Andreas Thuresson

Andreas Thuresson


Kristianstad Sweden

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5th round (144th overall), 2007


212 lbs.

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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.

WJC boxscores

by Ivana Paulova

Here are the complete results of the first playing day of the World Junior Championship taking place in Pardubice and Hradec Kralove.

Group B

25.12.01 France – Canada 0:15

1st Period

02:42 CAN Kobasew (Spezza) 1:0 PP
14:07 CAN Upshall (Murray) 2:0
14:47 CAN Nash (Boyes) 3:0
16:59 CAN McClement (Murray, Harrison)

2nd Period

22:03 CAN Aulin (Colaicovo, Cammalleri)
26:41 CAN Murray (Upshall)
26:58 CAN Weiss (Bouwmeester, Upshall)
31:04 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin, Paetsch)
35:37 CAN Boyes (Cammalleri)

3rd Period

40:55 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin)
43:09 CAN Upshall (Weiss, Nash)
45:32 CAN Aulin (Cammalleri, McClement)
46:19 CAN Weiss (Colaicovo)
49:29 CAN Boyes (Cammalleri, Aulin)
53:31 CAN Cammalleri (Aulin)

25.12.01 Switzerland – Finland 3:0

1st Period

02:17 SUI Camenzind (Helfenstein) 1:0 PP

2nd Period


3rd Period

55:05 SUI Sannitz (Deruns) 2:0 Read more»

WJC : Switzerland Shuts Out Finland 3-0

by Jonathan Litterine

Kari Lehtonen is expected to be a top 5 pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft , but on this day he was outplayed by Switzerland’s Tobias Stephan. Stephan stopped all 17 shots he faced , leading the Swiss to the 3-0 victory. Stephan was named Switzerland’s best player in the contest. Finland took penalties at the 1:18 and 1:52 mark and at 2:17 the Swiss cashed in. Andreas Camenzind converted on the power play with the assist going to Rangers prospect Sven Helfenstein.

With 4:55 left Raffaele Sannitz put the Swiss up 2-0. Lehtonen was pulled with just over a minute left , and Andrei Ambuhl hit the empty net. The assist on Ambuhl’s goal went to Phoenix’s 3rd round pick in the 2001 draft , Beat Forster. In the end Switzerland beat the Finns 3-0 , in a penalty filled matchup. Finland took 10 minor penalties , while Switzerland took 6. Finland’s coach Errka Westerlund praised the Swiss for playing a great defensive game and ripped his own team for taking some dumb penalties. Switzerland did a great job shutting down Finland’s two stars , Mikko Koivu and Tuomo Ruutu. Westerlund said his team created some good chances but just weren’t able to finish. He expects a better effort next time out.

Scoring Summary

1st Period – Andreas Camenzind (Sven Helfenstein) 2:17 PPG
2nd Period – None
3rd Period – Raffaele Sannitz (Thomas Deruns) 15:05
Andrei Ambuhl (Beat Forster) 19:39 , ENG

NAHL Danville Wings Report

by Ron Valerino


Find all the info you need on Danville’s Junior A team at:

Wings Sweep out the Year
The Danville Wings swept out the year with 2 wins over the Chicago Freeze.
Bryan Marshall led the charge with 2 goals with Logan Bittle getting the
game winning goal and Jeremy Hall adding a goal to defeat Chicago 4-1 Friday
night. Rick Cazares stopped 20 out of 21 shots. The next night with both
teams tied at 4 goals after 2 periods, Marek Hornak scored the game winner
with a great pass from R.A. Mobile to defeat the Freeze 5-4.

Logan Bittle
contributed 2 goals (tying goal) and 1 assist with additional scoring from
Jeremy Hall and Bryan Marshall. Marc Bowen stepping in after for an injured
Cazares at 16:48 into the first period came up big with 23 out of 25 saves.
Bowen making his first appearance since October 19 (vs. Pittsburgh) earned a
well deserved win and a 1st Star of the game selection.
The Wings enter the New Year 13-12-2 and second in the west division. The
Wings have won 9 of their last 11 games out scoring their opponents 49 to

Whats coming up: The Wings will return in 2002 to face division leader
Texas Tornado on January 4 and 5 at home (game time 7 pm). Call for tickets
today at (217) 431-2444 and beat those long lines. If you have a group that
wants to come call George Chin at the Danville Wings Marketing Office.

Team Leaders:
Goals : 16 — Jason Tejchma Read more»

USA-Czech Republic WJC game recap

by Robert Neuhauser
On Christmas Day, December, 25th, the Czech Under-20 team took on the USA Under-20 squad
in the opening game of the WJC. This was an usual meeting of both opponents, those two
teams met in the regular group also in the previous two years. On the Czech side there
was a change in the net, starter Lukas Hronek was suddenly sidelined with a flu, so backup
Michal Fikrt stood between the pipes and Plzen juniors netminder Petr Sulan was called
back to the team to serve as the backup. Quite surprisingly was hulking Atlanta Thrashers
prospect Libor Ustrnul selected the Czech captain, Tomas Plekanec captained the Czech
squad on the previous tournaments, but finished with only an ‘A’ on his jersey.
The US team was as usual build mostly of college players, with some already drafted players
on the team along with bright prospects. The second cathegory consisted of the likes of
defenseman Ryan Whitney or winger Dustin Brown, a Guelph Storm standout.

So USA captain Richard Umberger and Czech Tomas Plekanec took the opening draw of the
WJC. After the first careful seconds of the game Petr Chvojka went to the penalty box
for interference after 65 seconds played but it was the Czech team who had the first chance.
Filip Novak coralled the puck, unleashed a blast of a shot which was turned away by Jason
Bacashihua in the net for USA, but Ales Hemsky got to the rebound. Bacashihua was lucky
that he couldn’t lift the puck over his left pad. Read more»

Calder Corner for the Week Ending 12/24

by HF Staff

The Calder Corner

Andy McDonald of the Mighty Ducks takes home the HF prospect of the week by scoring 3 goals and 2 assists, to help the Ducks go into the holiday break by going 3-1.

In addition to Andy McDonald taking home the weekly award, a special award goes out to all the parents of hockey playing children everywhere. Without there countless hours and dollars spent driving to tourney’s and upgrading the equipment seemingly every 2 months, no child who has played hockey past the “learning stage” would have been able to get to where they are.

A special holiday thanks goes out to the parents!


4 Games
McDonald: 3 Goals (1,2,3), 2 Assists

4 Games
Heatley: 2 Goals (11, 12), 1 Assist
Kovalchuk: 1 Goal (14), 1 Assist
Tjarnqvist: 1 Assist
Hordichuk: 1st NHL Goal and point

3 Games
Boynton: 1 Assist

2 Games
Noronen: 1 Game, 33 Shots, 30 Saves (1-1-0)

2 Games
Nichol: 1 Assist Read more»

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