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Anton Lander

Born:April 24, 1991Draft: 2009 Oilers, 40th Overall
Hometown:Timrå, SwedenPosition:Centre
Known For:KHL Gagarin Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:EV Zug

Anton Lander (April 24, 1991) is a Swedish ice hockey player currently under contract for the EV Zug of the Swiss National League (NL). Lander formerly played for Ak Bars Kazan and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted by Edmonton Oilers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, playing all 215 of his games with the team during his six-year tenure. Before the NHL draft, Lander spent six seasons with the Timrå IK hockey program in Sweden, playing for their J18, J20, and SHL clubs and amassing 55 points (23 goals, 32 assists) in 177 games in the SHL.

At the international level, Lander has represented his country on eight occasions, playing in the Hlinka Gretzky Under-18 (2007), World Junior Championship Under-18 (2008, 2009), World Junior Championship (2010, 2011), and World Championship (2015, 2019). He also represented Sweden at the 2018 Olympics, when the team finished 5th. Lander will attend his second Olympic Games in Beijing.

Anton Lander (Steven Christy/OKC Barons)

Anton Lander Statistics

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Achievements

  • Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal (2007-2008)
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team (2008-2009)
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2009-2010)
  • Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior) (2010-2011)
  • 2x AHL Player of the Week (2013, 2017)
  • AHL All-Star Game (2014-2015)
  • 2x KHL Forward of the Week (2018, 2020)
  • KHL Gagarin Cup Champion (2017-2018)

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