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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Anton Lander's performance since his NHL season debut on Dec. 21 might have secured him a spot on Edmonton's 2015-16 roster.
Lander didn't take it well when he failed to make Edmonton's opening game roster out of training camp. "I was pissed off. I wanted to prove I could play in this league and help Edmonton to win hockey games," Lander said. "It's easy to blame it on someone else. To try to find the wrong in everyone except yourself, but I wasn't good enough at camp." He made up for it though by excelling in the AHL, where he has nine goals and 31 points in 29 games this season. He's added another six goals and 13 points in 29 contests with Edmonton. Depending on what moves the Oilers make over the summer, Lander will probably start the 2015-16 campaign on the third line. He's got some offensive upside, but it will be hard for him to break the top-six in Edmonton. Mar 25 - 10:59 AM

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Anton Lander (shoulder) will return Monday night against Detroit.

"We're excited to have him back." Oilers interim bench boss Todd Nelson said. "I think it will give us more options up the middle, obviously." Lander hasn't played since Feb. 18 because of a shoulder injury. He has four goals and 11 points in 22 games this year.
Mar 9 - 3:40 PM

Anton Lander (shoulder) could return to the Edmonton lineup as early as Monday.

The Oilers thought that Lander could be out the remainder of the season when he was injured on February 18 but lo and behold he is practicing and very close to a return. Lander has 11 points in 22 games this season.
Mar 8 - 7:55 AM

Coach Todd Nelson said that the shoulder injury to Anton Lander may not be season-ending.

Lander had shown some promise this season with 11 points in 22 games before a bum shoulder put him on the sidelines. Look for Lander to compete for the third line job next season in training camp.
Feb 28 - 7:18 AM

Anton Lander (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.

He was injured in Wednesday's game against Boston. Lander has contributed 11 points in 22 games this season.
Feb 20 - 1:55 PM

Anton Lander sustained a shoulder injury during Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Boston.

The severity of Lander's injury wasn't immediately known. He has four goals and 11 points in 22 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 19 - 10:15 AM

Anton Lander has stepped up his game with the Oilers this season.

Lander has two goals and nine points in 18 contests, which is more points than he had in his first 94 NHL games. At the age of 23, it's starting to look like he might finally be capable of earning a permanent spot with Edmonton. "I feel more comfortable, it feels like I'm getting more pucks, being more patient with the puck," he said. "You see the ice a little bit longer and you create some chances. It's tough to say what I do different...maybe I'm just growing as a hockey player. Maybe it's just that."
Feb 12 - 9:14 AM

Anton Lander had his first career multi-point game in Edmonton's 3-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday night.

Lander finished off a pretty passing play with Teddy Purcell for his first goal of the season, giving the Oilers a 3-1 lead midway through the third period. The goal capped off his three-point evening that included two assists on plays Lander outworked the Sabres in to set up his teammates. He now has six assists and seven points through a dozen games this season.
Jan 30 - 2:17 AM

Anton Lander has had an assist in each of his last three games.

Lander has three points in five games and while he has had trouble sticking in the NHL in the past, this could be his best shot as his Oklahoma City coach Todd Nelson is now the new head coach in Edmonton. Keep an eye on him if you are in need of a forward in deep pools.
Jan 10 - 8:49 AM

Anton Laner will play Friday night against the Avalanche.

Lander, who has just eight points in 95 career NHL games since 2011 is expected to center the third line between Nail Yakupov and Matt Fraser.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 2 - 8:19 PM

Anton Lander has been called up by Edmonton.

He has nine goals and 31 points in 29 games with Oklahoma City in the AHL. Lander had six shots and a minus-2 rating in his 2014-15 debut with the Oilers on Dec. 21.
Jan 1 - 6:36 PM

Anton Lander has been sent to the minors.

Lander had a minus-two rating and logged 16:37 minutes in Edmonton's 6-5 shootout loss on Sunday. He took Leon Draisaitl's spot in the lineup for that game, but Draisaitl will probably be back on Tuesday.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:23:00 AM

Anton Lander will replace Leon Draisaitl on Sunday against Dallas.

The 23 year old Lander has 77 points in 103 career games in AHL Oklahoma City the last three seasons, however during that time he's scored just eight points in 94 games for the Oilers. He'll center Nail Yakupov and Tyler Pitlick on their third line tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:54:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have recalled Anton Lander from Oklahoma City of the AHL.

Lander had 27 points in 26 AHL games before the recall. He has been an effective AHL player but has yet to prove himself at the NHL level. This could be the time he finally establishes himself in the show.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:08:00 AM

Anton Lander is in what's turning into a fierce fight for center spots in Edmonton.

Lander had 18 goals and 52 points in 48 AHL games last season, but he hasn't been nearly as effective offensively at the NHL level and isn't likely to win the second-line center opening. However, Lander might be able to make the team as Edmonton's third-line center. That's a job Oilers GM Craig MacTavish thought might end up being Lander's before training camp started, but Bogdan Yakimov has forced himself into the conversation.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Derek Roy
3Anton Lander
4Leon Draisaitl
5Boyd Gordon
6Andrew Miller
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Luke Gazdic
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Ryan Hamilton
6Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Matt Fraser
5Tyler Pitlick
6Iiro Pakarinen
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Nikita Nikitin
4Mark Fayne
5Keith Aulie
6Oscar Klefbom
7Brandon Davidson
8Martin Marincin
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth
3Richard Bachman