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| 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)
|Born|| March 28 1957,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 11th overall, 1977|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|WHA Draft|| 14th overall, 1977|
|Pro Career||1977 – 1994|
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.
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.
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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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 coaching statisticsEdit
|ATL||2008–09||82||35||41||6||76||4th in Southeast||Missed playoffs|
Anderson played for Canada at the 1977 International Ice Hockey Federation World U-20 Championship.
- 1977-78 Max McNab Trophy (leading scorer - Central Hockey League)
- 1991-92 Les Cunningham Award (most valuable player - American Hockey League)
- 1991-92 Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (sportsmanship - American Hockey League)
|Atlanta Thrashers head coaches|
|Fraser • Waddell • Hartley • Waddell • Anderson • Ramsay|
- John Anderson - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
- John Anderson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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