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RW Anders Kallur

4x Stanley Cup Champion
3x Top 10 SHG(1, 3, 10)
27th in Goals, 1981
Golden Puck Winner for Best Swedish Player in the World, 1979
1st in SEL in Goals, 1975
Swedish World All Star Team, 1979
3rd in SHG during career(behind Gretzky, Goring)
1st in Playoff SHG from 1981-1984
7th in Assists in NHL playoffs, 82-83
7th in Selke voting, 1980

SH TOI/G Ranks On Team(min. 50 games): 2*, 1, 5**, 2*, 3***, 4****

*Behind Bob Bourne
**Behind Bob Bourne, Trottier, Goring, and undrafted
***Behind Bob Bourne, and Butch Goring
****Behind Trottier, Brent Sutter, and undrafted

Anders Kallur was a gifted offensive producer in his native Sweden before becoming a pat of the New York Islanders' Stanley Cup dynasty in the early 1980s. He played only six years in the NHL but had four Stanley Cup rings and 211 career points to show for his work. His strength as a player rested with his blazing speed, quick lateral movement, and vast array of fakes and moves while in motion.

Kallur's timing couldn't have been better as he joined the Isles' as they began a run of four consecutive Stanley Cup titles. Things started slowly for the Swede as he missed most of his first NHL training camp with a groin injury. He was sent to the CHL's Indianapolis Checkers for two conditioning games then returned to Long Island where he worked on a checking line with Bob Bourne and Wayne Merrick as well as a more potent unit with Bryan Trottier and John Tonelli.

His offense and composure under pressure helped him fit in well with one of the NHL's elite clubs. He recorded 22 and 36 goals in his first two NHL seasons then settled into a more specialized checking role since New York had Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, and Duane Sutter to supply offense from the right side. During the team's drive to a fourth Cup in 1983, Kallur's playmaking was crucial as he recorded 12 assists in 20 post-season contests. The "drive for five" fell short in the 1984 finals versus Edmonton. Kallur played one more season before retiring in 1985.

steady checkers like Bob Nystrom and clever scorers like Anders Kallur, the Islanders simply have no weaknesses.

I think of the speed of Bobby Bourne, xxx, and Anders Kallur.

Still looking to get deeper up the middle, Torrey signed a versatile two-way forward in Anders Kallur, who had been a top player in his native Sweden.

Anders Kallur, an unsung forward who scored as many as 36 goals in one Islander season during the championship run...

Coach Arbour's most important decision will be where to play the swift Swede, who missed the playoffs because of an injury. Kallur is usually a right wing, but...

They won four straight Stanley Cups, beginning in 1980, with some talented Scandinavians, like Tomas Jonsson, Stefan Persson, Anders Kallur and xxx, playing important roles.

Forwards Bob Bourne, Butch Goring, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, and Anders Kallur made up a potent offense.

Kallur and the Islanders were the best Tuesday night. The native of Ludvika, Sweden, scored a shorthanded goal and set up a tally by Bryan Trottier in lifting New York to a 4-1 victory.

It was Kallur and the Islanders who did the pushing, pressuring Montreal into rushed plays and forcing a number of giveaways.

With Bourne sidelined, versatile forward Anders Kallur suited up. Kallur, a five year veteran but a part timer this season, killed penalties, saw duty on power plays, won the second game against the Capitals with an overtime goal and scored a go ahead goal while the Islanders were shorthanded in Game 5.

"And Andy Kallur? What can you say? Mr. Superstar as far as I'm concerned, I thought he won the game(Wednesday). The guy has played unbelievable since he came in.

And defensive specialist Anders Kallur connected ...

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