J.P. Anderson
Image: NHL

J.P. Anderson


Toronto Ontario, Canada

Currently Playing In:






Eligible for draft:








Free agent signing, 2010


190 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream

2009-10: J.P. Anderson had good second year in the OHL with Mississauga where he had a record of 23-10-0-1 along with a 2.60 goals against average, an okay .899 save percentage and two shutouts in 36 games. He was named the OHL second team All-star as the goaltender. Anderson and the St. Michael’s Majors lost 4-1 in their third round of the OHL playoffs series against the Barrie Colts. He had a recorded of 4-5 with one shutout, a 2.78 and an excellent .923 save percentage in ten games.

2010-11: The third year goalie had his best season in the OHL with Mississauga where he had a record of 38-10-0-1 along with a 2.36 GAA, a good .911 save percentage and six shutouts in 51 games. Anderson and the St. Michael’s Majors had a deep playoff run where the team lost in overtime of the seven games series in the OHL finals against the Owen Sound Attack. He was the team’s best player with a record of 15-5, a 2.11 GAA, an excellent .920 save percentage and four shutouts in 20 games.

2011-12: Anderson started his fourth season in the OHL with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors where he had a record of 15-11-1-3 along with 3.04 goals against average and a good .910 save percentage in 31 games. On January 6, the netminder was traded to the Sarnia Sting to help the team with their chances in the OHL playoffs. He had a record of 12-12-1-1 with a 3.01 GAA and a solid .905 save percentage in 26 games. Anderson and his Sarnia Sting team lost a hard fought first round OHL playoff series 4-2 against the Saginaw Spirit with three of the games going into overtime. The netminder wasn’t able to elevate his game in the playoffs this season with the Sting, posting a poor 3.71 goals against average but a solid .900 save percentage while facing an average of more than 36 shots per game on an injury-ridden team.

2012-13: Anderson returned to Sarnia as a 20-year-old — playing in 53 regular season games and all four playoff contests for the Sting. He was 26-25-1 with 1 shutout during the season and had a 3.31 goals against and .905 save percentage. The Sting finished third in the West Division and were swept by first-place Plymouth in a first round playoff series. Anderson had a 6.02 goals against and .865 save percentage in the series.


Talent Analysis

Anderson is a proto-typical butterfly goalie who stays very square, tight, solidly upright and is sure of his abilities. The poised netminder has a calm demeanor, mental toughness and is quietly effective while having good rebound control and tracking the puck well in traffic. He has an added advantage by catching with his right hand and is rarely caught over-amplifying his movements or missing angles.



Anderson will be competing in his first professional season as he battles for backup duties in Worcester. He could see starts in the ECHL playing for the bulls if the Sharks would rather he gain more real game experience.


The San Jose Sharks lack bite at the AHL level

by Craig Fischer
Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Chris Tierney is playing intelligent two-way hockey for the Worcester Sharks (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: San Jose Sharks prospect Chris Tierney is playing intelligent two-way hockey for the Worcester Sharks (courtesy of John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)


Despite a big overhaul during the off-season and a mandate for change, the Worcester Sharks continue to struggle with the consistency and scoring issues that have plagued the organization for years.

Read more»

San Jose Sharks have high-end talent but little depth

by Craig Fischer
San Jose Sharks v Nashville Predators

Photo: Freddie Hamilton has NHL-caliber skill, but a poor training camp has relegated him to the AHL for now. (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)


The first few weeks of the the 2014-15 season have provided an early glimpse of what San Jose Shark fans can expect going forward during the youth movement in San Jose. General manager Doug Wilson has not shied away from injecting young, inexperienced players into his roster. Read more»

Prospects expected to bolster San Jose Sharks roster in 2014-15

by Craig Fischer
Photo: Danny O'Regan (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Dan O’Regan’s offensive numbers may benefit greatly from playing with Jack Eichel in 2014-15. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)


The San Jose Sharks have publicly stated that the younger players of the organization are going to start becoming key components of the roster, which means the 2014-15 season will be a fascinating year both in terms of individual prospect’s development and the sheer number of players that should move up to higher levels of play throughout the year.

Read more»

San Jose Sharks minor league prospects looking for more offense in second half of 2013-14

by Craig Fischer

Eriah Hayes - San Jose Sharks

Photo: A free agent signing out of Minnesota State-Mankato, Eriah Hayes made his NHL debut with the San Jose Sharks on January 5th in Chicago (courtesy of Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

The San Jose Sharks have considerable depth at the minor league affiliate level. Quantity does not equal quality though, and while the ranks are brimming in numbers, there is not a lot to be excited for at the halfway point of 2013-14 season.

Read more»

Balanced prospect pool paying dividends for San Jose Sharks

by Craig Fischer

Freddie Hamilton - San Jose Sharks

Photo: Center Freddie Hamilton is just one of the prospects with San Jose’s AHL affiliate in Worcester with the potential to fill a complementary role in the NHL (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)

Last season, San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson spoke adamantly about how the team would be going through a refresh rather than a restart. He would add small doses of youth along the way instead of tearing down his veteran squad for a full-fledged rebuild.

Read more»