Peter Andersson (ice hockey b. 1962)

Peter Andersson ( born March 2, 1962 in Sundsvall ) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player and current coach, who played in his playing days from 1978 to 1995 among others for the Washington Capitals and Nordiques de Québec in the National Hockey League.

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Peter Andersson began his career as a hockey player with the Timrå IK, for the first team, he was active in the then still second-class Division 1 1978-1980. He was then selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1980 in the ninth round as a total 173 players from the Washington Capitals. First, however, the defenders remained in his native Sweden and played from 1980 to 1983 for the IF Björklöven in the Elitserien, with whom he 82 was runner-up in the season 1981 /. In the summer of 1983 he was ordered by the Washington Capitals to North America and played in the next three years for the Capitals in the National Hockey League, where he, in the 1984/85 season in parallel in the American Hockey League for their farm team, the Binghamton Senators was used. On 10 March 1986, the Links shooter was transferred in exchange for a third- round option for the NHL Entry Draft in 1986 the Nordiques de Québec. By the end of the 1985/86 season he was in 14 games for the Nordiques in the NHL on the ice. He scored a goal and had nine assists.

From 1986 to 1989 Andersson stood by his former club IF Björklöven in the Swedish Elitserien under contract. With his team, he won in the 1986/87 season the first national championship before he again runner-up with Björklöven was the following year. The 1989/90 season spent the two -time Olympian in the Swiss National League A, in which he ran aground first for the EV train and then for the EHC Kloten. Last played the Swede from 1990 to 1995 at the IF Björklöven who was staying in the meantime in the Division 1. Although he succeeded with the team in the season 1992/93, the rise in the Elitserien, however, he could not prevent the immediate re descent. Following the 1994/95 season, he ended his active career at the age of 33 years.

From 2006 to 2008 Andersson was assistant coach of the U20 Juniors of IF Björklöven in the junior league SuperElit. He then spent two years as an assistant coach for the senior team of the IF Björklöven in HockeyAllsvenskan. Between 2011 and 2013 he managed the professional team of MODO Hockey assistant coach. He was then working as an assistant coach with the SCL Tigers.


For Sweden, Andersson took at junior level at the U18 European Junior Championships in 1980 and the U20 World Junior Championships in 1981 and 1982 in part. In the senior level, he stood in the squad of his country at the World Championships in 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991, in the years 1984, 1987 and 1991 at the Canada Cup, as well as at the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary in 1988 and 1992 in Albertville.

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