2008-09 With Lulea Jr., Anders Nilsson was impressive. In 37 games, he recorded a 2.05 goals against average, .927 save percentage, and four shutouts.
2009-10: Nilsson continued his time with Lulea, appearing in 27 games with the SEL Club, posting a measly .897 Save Percentage and 2.65 GAA. He would also suit up in one game for Sweden at the World Juniors, where he won a Bronze Medal.
2010-11: Nilsson was one of the starting goalie for Lulea in Sweden's Elitserien, finishing 18-13 with 6 shutouts and a 1.89 GAA and .920 save percentage. After finishing fourth in the Elitserien regular season, Lulea advanced to the playoff semifinals. Nilsson was 6-7 in 13 playoff games with a 1.96 GAA and .931 save percentage.
2011-12: Nilsson made his NHL debut, appearing in two games in November and two more in March, and played in 25 games for the Islanders' AHL affiliate Bridgeport in his first season in North America. He got his only NHL win on March 4th, recording 24 saves in a 1-0 shutout of New Jersey. He finished 1-2 with a 2.75 goals against and .911 save percentage. Nilsson was 15-10 for Bridgeport with 1 shutout and had a 2.42 goals against and .911 save percentage.
A huge goaltender that is technically skilled. Nilsson has good hockey smarts plays with calmness and has good mental strength. Challenges the shooters and has been very consistent during his career, rarely having bad games. Furthermore, he is athletic and quite agile.
Nilsson projects as a number one goaltender in the NHL after another full season of playing hockey in North America.