Josh Anderson - Photo Courtesy of ca.sports.yahoo.com

 

Josh Anderson, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 207

Born: 1994-05-07

Hometown: Burlington, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2012 by Columbus, 95th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 – Anderson continues to improve in his third season with the London Knights of the OHL. After putting up 49 points in 68 games last season, Anderson was able to rack up 51 points in just 59 games. He was a plus-31 with 81 PIMs. Anderson also contributed nine points in as many playoff games this year. At the World Junior Championships, he put up one assist in seven contests.  Chris Bagwell

 

December 2013 - The Columbus Blue Jackets will send a pair of Canadian forward prospects to Malmo, Sweden in Josh Anderson and Kerby Rychel as both skaters were named to Team Canada's final roster. Brendan Ross

 

November 2013 – Anderson, who signed his entry-level contract with Columbus on November 5th, brings a trait that has been rather uncommon for Blue Jackets players in years past – winning. He is in his third year suiting up for the London Knights and has already won two OHL championships thus far. Through 15 games, he has a statline of seven goals, eight assists for 15 points, which ranks third on his team in scoring. He also has five power play goals which is first among Knights and he’s not afraid to mix it up, leading his team in penalty minutes (37). Anderson was recently named to the OHL Roster for the 2013 Subway Super Series that occurs in late November. Tim Lucarelli


 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Anderson has steadily fine-tuned his performance in each of his years in the OHL, and he was able to notch an assist in 14 minutes of ice time in his only NHL preseason game this season.  If he can maintain his progression to the NHL level, he will be a great fantasy asset, combining grit and skill.

 

 

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