Tomas Sandström

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Tomas Sandström
Tomas Sandstöm.JPG
Born (1964-09-04) September 4, 1964 (age 50)
Jakobstad, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers (19841990)
Los Angeles Kings (19901994)
Pittsburgh Penguins (19941997)
Detroit Red Wings (1997)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (19971999)
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1982
New York Rangers
Playing career 1982–2002

Tomas Sandström (born September 4, 1964) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1984 to 1999. Sandstöm grew up in Fagersta, Sweden.

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Bronze 1984 Sarajevo Ice hockey

Playing career[edit]

Sandström was selected 36th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. Sandstöm played 983 career NHL games, scoring 394 goals and 462 assists for 856 points, and also registered 1,193 career penalty minutes. Sandstöm won the Stanley Cup in 1997 with the Detroit Red Wings, assisting on Darren McCarty's game winning goal in Game 4 of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

A skilled power forward, he was effective when healthy but his career was marred by injuries due to his physical style of play.

After being acquired by the Wayne Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings in a January 1990 trade for former 70 goal scorer Bernie Nicholls, Sandström formed a deadly one-two punch with Gretzky over the next three seasons. Sandström's time with the Kings, however, was marred by several serious injuries that included a 1990 fight that left him with a scratched cornea and broken cheekbone and a broken leg in the 1991 Smythe Division Finals.

Sandström was a key component of the Kings' run to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, after missing most of the regular season with a broken jaw. Sandström finished third in playoff scoring after Gretzky and Toronto's Doug Gilmour.

Today, Sandström works as a firefighter in Skanör, Sweden.

Transactions[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • All-Star Selection, Forward, 1983 IIHF world junior hockey championships[1]
  • Named to the 1985 NHL All-Rookie Team.
  • Ranked No. 70 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Sandstrom also holds the distinction of being one of the only wingers to play with both Mario Lemieux (while in Pittsburgh) and Wayne Gretzky (while in LA).[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 New York Rangers NHL 74 29 30 59 51 3 0 2 2 0
1985–86 New York Rangers NHL 73 25 29 54 109 16 4 6 10 20
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 64 40 34 74 60 6 1 2 3 20
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 69 28 40 68 95
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 79 32 56 88 148 4 3 2 5 12
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 48 19 19 38 100
1989–90 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 13 20 33 28 10 5 4 9 19
1990–91 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 45 44 89 106 10 4 4 8 14
1991–92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 17 22 39 70 6 0 3 3 8
1992–93 Los Angeles Kings NHL 39 25 27 52 57 24 8 17 25 12
1993–94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 51 17 24 41 59
1993–94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 27 6 11 17 24 6 0 0 0 4
1994–95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 21 23 44 42 12 3 3 6 16
1994–95 Malmö IF SEL 12 10 5 15 14
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 35 35 70 69 18 4 2 6 30
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 40 9 15 24 33
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 9 9 18 36 20 0 4 4 24
1997–98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 77 9 8 17 64
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 58 15 17 32 42 4 0 0 0 4
1999–00 Malmö IF SEL 42 16 13 29 28
2000–01 Malmö IF SEL 50 17 9 26 90 8 3 3 6 60
2001–02 Malmö IF SEL 37 8 7 15 40 5 0 1 1 6
NHL totals 983 394 463 857 1193 139 32 49 81 183

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.515, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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