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Joakim Andersson | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
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Joakim Andersson has agreed to a one-year, $815,000 deal with Detroit.
Andersson would have been a restricted free agent this summer. His contract represents a relatively mild raise over the $765,000 he received in 2014-15. He had three goals and eight points in 68 contests in 2014-15. Jun 26 - 1:26 PM

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Joakim Andersson will be looking to play a bigger role offensively in 2015-16.

Andersson had just three goals and eight points in 68 contests in 2014-15. "I think I can do better," Andersson said. "I thought I had a solid playoff round, but I want to do better. Offensively, I gotta produce more." Andersson did better in his 2013-14 campaign when he recorded 17 points in 65 contests. It wouldn't be surprising to see him get back to that level.
May 25 - 10:09 AM

Joakim Andersson was credited with Detroit's second goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

His first marker of the postseason was fluky. Andersson's long shot was stopped by Ben Bishop, but then the Lightning goaltender batted the puck into his own net. Andersson had three shots on goal in the match and that was his first point of the series.
Apr 24 - 8:55 AM

Joakim Andersson (illness) returned on Thursday.

He missed Monday's game because of an illness. Andersson posted two shots in 10:10 of ice time against San Jose.
Feb 27 - 2:40 AM

Joakim Andersson didn't play Monday because of an illness.

He was expected to fill in for Henrik Zetterberg against Anaheim, but felt sick so Daniel Cleary played instead. It's unclear if he'll be ready to go on Tuesday night.
Feb 24 - 9:38 AM

Joakim Andersson will draw back into the Wings lineup Monday night in Anaheim.

After sitting out in Saturday's 7-6 overtime win in Dallas, Andersson will be back in the Wings lineup replacing Henrik Zetterberg who is out with an upper body injury. The Swedish forward has a goal and four assists in 44 games played with a minus one rating.
Feb 23 - 8:20 PM

Joakim Andersson potted his first goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against St. Louis.

He opened the scoring in the second period at the 18:04 mark and Tomas Tatar scored a minute later to give Detroit a 2-0 lead. The Blues rallied in the third, but the Red Wings got the win on a goal by Pavel Datsyuk with only 2.2 seconds left in overtime. Andersson doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jan 16 - 10:29 AM

Detroit forwards Joakim Andersson and Daniel Cleary are healthy scratches Monday in Boston.

Andersson hasn’t played since December 19th and has just three assists in 28 games played. Cleary had just suited up for the Wings on December 21st but was a healthy scratch for their last two games. He only has a goal and an assist in 10 games this season.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Joakim Andersson, Daniel Cleary, and Brian Lashoff will be healthy scratches Saturday night against the Senators.

Andersson is the most notable scratch of the three having played in 28 of the Wings games this season, but had only registered three assists on the year. He will give way to Jakub Kindl again who will suit up for the third consecutive game. Cleary and Lashoff have each played in 10 games this season but have been ineffective for Coach Mike Babcock so will be scratched again Saturday.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Joakim Andersson will be back in the lineup for the Wings on Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs.

He will play in his fourth straight game for Detroit and will line up on the right wing alongside Drew Miller and Luke Glendening. Andersson has just three assists in 23 games for the Red Wings on the year. Daniel Cleary will be a healthy scratch to give way to the young Swede.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Joakim Andersson will play on Tuesday after spending three games in the press box.

The Red Wings had to make changes because Justin Abdelkader is unavailable. Andersson is projected to play alongside Drew Miller and Luke Glendening.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Joakim Andersson has been playing on the wing, with Luke Glendening at center, on Detroit's fourth line.

Drew Miller rounds out the unit and coach Mike Babcock has been impressed with the combination. "They do what they do. They check like crazy, they're gritty," Babcock said. "Glennie's a pain in the butt. Andy can make plays and is a good passer and he's smart, and Millsie's real smart and works hard. They brought their game." The trio has been used in checking situations early into the 2014-15 campaign.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 08:08:00 AM

Joakim Andersson is hoping to regain a position on Detroit's fourth line after losing it last season to Luke Glendening.

Actually, there is room for both Andersson and Glendening on the Wings' fourth unit this season provided both play up to their potential. However, more competition is expected to come from Daniel Cleary and Tomas Jurco. Much of Andersson's problems last season could be attributed to an ankle injury. The Swede is now healthy and will have to prove to the Wings' coaching staff he is ready to contribue on a consistent basis. Bear in mind this is a fourth line position we are talking about. Who wins this job will not turn the fortunes of any hockey pool participants.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 09:05:00 AM

Joakim Andersson appears to be Detroit's 13th or 14th forward heading into training camp.

Luke Glendening took over Andersson's spot as the Red Wings' fourth-line center late in the year. He will have to earn his roster spot going into the season, but Detroit's plethora of centers could result in him being moved at some point.
Source: Mlive
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Joakim Andersson will make his 2014 playoff debut on Tuesday.

Andersson 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.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Mike Green
4Jonathan Ericsson
5Kyle Quincey
6Brendan Smith
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek