Lias Andersson

Height / Weight
5' 11" / 198 lbs
October 13th 1998 (24)
NHL 2017 mock draft
Draft Type Round Pick Team
Projection 1 7

Smart positional strong centre with a high compete level and willingness to throw his body around.Son of Niklas who scored a half a point a game as an NHL pro, he also displays strong offensive skills. High hockey IQ who knows where everybody is and where things are going. A complete player in all phases and zones who leads by example. Stands up for his teammates. Never stops working in the attack zone and more importantly in the defensive zone. Has a hitch in his stride as he is a short choppy strider, but whether it deters his advancement to the higher levels of play will be determined by his overall improvement. And edgy centre who seems to be able to quickly adjust to new linemates and making the better. His stint in the Four Nations tourney in November playing alongside RW Carl Grundström (Toronto draft pick).and LW Elias Pettersson saw them dominate. He scored a couple in the World Junior U-20 also.

--Bill Placzek--

Player ranking
Year Rank
2017 19