Anders Lee





Anders Lee, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 227

Born: 1990-07-03

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Drafted: 2009 by New York Islanders, 152nd Overall









May 2015 – After having to deal with the numbers game to start the season, for some reason, Lee played extremely well in the top six for the Islanders. His 25 goals were second on the Islanders and he placed second in shots on goal as well. Aside from a bizarre scrathing for the final two games of the playoffs, Lee should be a top six fixture for the Islanders and a big body in front of the net on their power play. Pat Quinn


March 2015 –  Have you heard of Anders Lee YET? Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! This kid is the essence of what is fueling Isles fans to think weird foreign phrases like, ‘Cup Contenders’. Since January 10, 2015 Lee has suited up for 27 games. During that time he has scored 13 goals, added 11 assists and now resides next door (LW) to team phenom, John Tavares. The expiry on this guy’s prospect status is quickly running out with stardom right around the corner. Lee is a must own in any keeper and quickly becoming a household name. Brad Wilson


October 22 2014 – Lee is expected to be called up by the Islanders in time for their game Thursday against the Bruins. In fact according to Newsday it is looking like he will play with Nelson and Strome essentially re-uniting the line that tore up the AHL early last season. Brad Wilson


October 2014 – Lee will be starting the year in the AHL it seems. This is a surprise even with the numbers crunch on the big club. Expect the Isles to make a move to get their budding power forward a spot in the show. After-all they couldn’t possibly mishandle a decent prospect. Brad Wilson


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September 2014 – Lee all but has a lock on the left side of John Tavares. With Nelson moving back to center it leaves the door wide open for Lee to take the next step to becoming a top end power forward in the NHL. Brad Wilson


July 2014 – Anders Lee signed a one year $850,500 contract. Should he be demoted to the Sound Tigers, Lee would make $67,500. Brad Wilson


May 2014 – Lee finished the season with an impressive 14 points including nine goals in 22 NHL games. He also racked up 44 points and 22 goals in 54 games for Bridgeport of the AHL before joining the parent Islanders. Lee should be an Islander going forward as he is more than ready for full time duty. The Isles will need to get him under contract though as the rookie is an RFA in July. Brad Wilson


March 2014 – General Lee continues to roll as he now has 10 points including six goals in 10 games this season. Since the Vanek trade Lee has been seeing time on the top line and is reaping the benefits. He is here to stay. Brad Wilson


March 2014 – Lee has been one of the bright spots for the Islanders in an otherwise disappointing season. Lee now has four goals and an assist in six games this year. That brings his career total to five goals and seven points in eight career NHL games. The big winger has seemed to make the transition to the bigs seamlessly. Brad Wilson


March 2014 – Lee is steadily making a name for himself in the bigs. In the Isles 6-1 loss to New Jersey, he finished second on the team in hits with six and fired a team high three shots on net. That was in 12:05 of ice time. You have to wonder what he could do with second line minutes. Brad Wilson


February 2014 – Anders Lee had one heck of a debut for the 2014 Islanders. The rookie, twice brought his team back to tie the game and finished with two goals and a plus-1 in a big 5-4 win without John Tavares. This gives Lee three goals in three career NHL games. The one troubling spot for the youngster may be an apparent lack of confidence from his coach. Lee saw only 16 shifts for 12:21 of ice time with 2:53 of that on the power play. This means, despite playing a strong, effective game on both sides of the puck, Lee saw only 9:27 of ice during regular strength. That works out to nearly a full seven minutes less that an (at times) disinterested looking Vanek, who logged the same shot total of four, while posting a minus-2. Brad Wilson



February 2014 – Lee will get his shot in an Islanders jersey a little sooner this season than he did last. He has been called up along with line-mates Strome and Halmo. He was in a familiar spot on Strome`s left wing in his first practice as the duo combined with McDonald to make up the third line. Familiarity with his center should help his transition to the faster game. It was only a matter of time before he was in the NHL as Lee has been lighting it up for Bridgeport. At the time of his call-up he was leading the team in scoring and ranked second among AHL rookies in goals. Brad Wilson


January 2014 – Lee continues to roll along on the Sound Tigers top line. He now has 34 points in 45 games and ranks second in team scoring only to Ryan Strome. Lee is developing into a solid option on left wing. Brad Wilson


November 2013 – Lee is flanking Strome on the Sound Tigers top line as he continues to work through his contract year. The team got off to a slow start, registering just one win in their first seven games. They have been making some headway of late as their top guys start to round into form. As of this writing, Lee has put up eight points in the last seven games to total 11 on the year and sits second in team scoring. Brad Wilson


October 2013 – Lee has been sent down to the Sound Tigers. He earned plenty of ice time on the left wing during the pre-season but was unable to make a large enough impact to crack the NHL roster. Brad Wilson


August 2013 – Lee is a power forward with size. He has shown a knack for finishing in the dirty areas and shows a quick and accurate wrist shot. In 125 CCHA games for Notre Dame, Lee had 61 goals and 116 points. He signed a 2yr 900k entry level deal with the Islanders in April and played two games for NY logging 1 goal and 1 assist with a minus 3. Lee scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot in his first NHL game. Lee excelled as the Captain of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was an All American this past season and is showing a desire to make the jump to the next level. The Islanders moved Lee to LW in a fourth-line role for his short two game audition back in April. Brad Wilson


February 2012 – Lee is a big-bodied power forward willing to go into high traffic areas of the ice, and has good hands to finish the play. He averaged a point per game as a freshman at Notre Dame last year, and is very close to that mark again this season (30 points in 32 games). Lee is an excellent athlete who was a highly touted quarterback in high school. Rich Dillon


Fantasy Outlook: B+


Lee is adapting to the pro game quickly, and with his combination of size and hands he is in the running as a future John Tavares linemate.




Lee 2012/2013 highlights including first NHL goal:





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