In The Hockey News (12/17/12 issue), they look at 2012 4th four pick Calle Andersson who is playing in Sweden. They write that “Andersson was killing it on Farjstad’s junior squad with 9 goals and 17 points in 12 games, but only had one point in 18 games with the big club.”
Andersson is the youngest person on his team and one of the youngest players in the Swedish Elite League. He is averaging under 7 minutes a game in the SEL.
He finished the season playing 27 games for the junior team and 34 for the elite league team.
- For the junior team, Andersson had 11 goals and 16 assists in 27 games.
- In the elite league, Andersson had one goal and one assist in 34 games.
At Hockey’s Future, after the season, Leslie Treff wrote of Andersson that the Rangers see him as a potential PP QB down the line and he is one of the few offensive defensemen in the organization. He played very well against kids his own age and had three points in the World Juniors this past year. Andersson can play for Sweden in the World Juniors again this year and he is expected to spend the season in the Swedish Elite league.
He is expected to spend a few more seasons in Europe before coming to North America.
Corey Pronman, from Puck Prospectus, is a big fan and says, “Andersson is gifted puck-mover who can control the puck on an individual level well with a good panic threshold. He tends to make impressive plays coming out of his zone or from the blue line and his passes are always crisp and on target.”
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Gordie Clark told Blueshirts United that Andersson has been dominating the junior league over there. All the reports are that when a big goal or big play is needed he is doing that