| 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
Ice hockey player
| 28 April 1988 (age 27)
Grums, Sweden (1988-04-28) |
WBS Penguins (AHL)
114th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Defenseman)
Christian Djoos, Tim Erixon, Tyler Biggs, David Warsofsky, Bryan Rust
Niclas Andersén (born 28 April 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently under contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 114th overall.
Born in Grums, he started out with local club Grums IK moving to Leksands IF, where he made his debut in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) during the 2005-06 season. In 2007, he joined fellow SHL side Brynäs IF and spent five years with the club. He captured the Swedish championship with Brynäs in 2012.
Andersén signed with Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ahead of the 2012-13 season. Following his two-year KHL stint, he returned to Brynäs IF, where he captained during the 2014-15 season.
Andersén opted to finally pursue a North American career in 2015, in agreeing to a one-year entry-level conrtract as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 15 June 2015. He did not see any NHL action, but appeared in 75 games with PIttsburgh's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
On 2 June 2016, he inked a deal to leave North America after one season in signing with Russian KHL outfit, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.
Andersén was a member of Sweden's bronze-winning squad at the 2014 World Championships.
Niclas Andersén Wikipedia