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.

Family Ties-The Jarrett family

by Jason Ahrens
on
The NHL has seen a lot of family connections in its history, from the
Sutters to the Hunters, from high draft picks like Brett and Eric
Lindros or Pierre and Sylvain Turgeon. There is another family looming
on the horizon, the Jarrett family. Cole and Pat are brothers, aged 17
and 16 respectively. There is also cousin Blair a third round pick of
the Ice Dogs in last years draft, currently toiling in Tier 2 Junior and
draft eligible for 2003.

Cole and Pat have a lot in common.

  • They both play on the point on their teams’ first power play unit
  • They play with a blue chip prospect for NHL 2001 draft, Stephen Weiss
    and Jason Spezza.
  • They were first round picks of their OHL teams.
  • Cole saw a lot of ice time as a 16 year old, as will Pat this year
    with Mississauga.
  • They play on teams known for their drafting (one for a good job, the
    other, well not so good).

    So who are they? Cole is a key defenceman on a solid Plymouth club. He
    played regularly last year on a team that surprised everyone and made it
    to the OHL final. This year they are expected to contend again and make
    it to the Memorial Cup. Cole is partnered with a 16 year old rookie,
    and they play together even strength, on the power play, and short
    handed. Cole is a total package type of guy, well rounded with no big
    time faults or big time strengths. His skating is pro material, but not
    stellar. He plays on one of the stingiest teams in the league
    defensively, and so his defensive duties are aided by waves of
    backchecking Whaler forwards. He won’t get Read more»

  • Jan Bohac waiting for his chance in Czech Elite league

    by Ivana Paulova
    on
    Fans of the Ottawa Senators have probably asked themselves several times who this 2000 3rd round pick (the 87th position) is. let me introduce him to you. He is a guy named Jan Bohac (6’2″, 198lb) a former player of
    the Czech team Slavia Praha. He has a phenomenal work rate and is a very
    assiduous player. You may say his physical as well as psychological
    aspects are ideal for a central player in the NHL. He is said to be a
    bit slim, so putting on weight should also bring more confidence to his
    play.

    Like many hockey players he started at an early age. He was born in
    Tabor a town in the south of the Czech Republic. At the age of 15 he was
    faced with a big decision: either he could play for Ceské Budejovice
    (Vaclav Nedorost plays there) or he could go to Prague. What a choice!
    But he made it!
    After deliberating for two days he made the move to Prague. Now he is a
    confident and mature player; with development he may well be a future
    star.

    Jan did not even go to Ottawa for the training camp because of an
    agreement made between Slavia and Ottawa. The reason was very simple.
    Jan is still very young with little probability of making the first team
    so his only choice would be playing lower league in North America or
    returning back home. Here it becomes complicated because Ottawa wanted
    him to improve his style of playing and not to learn the new style of
    North America, so he stayed at home. But in the Czech Republic the
    season starts in the first week of September so he would miss out about
    8 rounds and it would be hard for him to make Read more»

    Pavel Brendl: A Man Among Boys

    by Brandon LeBourveau
    on
    Well, as we all know Pavel Brendl did not make the New York Rangers this
    season and was sent back to Calgary of the WHL for another year in juniors.
    Despite his unwillingness to go back to juniors and play with kids, Brendl
    reported to the Hitmen anyway and he has been on fire since his return.

    Brendl has 11 goals and 4 assists (15 points) in 6 games, which leads
    the Hitmen in scoring. He is currently 4th in the WHL in goals, but if he
    played in every game like the 3 players ahead of him (Konstanin Panov with
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    probably came a couple nights ago when he scorched Jamie Lundmark’s Moose Jaw
    Warriors for 4 goals in the 3rd period to help the Hitmen to a 5-2 victory.
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    with the Warriors yet as he is sitting home waiting to be traded.) Even
    though Brendl is starting off great with the Hitmen, lots of people
    (including myself) are wondering if it was the right decision to send him
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    I don’t know how much you can learn from dominating a league mostly made
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    4th line, and got to Read more»

    Juniors In Extraliga

    by Daniel Kysel
    on
    New faces, more ice time, more regular players and several NHL
    prospects. It is a leit-motive of this season. Due to the special model
    of Slovak Elite league – Extraliga (no team will relegate) a lot of
    young and gifted players could show their skills on senior level. We
    could see about 30 juniors on Extraliga yet. Some of them play regularly
    (10-13) and the other ones only from time to time.

    HKM Zvolen has very strong roster and the juniors are in difficulties to
    play on first team like in last season. Its juniors play only on the
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    (16-10-83, 5’11″ 149 lb, G) has recorded unusual curiosity. He has
    played just several periods on Zvolen team while joined his team-mate
    and the oldest player of Extraliga Robert Pukalovic. Robert was born in
    Oct. 28, 1960 and Peter is 23 years younger.

    Slovan Bratislava sticks to its traditions and omits junior players.
    Just two kids got the chance to play in several games but usually only a
    few shifts – Radoslav Sloboda (07-11-82, 6’2″ 195 lb, D) and Oliver
    Maron (30-09-83, 5’11″ 160 lb, D).

    SKP Poprad uses three juniors who play regularly. No doubt Tomas Surovy
    (24-09-81, 6’1″ 191 lb, C) is the best Slovak junior playing in Europe.
    Complete player, good hockey sense, very valuable in power plays as well
    as in penalty killing games, solid skater, very strong on his skates,
    good stickhandler, passer and scorer. He is pretty dangerous for
    goalies. Lukas Hvila (30-11-81, 5’8″ 173 lb, RW/C), smallish winger is
    pretty go Read more»

    ICE snare two in historic Home opener weekend

    by Jeff Bromley
    on

    W. P. Kinsella once wrote, “if you build it, they will come.” We built it and they came, in droves. In a scene reminiscent of an arena setting in Spokane or Calgary, the Kootenay ICE held their two inaugural home opening games this past weekend at Cranbrook’s brand new Recreational Complex and, to put it mildly, it was an unqualified success. Two consecutive sold-out crowds of 4301 were treated to two exciting and dramatic hockey games that seemed to play themselves out to an unofficial script that every hockey team opening a new home would be overjoyed to occur -wins. A 5-3 victory over the Regina Pats on Friday and a 4-3 nailbiter decision over the rival Calgary Hitmen on Saturday seemed to be icing on the cake for the many thousands of fans who took in the games over the weekend. “Incredible”, “fantastic” and “wow” were just some of the many superlatives mentioned by the visiting fans. “It doesn’t seem like were in Cranbrook” said visiting patron Tina White, “It feels like we’re in Calgary not Cranbrook, this place is really great”. For majority ICE owner Ed Chynoweth, the weekend was the culmination of a lot of hard work by a lot of people. “It was certainly a tremendous weekend. Personally the building is just total outstanding. Everything about it is major league and to start it off with a pair of wins is an added bonus,” said Chynoweth. For Chynoweth, the opening of the Rec/Plea was the payoff for a lot of people, most importantly the fans of the Kootenay ICE, “I couldn’t help but think when I was out at center ice for the openi Read more»