21 Facts About Lias Andersson

1. Lias Andersson was named captain to Team Sweden for the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he helped guide the team to a silver medal, and in a controversial display, threw it into the crowd in frustration.

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2. Lias Andersson was again named to Team Sweden for the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, where he scored three goals.

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3. Lias Andersson scored his first career NHL goal in his debut, effectively making him the youngest Rangers player to score a goal in their debut, surpassing Mike Allison.

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4. Lias Andersson was selected by the Rangers seventh overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

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5. Lias Andersson was born on 13 October 1998 and is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward.

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6. Lias Andersson is strong on the puck and has a low centre of gravity.

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7. Lias Andersson would keep the Swedish pipeline going in Carolina, and he comes with the bonus of an engine that never stops running.

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8. On 9 March 2011, Lias Andersson decided to retire completely from hockey, having played 763 games for Frolunda HC.

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9. Lias Andersson was selected in the 4th round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques, while he was playing in his native Sweden for Vastra Frolunda HC.

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10. Lias Andersson began the year with Frolunda HC in his native Sweden, for whom he notched 14 points in 22 contests.

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11. Lias Andersson still is finding his way against older competition in the SHL but said his goal this season is to be an impact player in the league.

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12. Lias Andersson said he wants to continue getting stronger and improve his skating.

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13. Lias Andersson could be 3rd line C and prove to be worth even more and put on a higher line.

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14. Lias Andersson passed the mark previously set by Mike Allison (19 years, 195 days), who did it on Oct 9, 1980 against the Boston Bruins.

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15. On July 13, 2017, Lias Andersson signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Rangers.

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16. Lias Andersson rounded out their top three with 12 points in 14 games.

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17. Lias Andersson made a great cross-ice feed to find Smith cutting in from his point spot, and Smith finished it off with a beautiful shot as he stepped down.

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18. Lias Andersson was named to Team Sweden for the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships and helped Sweden win silver by putting up nine points in seven games.

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19. On 25 March 2018 Lias Andersson was called up to the NHL and made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden the next day.

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20. On 8 May 2017, Lias Andersson opted to leave HV71 and agreed to a two-year contract to link up with Frolunda HC.

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21. Lias Andersson is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward.

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