Anton Lander

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2015-09-22

Anton Lander, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 194

Born: 1991-04-24

Hometown: Sundsvall, Sweden

Drafted: 2009 by Edmonton, 40th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2015 – Lander potted a shorthanded, game winning goal in the Oilers first pre-season game against the Flames. All signs point to Lander cementing himself on the third or fourth line this season with the potential to be a regular penalty killer. His smarts and good hockey sense are traits that have kept him in the organization this long and he put them to good use in the pre-season debut. The time is now for Lander and he has had an excellent showing in camp thus far. Tyler Thomson

January 2015 – Since the coaching change for the Oilers, Lander has found himself back in the line-up and centering the third line alongside Nail Yakopov. The two have found some chemistry of late and an increase in ice-time. Lander is also getting some second-unit power play time. It may be the last chance for Lander to impress and stick with the big club before the Oilers enter an off-season in which the centre position will surely be addressed. Tyler Thomson

 

December 2014 – After a seven shot, three hit and 9-for-13 showing on face-offs, Lander has been sent back down to Oklahoma City after one game. After visibly outperforming fellow centre Mark Arcobello and Leon Draisaitl sitting in the press box, the Oilers questionably made the decision immediately following the game. This move cements Lander's place in the carousel of bottom-six centres the Oilers freely plug-and-play and is a testament to the minuscule fantasy value he provides. Tyler Thomson

 

December 2014 – Lander has been called up to the Oilers for the first time this season. Oklahoma City's captain and leading point scorer (27 points in 26 games) is looking to stick with the Oilers after impressing with the Barons this season. The move comes as no surprise and it should push Leon Draisaitl and Boyd Gordon to elevate t