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 7 EDM Did Not Play

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

Nilsson made 31 saves on 33 shots, but he still ended the season on a sour note with a loss in a shootout to the Oilers on Saturday night.

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Nilsson will defend the net Saturday when the Canucks face the Oilers in Edmonton, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.

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Nilsson (illness) was back at practice Monday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.

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Nilsson (illness) won't start against the Blue Jackets on Saturday as originally planned, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet650 reports.

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Nilsson is suffering from an illness ahead of Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.

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Nilsson allowed four goals on just 25 shots during Friday's 4-1 loss to St. Louis.

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Nilsson will be the road starter for Friday's game against the Blues.

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Nilsson stopped 30 of 33 shots Monday in a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles.

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Nilsson will be the road starter against the Kings on Monday, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

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Nilsson allowed four goals on 35 shots during a 5-2 loss to the Wild on Friday.

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Nilsson will start between the pipes in Friday's home game against the Wild, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports.

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Nilsson stopped 19 of 22 shots after coming in to replace Jacob Markstrom midway through the first period of a 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.