Josh Anderson
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Josh Anderson

Hometown:

Burlington Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1994-05-07

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

4th round (95th overall), 2012

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Josh Anderson played in five games with the Burlington Cougars in the Ontario Junior Hockey League – spending the bulk of the season with the Burlington Eagles Midget AAA team. In five games with the Cougars, including one playoff game, he had 2 assists.

2011-12: Anderson was signed as a free agent by the OHL's London Knights. In his first season he skated in 64 games and scored 12 goals with 10 assists and was plus-17 with 34 penalty minutes. The Knights finished with the OHL's best record in the regular season and reached the playoff finals. In the first 16 playoff games Anderson scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was plus-three with 4 penalty minutes. Anderson was among the 105 players invited to the NHL Combine prior to the 2012 NHL Draft and was ranked 57th amongst North American Skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings (up from 161st at mid-season).

2012-13: One of three players to skate in all 68 regular season games for the London Knights in his second OHL season, Anderson scored 23 goals with 26 assists and was +10 with 77 penalty minutes. London had the league's best record and reached the Memorial Cup after winning the playoff title. Anderson had 1 goal with 2 assists and was -1 with 23 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. In five games at the Memorial Cup he had 1 assist and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Anderson has so far shown the drive and determination to turn himself into an NHL-caliber player.  Anderson has the size to eventually become a power forward at the NHL level, but he isn't simply a big body as there is also some skill in his game to go along with his solid frame.  Anderson isn't afraid to go into the corners to battle for the puck and has the size to often win those battles.  He also has bloodlines on his side as he is related to Frank and Peter Mahovlich, two NHL stars from the 60's and 70's.

 

 

Future

This is Anderson’s time to step up. The 2013-14 season will mark the former fourth round pick’s third junior season and one where a lot of hype will be surrounding the Knights. Anderson will need to continue his production after his great sophomore season and needs to avoid falling between the cracks on an extremely deep roster.

 

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