September 4, 1964 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers (1984–1990)
Los Angeles Kings (1990–1994)
Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–1997)
Detroit Red Wings (1997)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–1999)
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 1982
New York Rangers
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|
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.
- June 7, 1982 - New York Rangers' 2nd round draft choice (36th overall) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.
- January 20, 1990 - Traded by the New York Rangers, along with Tony Granato, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Bernie Nicholls.
- February 16, 1994 - Traded by the Los Angeles Kings, along with Shawn McEachern, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Marty McSorley and Jim Paek.
- January 27, 1997 - Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Greg Johnson.
- October 20, 1997 - Signed as a free agent with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
- All-Star Selection, Forward, 1983 IIHF world junior hockey championships
- 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).
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
- Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.515, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6