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Joakim Andersson  #18

NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1989  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Munkedal, Sweden
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: DET / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (88th overall)
CAREER: In the 1st season of a 2-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...Two-time silver medalist with Sweden at WJC (2008, 2009)...Two-time Swedish junior league champion (2007, 2008) with Frolunda.
 
2013-14: More than doubled his rookie season totals in goals (8) and points (17)...One of DET's top faceoff men at 51.4%...Scored in back-to-back games for the 1st time in his career twice: 11/1-11/2 and 12/19-12/21...Recorded his 1st GWG, 1/4 at DAL...Notched his 1st-ever multi-assist game, 11/27 vs. BOS....Recorded points in back-to-back games on 5 occasions...Averaged 13:29 TOI...Multi-point games: 2...Man Games Lost: 12.
 
OTHER: Played 114 games in the SHL with Frolunda from 2006-10, recording 31 points (13-18-31).

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery