Andreas Thuresson

Andreas Thuresson

Hometown:

Kristianstad Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-11-18

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (144th overall), 2007

Weight:

212 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

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. 

Future

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.

Colorado Prospect Update (1/19/02)

by Brandon LeBourveau
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Juniors:

Marek Svatos, Center, Kootenay (WHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 7 GP, 7 G, 1 A, 8 P, 6 PIM, +5
Stats: 29 GP, 26 G, 19 A, 45 P, 24 PIM, -2

Kurt Sauer, Defenseman, Spokane (WHL)
Stats: 37 GP, 2 G, 9 A, 11 P, 49 PIM, +17

Blake Ward, Goaltender, Lethbridge (WHL)
Stats: 26 GP, 9-13-4, 3.39 GAA. .876 SV%

Charlie Stephens, Center, London (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 16 G, 23 A, 39 P, 43 PIM, -18

Danny Bois, Right Wing, London (OHL)
Stats: 45 GP, 12 G, 9 A, 21 P, 180 PIM, -14

Aaron Molnar, Goaltender, London (OHL)
Stats: 15 GP, 4-9-2, 3.98 GAA, .870 SV%

Agris Saviels, Defenseman, Owen Sound (OHL)
Stats: 41 GP 3 G, 23 A, 26 P, 29 PIM, Even

Colt King, Left Wing, Guelph/North Bay (OHL)
Stats: 38 GP, 5 G, 9 A, 14 P, 85 PIM, -22

Cody McCormick, Right Wing, Belleville (OHL)
Stats: 42 GP, 9 G, 12 A, 21 P, 74 PIM, +5

Darryl Bootland, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: 35 GP, 24 G, 33 A, 57 P, 75 PIM, +27

Scott Horvath, Right Wing, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (UMass-Amherst, HE) 15 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 8 PIM, -2
Stats: (Toronto-OHL) 6 GP, 3 G, 2 A, 5 P, 7 PIM, +3

Peter Budaj, Goaltender, Toronto (OHL)
Stats: (SVK-WJC) 4 GP, 3.11 GAA, .919 SV%, 1 SHO
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WJC: World Ranking update

by pbadmin
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WJC U20:
France is relegated to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I.

1 Russia
2 Canada
3 Finland
4 Switzerland
5 USA
6 Sweden
7 Czech Republic
8 Slovakia
9 Belarus
10 France

Division I:
Germany promotes to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship.

11 Germany
12 Austria
13 Norway
14 Ukraine
15 Kazakstan
16 Slovenia
17 Poland
18 Italy

Division II:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 19 to 22 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div I which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.
Teams ranked 23 to 26 will continue to play in 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II.

19 Japan
20 Denmark
21 Latvia
22 Croatia
23 Great Britain
24 Hungary
25 Netherlands
26 Lithuania

Division III:
Due to a restructured playing format of future IIHF World U20 Championships teams ranked 27 to 35 promote to 2003 IIHF World U20 Championship Div II which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.

27 Estonia
28 Spain
29 Yugoslavia
31 Romania
32 South Africa
33 Iceland
34 Mexico
35 Bulgaria

HF chats with an AHL All-Star

by Corine Gatti
on

Micheal Leighton made his professional debut with
the Norfolk Admirals last October and is making a believer out of any naysayers. A sixth round draft choice of the Chicago Blackhawks- this AHL
rookie is topping the stat sheets with a record of 14-6-6 and 2.17 GAA.

And in the next several weeks, he will add another achievement to his resume’– the AHL All-Star game for team Canada played in Newfoundland next month.

HF met with Micheal after an 2-2 OT against the Rochester Americans Friday night. As we waited, there was nothing but silence except for the commerical reruns on the office TV. You couldn’t even hear the hum of voices that usually seep through the dressing room walls and doors.

No yelling.. No shouting matches.. Just a flash of coach Trent Yawney quietly leaving in his grey tailored suit, and the sound of the door crashing as he made his exit.

Micheal Leighton appeared and introduced himself. He was damp-faced in a black T-shirt and workout shorts barefooted- answering questions faster than he can turn away opposition shots.
Here’s what he shared.

HF: Although you were not a high draft choice, have you
been amazed by your stellar performances so early in your career?

ML: I am a little bit, I have a great team in front of me and that is a big help. All I wanted was to come here and do my best and that’s what I am doing.

HF:What lesson in front of the net have you learned?
ML: More or less, its communication. I learned that in the last three years in juniors (Windsor) and here its
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Wingers in the Coyotes Organization

by Russell Brooks
on

This is the first of three reports that will be issued regarding the current play and analysis of Future Coyotes. The second report will be issued on centers in the organization with the third report being on defense and goalies. If you have any questions or comments on any players you can e-mail me or post a message below. Thanks and Enjoy!

Left Wings

#1 Frantisek Lukes – St. Michael’s Majors – (36 GP, 18 G, 25 A, 43 P, 30 PIM, +15)

For a eighth round draft pick, Lukes has been a real surprise. He is fourth on the team and scoring and is tied for a team lead in game-winning goals with four. If he continues at this pace, look for him to be in Springfield possibly next year.

#2 Ramzi Abid – Springfield Falcons (30 GP, 8 G, 7 A, 15 P, 97 PIM, -6)

Abid got off to a real slow start but has picked up his play and his scoring of lately. If Abid receives constant ice time and Marc Potvin, the Falcons head coach, doesn’t make him a healthy scratch, look for him to keep his scoring consistency up.

#3 Brad Ralph – Mississippi Sea Wolves (17 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 P, 12 PIM, -6)

Ralph has had an injury plagued first half of the season and looks to pick it up for the second half of the season. As long as he stays healthy for the last 30+ games of the season, his scoring production should pick up along with his overall play.

#4 Robert Francz – Frankfurt Lions (31 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 P, 86 PIM, -4)

Francz has had a real slow season after returning to Germany this year. Francz season has been disappointing and doesn’ Read more»

The CHL Daily News

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Two great traditional rivals hook up this Sunday when Rogers Sportsnet’s
television coverage of the Canadian Hockey League continues.

The Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League take on the Hull Olympiques of
the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at 3 p.m. ET in one of the series of
inter-locking games between the OHL and the QMJHL this season. The game
takes place at the Corel Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators of the National
Hockey League.

OHL teams won the first two games of the series last weekend as Peterborough
defeated Montreal 5-2 at Peterborough and Belleville beat Victoriaville 6-1
at Belleville. All inter-locking games count in the regular season standings
of both leagues.

Ottawa and Hull have met previously in inter-locking games and the games
have always been intense between the two geographical rivals. A large crowd
is expected for the game, which is an important one for both clubs.

Ottawa (22-14-7-0) is coached by the legendary Brian Kilrea, now in his 25th
season in the OHL. Kilrea has amassed 944 career OHL victories, the most by
any CHL coach, and he has this year’s 67’s again battling for an OHL title.
Ottawa is first in the East Division standings heading into this weekend’s
play and second in the Eastern Conference standings.

Miguel Delisle (32-29-61), Zenon Konopka (13-45-58) and Brendan Bell
(6-22-28) are the team’s leading scorers, while defenceman Jonathan Zion
(11-15-26) and goalie J.F. Perras (2.63 goals against average, .914 save
percentage, 17-10-5 record), are also enjoying great s Read more»

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