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.

Canucks Prospect Awards

by Kirk Pedersen
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Well, the off-season is upon us, and there’s no better time to check up on prospects that the Canucks have, and how they faired, this season.

Canucks Prospect Awards for 2000-01

Most Improved Prospect
The Nominees are:
1. Pat Kavanagh, by doubling his point output.
2. Ryan Ready, for improving his overall play.
3. Bryan Allen, for overcoming all those injuries he had.

And the Award goes to..
Bryan Allen!, Congratulations Bryan on overcoming all your injury woes and posting solid numbers across the board for the Kansas City Blades, and playing well in your call-up.

Least Improved Prospect
The Nominees are:
1. Mike Brown, for not improving on any of his ’99-00 totals.
2. Darrell Hay, for being sent down to the ECHL after a mere nine games.
3. Jonas Soling, for dropping off the prospect chart, and spending most of the year in the ECHL.

And the Award goes to..
Darrell Hay!, Poor play in Kansas City had him sent down to Florida of the ECHL, and he never quite recovered, only posting nine points in forty games in the ECHL, this is too bad, because he is an offensive defenseman.

Best Goaltending Prospect
The Nominees are:
1. Kevin Swanson, for posting a very good season in junior, and somehow remaining unsigned by Brian Burke.
2. Alfie Michaud, for improving upon his rookie numbers. Read more»

Bolts Bits – Tampa Bay Update

by Megan Sexton
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The Newest Bolt

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a step into the future Tuesday, by signing first round draft pick, Nikita Alexeev.

Alexeev received a three-year rookie contract. Per club policy, the terms were not disclosed.

Alexeev has spent the 2000-01 season with the top OHL team, Erie. He enjoyed a career season (31 goals, 41 assists) while playing along side Brad Boyes. Alexeev also added 13 points (6 goals, 7 assist) to his total, in 10 playoff games.

Among his accomplishments this season, Alexeev was names to the OHL 3rd All-star team. He was also voted the 3rd best skater in the OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll.

Alexeev is currently out of the Otter’s lineup, having suffered a knee injury.

Erie is currently 1-2 in the Western Conference Finals versus Plymouth.

A European Vacation

Nine Tampa Bay Lightning players and prospects have headed to Germany this month. Not for a team vacation, but rather to represent their respective countries in the 2001 IIHF World Championships.

2001 World All-Star Fredrik Modin will be teaming up with prospect Jimmie Olvestad (Djurgarden) for Sweden. Alexander Kharitonov, who caught GM Rick Dudley’s eye in last year’s competition, will return for the Russian team, while defenseman Pavel Kubina will represent the Czech Republic. Detroit Vipers, Thomas Ziegler (Switzerland), Konstantin Kalmikov (Ukraine) and Kaspras Astashenko (Latvia) will all be making appearances for their respective countries. Last but certainly not least, childhood buddies Vincent Lecavalie Read more»

ECHL Playoff Summary

by Parker Neale
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Kelly Cup Playoffs

The race for the Kelly Cup has definitely heated up. Here is a brief recap of the series results to this point.

In the Southern Conference, a Wild Card Round was held to determine who would occupy the number 7 and 8 seeds for the quarterfinals. Subsequently, New Orleans toppled Augusta and Arkansas ousted Baton Rouge in two tight one-goal contests. These two victors then moved on to the Conference Quarterfinals where South Carolina rolled over Arkansas 3-1 and New Orleans lost a hard-fought battle to Louisiana 3-2. The other two series also went the distance as Mobile upset the number 3 seed Jackson and Pee Dee had a minor upset over Florida.

No Wild Card Round was needed in the Northern Conference. Therefore, teams jumped directly into the Conference Quarterfinals and their best-of-five series. Trenton had little trouble dispatching Johnstown 3-1. After losing the first game at home, Peoria dominated Richmond the rest of the series, outscoring them 11-3 in the remaining three games. Dayton ousted Charlotte in a series where three of the five games went into overtime. And, Toledo was stretched to the limit against Roanoke yet prevailed 5-2 in the fifth game.

The Conference Semifinals are now well underway with a best-of-five format again being employed. In the Southern Conference, top-seed South Carolina is tied 1-1 with sixth seed Mobile. Dave Seitz leads the way for the Stingrays offensively with 15 points in only 6 games while Jason Elders of Mobile counters with 1 Read more»

Vancouver Canucks, Season in Review.

by Kirk Pedersen
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Well, this season for the Vancouver Canucks was one of new beginnings. The Canucks embarked on a new journey when they set up shop in Sweden for the 2000-01 Training Camp. The NHL was all buzzing about the heirs to the Canucks future, Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The Twins had become a staple for new, hopeful beginnings in Vancouver.

The Camp began on an up-note as Markus Naslund was chosen by coach Marc Crawford as his new Captain. Reporters in Vancouver openly questioned this decision, they figured that Markus was a good few years away from taking a serious leadership stance on a young hockey club. This stance was most likely taken because Naslund had demanded a trade out of Vancouver only two short years previous to this season, and was almost traded, to Anaheim of all teams.

Going into Camp, the Canucks signed free-agent Johan Davidsson, I guess I figured he’d be a fixture on the Canucks lower third or fourth lines this season, possibly replacing Matt Cooke. Boy was I wrong. Davidsson stayed in Sweden after Cooke had his best camp to date, solidifying his spot on this team for the forseeable future. A lot of players, namely Artem Chubarov and Josh Holden, stayed back in Vancouver to work out at 8-Rinks Ice Arena, instead of going to Sweden with the rest of the gang.

After a few days in Sweden, the Canucks defeated MoDo and Djugarden and headed back home to start the exhibition season. After a rather poor exhibition season, the Canucks embarked upon their thirtieth campaign to a chorus of high expectations. Having narrowly miss Read more»

Under-18 WJC: A look back at the Czech Republic team

by Robert Neuhauser
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Since 1994 the Czech Under-18 teams have been waiting for medal success. Even this year
they finished out of the medal ranks. It is said that the 1983 birth year isn’t so good in the Czech
Republic and top prospects like Ales Hemsky or Lukas Krajicek are playing overseas, but this
team wasn’t shaky in any way. The team showed his spirit in the 5-4 penalty shots win over
Team USA in the quarterfinals. The Russians were the clear champions. But the other teams,
the Czech team including, played very solid games. Of course, every team is as good as the players
are. And there were quality players on the Czech roster. Here’s a review of the play
of every Czech player at the Under-18 WJC.

Goaltenders

Miroslav Kopriva
Was supposed to be the backup but won the starting role. Even if he gave up 8 goals in the
first contest, he proved that he is a confident goalie with good reflexes. In the
quaterfinal game was replaced by Martin Laska, but the goals weren’t only his fault. However,
his chances to be drafted remain quite low.

Martin Laska
Played well in the quarterfinal game and was the hero of the penalty shots contest. Just like
Kopriva he was doomed by the Russian forwards in the semifinals, but showed that he can carry
the team when neeeded and that he can make the big save. Moved into the final CSB list.

Defensemen – surprises

Petr Puncochar Read more»

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