Joey Anderson

by Kevin Wickersham on August 11, 2017

Joey Anderson, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 192

Born: 1998-06-19

Hometown: Roseville, MN

Drafted: 73rd overall in the third round of the 2016 draft

 

Observations:

August 2017 – Anderson was turning some heads during the World Junior Summer Showcase. Even though he was quiet for a majority of the tournament, he put on a show in the last game against Canada. Anderson proved himself against some of the top players of his age group by netting a hat trick and adding an assist in USA’s 7-5 win over Canada. The Devils would like to get Anderson under contract as soon as possible, but for now the young forward is getting ready for what should be a dominant season at   The University of Minnesota Duluth.  Grant Frey

 

April 2017 – Anderson was a key player for Minnesota-Duluth in 2016-17 totaling 12 goals and 25 assists in 39 games during his freshman campaign. While his squad eventually dropped the Frozen Four title game to the University of Denver, Anderson tied for second in scoring among Bulldogs including two goals and five assists in his four Frozen Four contests, and had an assist on their only goal in the finale. Kevin Wickersham

 

March 2017 – Anderson was recently named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Rookie Team, which includes Avalanche top prospect and University of North Dakota standout Tyson Jost. Anderson finished the regular season third among NCHC freshmen in scoring with 25 points, leading all first year NCHC players in assists with 18 in 33 games. Anderson's Bulldogs will face Western Michigan University in their NCHC Frozen Final Tournament semi-final game March 17. Kevin Wickersham

 

December 2016 – Playing with top-ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth, the 18-year-old Anderson has six goals and 11 assists in 17 games. Anderson garnered increased attention last spring at the IIHF U18 championship as a bronze-medal-winning linemate of Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows, showcasing his upper-body strength with quick, hard shots requiring little space on the ice. His sharp positioning and penchant for making the smart pass solidified his stock in scouts’ eyes.

Known for his competitive nature and grit when battling for the puck on either end of the ice, Anderson has the makings of a small but tough, hard-working, bottom-six winger at the NHL level. While not known as a particularly fast skater, Anderson profiles as a hard-working, intelligent winger with a rifle shot and creative passing ability that creates high-percentage scoring opportunities. Kevin Wickersham

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Shows promise as a supporting winger with good instincts who can do a bit of everything.


 

Footage:

Highlights include Anderson's goals, assists, and many shots during the 2016 IIHF U18 Championship in Grand Forks, ND:


 

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