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Anders Nilsson G

Vancouver Canucks

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Latest News
  • Canucks' Anders Nilsson: Acquired by Vancouver in free agency

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Nilsson signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Canucks on Saturday, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

    Knowing he'd be an unrestricted free agent, the Sabres dangled Nilsson as an unprotected option for Vegas in the expansion draft, but young forward William Carrier ended up being the player Buffalo lost to the new team. Now, Nilsson -- who enjoyed a career year in 2016-17 to the tune of a 10-10-4 record, 2.67 GAA and .923 save percentage -- gets scooped up by a Vancouver team that is expected to lose heady veteran Ryan Miller to free agency. Nilsson will compete with Jacob Markstrom (knee) for the No. 1 goalie job in Vancouver, but the latter probably has the upper hand after spending parts of the last four seasons with the Canadian club.

    Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Eligible to be snagged by Vegas

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/20/17) Nilsson is exposed for Wednesday's expansion draft.

    The Sabres have seemingly found their starting goalie, but it's not Nilsson. Robin Lehner was the unquestioned starter last year when healthy and inevitably is the one protected in the expansion draft. At age 27, Nilsson still had a very good season in his 26 appearances, posting a .923 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA. There are so many high-caliber goaltenders in this draft, though, that it's unlikely he'll be taken by the Golden Knights.

    Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Injury deemed non-issue

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/6/17) Nilsson's undisclosed injury isn't believed to be serious and Linus Ullmark is heading back to AHL Rochester on Thursday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Further benefiting Nilsson is the fact that Buffalo doesn't play again until Saturday, the front end of a season-concluding back-to-back set. The backup has played well in spite of his team's overall struggles to play a consistent brand of hockey, crafting a 10-10-4 record with a .923 save percentage; the latter metric is arguably the strongest indication of a goalie's capability, and it speaks well of Nilsson.

    Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Day-to-day with undisclosed ailment

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/5/17) Nilsson (undisclosed) sustained a practice injury Tuesday and is considered day-to-day, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    As a result, Buffalo reportedly will start No. 1 goalie Robin Lehner in Wednesday's home game against the Canadiens, with Linus Ullmark serving as the backup. Nilsson was terrific in a 39-save relief outing against the Maple Leafs on Monday, but he only has two more chances to play again this season.

    Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Turns away 39 shots in relief effort

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/3/17) Nilsson saved 39 of 40 shots after entering 5:09 into the first period of Monday's loss to Toronto.

    Robin Lehner received the starting nod in the second leg of the back-to-back set Monday, but he saved just two of the first five shots before being pulled. Nilsson entered and held down the forth with an impressive showing, and he might be turned to again before the season is finished. Still, the backup is nothing more than a low-end streaming option in seasonal leagues or a desperation flier in daily contests.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2011-12N.Y. Islanders412002181012.7500
2013-14N.Y. Islanders19870211015703.1102
2015-16St. Louis2910130215017803.1214
2016-17Buffalo2610100414846612.6700
78293208430421122.9416
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/229
Birthdate:
3/19/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Lulea, Sweden
Team:
Vancouver Canucks
School:

NHL Experience:
4