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Anders Nilsson

Born:March 19, 1990Draft:2009 Islanders 62nd Overall
Hometown:Luleä, SwedenPosition:Goalie
Known For:World ChampionshipCatches:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Retired

Bengt Per Anders Nilsson (born 19 March 1990) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. Nilsson was drafted 62nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders and played in the NHL with the Islanders, Edmonton OilersSt. Louis BluesBuffalo SabresVancouver Canucks, and Ottawa Senators. Internationally, Nilsson led Sweden to a gold medal at the 2018 World Championships. He retired at 31 in 2021 due to ongoing post-concussion and neck issues.

Anders Nilsson
Anders Nilsson, Buffalo Sabres (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Oct. 4, 2014New York Islanders T.J. Brennan
Ville Pokka
Chicago Blackhawks LogoNick Leddy
Kent Simpson
July 6, 2015Chicago Blackhawks LogoEdmonton OilersLiam Coughlin
Feb. 27, 2016Edmonton OilersSt. Louis BluesFifth-Round Pick 2016
(Graham McPhee)
Niklas Lundstrom
July 2, 2016St. Louis BluesBuffalo SabresFifth-Round Pick 2017
(David Noel)
Jan. 2, 2019Vancouver CanucksDarren ArchibaldOttawa SenatorsSixth-Round Pick 2019
(Arturs Silovs)
Mike McKenna
Tom Pyatt
Dec. 27, 2020Ottawa SenatorsMarian GaborikTampa Bay LightningSecond-Round Pick 2022
(Filip Nordberg)
Braydon Coburn
Cedric Paquette

Deeper Dive


  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2010)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2011)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2014)
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team (2014)
  • KHL First All-Star Team (2015)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (2018)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2018)