Anders Lee debuted in his first NHL game on April 22, 2013 due to an injury on the Islanders. In that game he scored his first NHL goal. The next game he registered an assist before being sent back down.
After not making the team in the beginning of 2013-2014 season he got his chance halfway through the season due to a season ending injury to Islanders captain John Tavares during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Islanders recalled Ryan Strome, Mike Halmo, and Anders Lee up to the NHL because of the injury. In that game back he scored two goals in a 5-4 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Anders Lee once again showed the NHL how natural scoring comes to him. In 22 games Lee generated nine goal and five assists for a total of 14 points.
Despite these impressive numbers, the New York Islanders started off the season without the 24-year-old on the roster. After Colin McDonald was placed on waivers Lee was called up to the NHL.
At that point the Islanders were on fire. They had six games behind them and they only dropped two of them for a 4-2-0 record. Despite Anders Lee scoring both times when called up he was held off the score sheet completely in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
With no time to waste he got right back at it in the next game as he deflected a Thomas Hickey wrist shot into the back of the net for his goal of the season in only his second game.
He has made his presence known in the NHL as the big guy in front of the net. His ability to deflect shots and shoot pucks is incredible. Lee has 13 goals and five assists in 43 games this year for a total of 18 points.
I could continue to describe each goal, but I will leave you with two things. You can’t spell Islanders without Anders and a video I made of all his goals this year.