Andreas Thuresson

Andreas Thuresson


Kristianstad Sweden

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5th round (144th overall), 2007


212 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


Andreas Thuresson was overlooked in the first year he was eligible for the draft.  Scored impressive 10 goals and 5 assists as a SEL rookie with Malmö in 2006-07.

2007-08: Thuresson had an impressive season in what was his first taste of North American hockey. In 77 games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) he scored 11 goals and seven assists. The forward also played in six postseason games, but failed to register any points.

2008-09: Thuresson played 74 games in his second year with Milwaukee, scoring 14 goals, 15 assists for 29 points. He added 3 goals, 1 assist in 11 playoff games.

2009-10: Thuresson made his NHL debut with Nashville at the end of October and split time between the Predators and their AHL affiliate Milwaukee in his third North American season. In 22 games for the Predators he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -5 while averaging 10 minutes of ice time per game. Thuresson played 50 games for Milwaukee during the regular season, scoring 14 goals with 19 assists and was +13 with 24 PMs. Thuresson was the leading scorer for the Admirals in the playoffs with 2 goals and 7 assists; finishing +3 in seven games with 16 PMs. Thuresson was re-signed to a one-year contract by Nashivlle in June 2010.

2010-11: Thuresson skated in three games for the Predators in mid-January; spending most of the season in the AHL with Milwaukee. He was scoreless and -1 with 2 PMs seeing just over ten minutes of ice time per game with Nashville. In 76 AHL games with the Admirals he scored 14 goals with 24 assists and was +3 with 41 PMs. He skated in all 13 playoff games for Milwaukee and was +2 with 3 goals, 3 assists and 10 PMs. Thuresson was obtained by the Rangers for Brody Dupont in a trade with Nashville in July 2011 and signed a one-year contract with New York.

Talent Analysis

He's a two-way player who shoots right, has good size, is aggressive and plays physical and has decent offensive skills. 


Expected to start the season in Connecticut, Thuresson has not been able to yet make the transition to the NHL. A very successful start to the season with the Whale may bring an early call-up.

Big trade for Kootenay, but at what price?

by Jeff Bromley

You get what you pay for, goes the old consumer’s adage. If you want quality, you have to give up quality, goes an old hockey adage. When Kootenay G.M. Jeff Chynoweth traded team captain Jason Jaffray along with Aaron Rome, Jeff Harvey and the club’s first round pick in next year’s Bantam Draft to Swift Current for B.J. Boxma, Duncan Milroy and a fifth round pick in the 2004 Bantam Draft, immediately those truths could be applied to the deal. The biggest question now is that, did the club sell its soul in order to improve itself in the areas needed most – goaltending? Did the ICE give up too much? That’s the $64,000 question.

This trade could turn out to be the most significant trade in the history of the ICE franchise. The club just dealt arguably the most popular, hardest working, trench warfare fighting, durable, community-minded player in the club’s history in Jason Jaffray. Aaron Rome and Jeff Harvey were big parts of the Kootenay ICE – there is no denying that fact – but both were with the club less than fourteen months. Rome, a talented d-man that seemed to be on the cusp of a breakout season, who went about his business in contributing to one of the best defensive corps this club has ever had. How much of a contributor Rome was to the ICE blueline depends on who you ask. Nevertheless, we are about to find out.

Harvey, an enigmatic goalie who never quite seemed to be able to step out of the shadow of Dan Blackburn. Yes, they were some big shoes to fill but what Harvey was unable to do was live up to the expectations of both team management and its fan Read more»

Familiar Faces and Former Foes in Kootenay

by Jeff Bromley

It could be called an ironic twist of fate. It will most certainly be called the blockbuster of the year. Call it what you want but Kootenay fans weren’t the only ones surprised at the monumental trade involving the Kootenay ICE and the Swift Current Broncos. B.J. Boxma and Duncan Milroy, the two guys coming the other way, weren’t exactly expecting it. “I couldn’t believe it,” said former and now current ICE goaltender B.J. Boxma. “I even said to them ‘is this a joke?’. I was absolutely shocked.”

Duncan Milroy, the high-scoring, second round pick (37th overall) of the Montreal Canadiens in last season’s NHL Draft didn’t exactly see it coming either. “My reaction was that I was very disappointed at the beginning, to be honest,” said Milroy. “I haven’t really had time to think about it. We had to pack our bags right away to play here last night so I still really hadn’t had a chance to think about it.”

Boxma, who experienced success in Speedy Creek in backstopping the Broncos to the Eastern Conference Final last season, was somewhat let down that the club would trade him. “I was kind of disappointed from Swift Current’s standpoint,” said Boxma. “I thought there would’ve a been a little more loyalty as we went to the third round last year, the furthest they’ve went in eight years. I thought I would’ve been the man this year but (Broncos’ goalie Todd) Ford is the up and comer and possible NHL Draft pick and I guess they thought they had to get him into more games.”

At the cusp of his four-year long WHL career, Boxma has now assumed the role of undisputed, Read more»

Rome, Harvey surprised by trade

by Jeff Bromley

You never really ever can prepare yourself for it. Even players who know almost certainly know that they’re going to be moved are always taken a little off guard by the announcement. In the case of Jeff Harvey, Aaron Rome and Jason Jaffray, to say that the trade that saw them headed to Swift Current in exchange for B.J. Boxma and Duncan Milroy, surprise would be perhaps the understatement of the year.

Even Jeff Harvey, who had been the subject of trade rumors of late, didn’t see this one coming, at least not at this particular point in the season.

“I had no idea why they called me into the office,” said Harvey before the former ICE players left for their new surroundings on the Prairies. “I thought maybe it was that I was playing well after three wins. Then they tell me I was traded. I was speechless.”

By his own admittance Harvey had agreed that his season hadn’t gone the way he would’ve liked but of late he felt something was different, that his game was improving.

“I thought I’d turn the corner,” said Harvey. “I thought I’d started to turn it around here but obviously they felt different in that they want more experience in that position.”

Aaron Rome expressed that same shock but seemed somewhat more at ease with the transaction. He reasoned that being traded once before that landed him in Kootenay last season from Saskatoon had prepared him somewhat. That being said, the detection of sadness at leaving his former teammates was still glaringly evident.

“I didn’t really expect it but I guess you try and prepare yourself for it al Read more»

Lampman and Hollweg will play in WJCs

by Brandon LeBourveau

Two recent draft picks of the New York Rangers, Bryce Lampman and Ryan Hollweg, made the final roster for the USA Junior team that will compete in the upcoming World Junior Championships. This year’s tournament takes place in the Czech Republic during late December and early January.

Bryce Lampman, a 19-year-old native of Minnesota, was the captain and a stud defenseman for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL last season. Drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round (113th overall) this past June, Lampman had to make a difficult decision this summer concerning where he would be playing for this season. He had the option to play in juniors with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, or head to college and play for the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. In a move that was easily foreseeable, Lampman chose to take the college route, and so far it seems to have paid off for him.

Photo Courtesy of the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Lampman has suited up for 16 games so far with the Mavericks, and has registered 3 assists and 22 penalty minutes along with a -2 rating. The numbers do not exactly stand out at you, but most of the time statistics do not Read more»

Two WHL Players Named to the USA Hockey 2002 National Junior Team Roster

by HF Staff

2002 United States National Junior Team

No.	Name	Ht. (cm.)	Wt. (kg.)	Birthdate	S/C	Hometown	Current Team	NHL Rights
29	Bacashihua, Jason	6-1 (186)	165 (75)	9/20/82	R		Dearborn Hts., Mich.	Plymouth (OHL)	DAL
1	LaBrosse, Dwight	6-1 (186)	170 (77)	10/6/83	L	McMurray, Pa.	Guelph (OHL)	2002

2	Ballard, Keith	5-11 (181)	200 (91)	11/26/82	L	Baudette, Minn.	Minnesota (WCHA)	2002
31	Hope, Joey	       6-0 (184)	174 (79)	1/1/82	R	Anchorage, Alaska 	Portland (WHL)	2002
8	Komisarek, Mike	6-4 (193)	230 (104)	1/19/82	R	Islip Terrace, N.Y.	Michigan (CCHA)	MTL
26	Lampman, Bryce	6-1 (186)	193 (88)	8/31/82	L	Rochester, Minn.	Neb.-Omaha (CCHA)	NYR
13	Lebda, Brett	5-10 (178)	186 (85)	1/15/82	L	Buffalo Grove, Ill.	Notre Dame (CCHA)	2002
5	Reitz, Erik	6-0 (184)	192 (87)	7/29/82	R	Plymouth, Mich.	Barrie (OHL)	MIN
6	Welch, Noah	6-3 (191)	212 (97)	8/26/82	L	Brighton, Mass.	Harvard (ECAC)	PIT
3	Whitney, Ryan	6-4 (193)	192 (87)	2/19/83	L	Scituate, Mass.	Boston Univ. (HE)	2002

23	Brown, Dustin	6-1 (186)	203 (92)	11/4/84	R	Ithaca, N.Y.	Guelph (OHL)	2003
9	Eaves, Ben      	5-8 (173)	176 (80)	3/7/82	R	Faribault, Minn.	Boston College (HE)	PIT
18	Globke, Rob	6-3 (191)	205 (93)	10/24/82	R	W. Bloomfield, Mich.	Notre Dame (CCHA)	2002
24	Helminen, Dwight	5-10 (178)	184 (83)	6/22/83	L	Brighton, Mich.	Michigan (CCHA)	2002
21	Higgins, Christopher	5-9 (176)	190 (87)	6/2/83	L	Smithtown, N.Y.	Yale (ECAC)	2002
11	Hollweg, Ryan	5-11 (181)	185 (84)	4/23/83	L	Downey, Calif.	Medicin Read more»

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