Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
30-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joakim Andersson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year contract with Orebro of the Swedish Elite League in April of 2016.
CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
April 30, 2016
Andersson has signed a two-year contract with Orebro of the Swedish Elite League (SEL), Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Andersson was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but now he'll return to the comforts of his native land. The 27-year-old defenseman played in 205 regular-season games with the Wings, including 27 more in the playoffs, though he had a tough time fitting in this season with rookie Alexey Marchenko needing minutes on the blue line. It'll be interesting to see if Andersson returns to the NHL someday, but if not, he finishes with 15 goals and 21 assists after four years of service.
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Andersson was one of the healthier centers in Detroit last season, playing 65 points and capturing 17 points in the process. The emergence of some other youngsters will push Andersson, but he has a good shot at taking the fourth-line center spot. Short of a standout performance by a defensive-minded prospect, the job will be his to lose.
Andersson stepped right into the third-line center role last season, picking up eight points in 38 games and providing a solid contribution all year. After leading the Griffins to the Calder Cup following Detroit's playoff exit, he will likely settle into the checking line center position heading into the season.
He's more of a two-way player than most his age, and while the ceiling may not be as high for Andersson compared to the likes of Tomas Tatar and Landon Ferraro, Andersson should fit it in well as a role player in Detroit after some North American seasoning with the Griffins this season.
Andersson worked as a third- and fourth-liner for Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League, chipping in 12 points over 49 games before signing with Grand Rapids (AHL) for their playoff run last season. His greatest experience to date has come centering Sweden's second line at the world junior championships en route to a silver medal. Andersson is a responsible two-way player with a limited offensive ceiling, but his ability to win faceoffs, backcheck and play defense have him on course to be a potential third liner in the NHL down the road. At 20, he's one to file away for the future, but not a player that owners in keeper leagues should bank on at this time.
Andersson is expected to continue his development in Sweden, after being selected by Detroit in the first round of the 2007 draft. Scouts love his faceoff ability and two-game at this stage, but he's just 19 years old and likely three or more years away from making a significant impact in Detroit.
Hmmmmm... Andersson is the kind of guy every team covets. He oozes hockey sense and pure determination, and he has a few skills to go with the character. He'll be one of the best penalty killers in the league but he could also deliver 55 to 60 points, too. And that makes him a decent enough player as the last forward on a fantasy squad. Monitor him.
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CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
April 8, 2016
Andersson was called up by the Red Wings on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
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CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
February 11, 2016
Andersson was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids by the Red Wings on Thursday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
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CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
January 26, 2016
Andersson will return to the Red Wings on Tuesday after a brief stint in the AHL.
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CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
January 24, 2016
After being a healthy scratch Saturday, Andersson has been sent down to AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
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CDetroit Red Wings  Foreign
January 23, 2016
Andersson has cleared waivers, but Red Wings general manager Ken Holland indicated that he will not be assigned to the minors Saturday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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