Calle Andersson
Image: Malmo Redhawks

Calle Andersson


Limhamn Sweden

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:









4th round (119th overall), 2012


201 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D


2009-10: Calle Andersson played for Malmo’s U18 squad and skated for Skane in the TV-Pucken high school tournament. In 29 games he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-four with 34 penalty minutes. Malmo finished ninth in the ten team Allsvenskan South (U18) and did not make the playoffs. Andersson scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in seven TV-Pucken games.

2010-11: Andersson played for Malmo’s U20 team in the SuperElit league and also skated for the club’s U18 team. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was plus-four with 20 penalty minutes as Malmo finished second in the South Division. In six games in Top 8 play he had no points and was minus-four with 4 penalty minutes. In 21 games with the U18 team he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was minus-15 with 38 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Andersson moved from western to eastern Sweden, playing for Farjestads in the SuperElit (U20) league and represented Sweden at the 2012 U19 World Junior A Challenge and U18 World Junior Championship. Andersson put up big offensive numbers in his first year with Farjestads – scoring 12 goals with 24 assists in 49 games and was plus-five with 56 penalty minutes. In six playoff contests he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was plus-one with 2 penalty minutes. He also played in 11 games for Farjestads U18 (including one playoff game) and scored 3 goals with 7 assists. In four games at the World Junior A Challenge he had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes. In six games for Sweden’s silver medal-winning team at the U18 WJC he had 3 assists and was an even plus/minus. Andersson was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 15th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Andersson skated in 34 SHL games with Farjestad as an 18-year-old and also appeared in nine games for Malmo in Allsvenskan. In limited time with Sweden’s second-place club, he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -3 with 6 penalty minutes; averaging 6:37 minutes of ice time. Farjestad reached the playoff semifinals but Andersson did not appear in any games. In nine games with Malmo he had 2 assists and was +4 with 4 penalty minutes. Andersson was an offensive catalyst for the Farjestad junior team. He scored 11 goals with 16 assists and was an even plus-minus with 14 penalty minutes. In four playoff games he was +4 with 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes. Farjestad defeated Frolunda, 3-1, in the SuperElit league bronze medal game.

2013-14:  Andersson skated for the hometown Malmo Redhawks in Sweden’s second league, Allsvenskan, in his second pro season. He scored 2 goals with 10 assists and was +2 with 10 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games. Malmo finished first in Allsvenskan, missing out on a spot in the SHL after finishing fourth in the six-team Kval Series. Andersson scored 1 goal and had an even plus/minus with no penalties in six Kval Series games. He played ten games for the Redhawks U20 team, including two SuperElite playoff games. Andersson scored 4 goals with 1 assist and was +2 with 10 penalty minutes. The Rangers signed Andersson to a three-year entry-level contract in May 2014. 

2014-15: Andersson spent the season in Switzerland — beginning the year with EV Zug and finishing the season in Lugano  on loan from the Rangers. He scored 6 goals with 14 assists and was -5 with 22 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games between the two teams. Lugano finished third in the National A League regular season, falling to Geneve Servette in a first-round playoff series. Andersson had 3 assists and an even plus/minus with no penalties in six playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

An offensive defenseman who has worked on his skating and his defensive positioning, Andersson has an excellent shot, good power play instincts, and good speed.


In his first North American season, Andersson plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack. He projects to be a third-pairing power play specialist in the NHL.

2015 Prospect Tournaments: Rangers’ Andersson set to run with the WolfPack this season

by Sean Shapiro
Calle Andersson - EV Zug - Champions Hockey League

Photo: New York Rangers defensive prospect Calle Andersson split his time between EV Zug and HC Lugano in the Swiss National League A last season, totaling six goals and 20 points in 48 games (courtesy of Hannu Rissanen/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

Calle Andersson knows there are going to be ups and downs this season.

The New York Rangers prospect is making the move from Europe and it’s larger expansive ice surface, to North America where he’s expected to play with the Hartford WolfPack in the American Hockey League. Read more»

New York Rangers have strong group of prospects in pipeline

by Leslie Treff

Igor Shestyorkin - New York Rangers

Photo: Goaltender Igor Shestyorkin is one of three netminders the New York Rangers have drafted over the last two years. Shestyorkin was a third round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

After being weak for several years at both the goaltending and center positions, the New York Rangers have shored up their organization depth chart and have a fairly strong group of prospects who will vie for NHL spots within the next two to five years.

Read more»

2014-15 Switzerland Prospect Preview: Rod, Merzlikins best of National League A prospects

by Rafik Soliman

Fabrice Herzog - Quebec Remparts

Photo: EV Zug forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Fabrice Herzog spent most of the 2013-14 season with the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)


This past season, Switzerland witnessed a start-to-finish victory by the powerhouse ZSC Lions Zürich with most of the nation’s experts agreeing that the team, coached by former NHL head coach Marc Crawford, will most likely be able to repeat it’s championship run in 2014-15. Read more»

New York Rangers have small, talented group of prospects in NCAA and Europe

by Leslie Treff

Steven Fogarty - New York Rangers

Photo: Forward Steven Fogarty is one of three New York Rangers prospects who played the 2013-14 season in the NCAA. Fogarty was selected by the Rangers in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

The New York Rangers had three prospects playing in the NCAA during the 2013-14 season, as well as three skating in Europe.

Read more»

Skilled group of forwards leads New York Rangers spring Top 20

by Leslie Treff

Anthony Duclair - New York Rangers

Photo: Forward Anthony Duclair had a huge 2013-14 season in the QMJHL, where he managed 50 goals and 49 assists in 59 regular season games. Duclair was selected in the third round of the 2013 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers have had a big turnover in their top prospects over the last few years, as more and more young players have cracked their NHL roster. Chris Kreider, who has been a top prospect since he was drafted in 2009, has graduated after being the franchise's best prospect for the last three years.

Read more»

Related Articles

Win a PlayStation 4 + a copy of NHL 16 from GameRevolution and Hockey's Future! Complete one or more of the action... in Contests on LockerDome