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Andreas Lilja

Andreas Lilja  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: July 13, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Helsingborg, Sweden
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: LAK / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (54th overall)
Missed majority of 2001-02 as a healthy reserve. Traded to Florida by Los Angeles with Jaroslav Bednar for Dmitry Yushkevich and Florida's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Brady Murray) in 2003 Entry Draft, November 26, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mora (Sweden), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), February 25, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 24, 2005. Missed remainder of 2008-09 and majority of 2009-10 due to head injury at Nashville, February 28, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2011.
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes