2010-11: Josh Anderson played in five games with the Burlington Cougars in the Ontario Junior Hockey League – spending the bulk of the season with the Burlington Eagles Midget AAA team. In five games with the Cougars, including one playoff game, he had 2 assists.
2011-12: Anderson was signed as a free agent by the OHL's London Knights. In his first season he skated in 64 games and scored 12 goals with 10 assists and was plus-17 with 34 penalty minutes. The Knights finished with the OHL's best record in the regular season and reached the playoff finals. In the first 16 playoff games Anderson scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was plus-three with 4 penalty minutes. Anderson was among the 105 players invited to the NHL Combine prior to the 2012 NHL Draft and was ranked 57th amongst North American Skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings (up from 161st at mid-season).
Anderson has so far shown the drive and determination to turn himself into an NHL-caliber player. Anderson has the size to eventually become a power forward at the NHL level, but he isn't simply a big body as there is also some skill in his game to go along with his solid frame. Anderson isn't afraid to go into the corners to battle for the puck and has the size to often win those battles. He also has bloodlines on his side as he is related to Frank and Peter Mahovlich, two NHL stars from the 60's and 70's.
Anderson still has at least two more seasons with in the OHL before he can even think about playing professionally. If he can improve his speed, he could be even more dangerous in the slot. He has good size and will work in Columbus’ gritty style of play, but will be no more than a role player throughout his career.