Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Anders Carlsson
Despite playing but briefly over three years with New Jersey, Carlsson's career has survived the test of time like few before him. Prior to and after his NHL days, blighted by a sour relationship with coach Doug Carpenter, Carlsson was a standout in Sweden, both in the Elite league and internationally.

He started his career in 1978 with Brynas, and continues to play in Sweden to this day at age 41. He was drafted by New Jersey in 1986 shortly after playing in that year's World Championships, and agreed to join the Devils in the fall. When he found he wasn't going to play regularly, he returned home to Sweden and has been there ever since.

Additional to his league play in Sweden, Carlsson has played for Tre Kronor at six World Championships, notably two gold medals in 1991 and 1987, and three silver in 1997, 1990 and 1986. He also played in the 1987 Canada Cup, proving to himself and no one else there is plenty of hockey life outside the NHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 1 0 0 0 2
1979-80 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 17 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 36 8 8 16 36
1981-82 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 35 5 5 10 22
1982-83 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 35 18 13 31 26
1983-84 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 35 8 26 34 34
1984-85 Sodertalje SK Sweden 36 20 14 34 18 8 0 3 3 18
1985-86 Sodertalje SK Sweden 36 12 26 38 20 7 2 4 6 0
1985-86 Sweden WEC-A 10 6 6 12 12
1986-87 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 2 18 20 14 -11
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 6 0 6 6 2
1986-87 Sweden WEC-A 10 4 3 7 6
1987-88 Sweden Can-Cup 6 1 0 1 0
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 1 0 1 0 -5 3 1 0 1 2
1987-88 Utica Devils AHL 33 12 22 34 16
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 4 8 12 20 +3
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 7 2 4 6 4
1988-89 Sweden WEC-A 10 2 3 5 8
1989-90 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 12 31 43 29 2 0 2 2 0
1989-90 Sweden WEC-A 8 1 0 1 2
1990-91 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 34 11 24 35 22 2 1 1 2 2
1990-91 Sweden EJC-A 6 1 1 2 6
1991-92 Boras HC Sweden-2 29 33 23 56 32 9 3 3 6 4
1992-93 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 13 18 31 28 10 3 2 5 6
1993-94 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 36 6 11 17 47 7 2 2 4 4
1994-95 Vasteras IK Sweden 39 16 22 38 40 4 1 3 4 4
1995-96 Leksands IF Sweden 36 8 18 26 26 5 2 1 3 4
1996-97 Leksands IF Sweden 50 12 27 39 52 9 1 8 9 12
1996-97 Sweden WC-A 11 1 1 2 6
1997-98 Leksands IF Sweden 41 11 20 31 28 2 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Leksands IF EuroHL 6 1 6 7 8
1998-99 Leksands IF Sweden 48 23 34 57 38 4 1 1 2 2
1998-99 Leksands IF EuroHL 6 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Leksands IF Sweden 48 11 30 41 34
2000-01 Leksands IF Sweden 10 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 104 7 26 33 34 3 1 0 1 2


Swedish World All-Star Team (1986)