One of a few players from down East during the 1960s to make the NHL, Anderson learned his skills in Moncton until transferring to college in the U.S.
He attended Boston University from 1969 to 1972 at a time when nary a scout darkened the arena of any American college, and sure enough he went undrafted.
Nevertheless, his scoring abilities in Boston were noticed by the Boston Bruins who signed him as a free agent. He remained in Boston and played for the Braves for two years, scoring 41 goals in 1972-73, though the Bruins never used him in a game.
The Bruins lost him to the Washington Capitals in the Expansion Draft of 1974, but he played only half a year with the team. He missed much of the following season with a serious knee injury, and closed out his career by playing two years in Europe, first for Austria in 1976-77 and then Germany the next year, his last.