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John Anderson
Johnanderson
Position Right winger
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Dallas Black Hawks (CHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Binghamton Whalers (AHL)
Fort Wayne Komets (IHL)
New Haven Nighthawks (AHL)
San Diego Gulls (IHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 28 1957 (1957-03-28) (age 59),
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1977
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft 14th overall, 1977
Quebec Nordiques
Pro Career 1977 – 1994


John Murray Anderson (born March 28, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian retired ice hockey right winger and currently head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.

He played 12 seasons in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Quebec Nordiques and Hartford Whalers. He joined the Thrashers on June 20, 2008 after 11 seasons coaching the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

Playing careerEdit

Anderson was drafted in the 1st Round, 11th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. He played 814 career NHL games, scoring 282 goals and 349 assists for 631 points from 1977–78 until 1988–89. His best statistical season was the 1982–83 season, when he set career highs with 49 assists and 80 points. Anderson was the captain of his junior team the Toronto Marlboros.

Post-playing careerEdit

Anderson is the Chicago Wolves franchise's all-time coaching leader in wins with 371 and holds the club mark for postseason victories as well with 80. John also lead the Wolves to the Turner Cup/Calder Cup four times in the past eight seasons. His team was crowned league champions in 1997–98, 1999–00 (Turner Cup), 2001–02 and 2007-08 (Calder Cup.

The Chicago Wolves are the AHL affiliate to the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

He also won the Colonial Hockey League title in 1996-97 with the Quad City Mallards

Anderson coached the American gold medal winning team in the 2007 Jewish World Cup hockey tournament in Israel.

On June 20, 2008, Anderson was named as the fourth head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0
1978–79 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 71 15 11 26 10 6 0 2 2 0
1979–80 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 25 28 53 22 3 1 1 2 0
1980–81 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 17 26 43 31 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 31 26 57 30
1982–83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 31 49 80 24 4 2 4 6 0
1983–84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 73 37 31 68 22
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 75 32 31 63 27
1985–86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 65 21 28 49 26
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 14 8 17 25 2 10 5 8 13 0
1986–87 Hartford Whalers NHL 76 31 44 75 19 6 1 2 3 0
1987–88 Hartford Whalers NHL 63 17 32 49 20
1988–89 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 16 24 40 28 4 0 1 1 2
1989–90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1989–90 Milan Italy Statistics unavailable
1990–91 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 63 40 43 83 24 1 3 0 3 0
1991–92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 68 41 54 95 24 4 0 4 4 0
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 65 34 46 80 18 11 5 6 11 4
1993–94 San Diego Gulls IHL 72 24 24 48 32 4 1 1 2 8
NHL totals 814 282 349 631 263 37 9 18 27 2
AHL totals 71 42 55 97 24 4 0 4 4 0
IHL totals 200 98 113 211 74 16 9 7 16 12

NHL coaching statisticsEdit

Team Year Regular season Playoffs
G W L OTL Pts Division Rank Result
ATL2008–09 8235416764th in SoutheastMissed playoffs


International playEdit

Anderson played for Canada at the 1977 International Ice Hockey Federation World U-20 Championship.

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