Tomas Sandstrom
Tomas Sandstrom.jpg
Born September 4, 1964 (1964-09-04) (age 54)
Jacobstad, FIN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
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)
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.svg 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. He grew up in Fagersta, Sweden.

Sandström was selected 36th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. He played 983 career NHL games, scoring 394 goals and 462 assists for 856 points. He also registered 1,193 career penalty minutes. He won a Stanley Cup in 1997 with the Detroit Red Wings.

A power forward, he was effective when healthy but his career was marred by injuries due to his physical style of play, particularly after a 1988 fight that left him with a scratched cornea and broken cheekbone.

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 Wayne Gretzky and Doug Gilmour.

Today, Thomas works as a firefighter in Malmö, Sweden



  • 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).

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85New York RangersNHL742930595130220
1985–86New York RangersNHL7325295410916461020
1986–87New York RangersNHL6440347460612320
1987–88New York RangersNHL6928406895
1988–89New York RangersNHL79325688148432512
1989–90New York RangersNHL48191938100
1989–90Los Angeles KingsNHL28132033281054919
1990–91Los Angeles KingsNHL684544891061044814
1991–92Los Angeles KingsNHL491722397060338
1992–93Los Angeles KingsNHL3925275257248172512
1993–94Los Angeles KingsNHL5117244159
1993–94Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL27611172460004
1994–95Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL47212344421233616
1994–95Malmö IFSEL121051514
1995–96Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL58353570691842630
1996–97Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL409152433
1996–97Detroit Red WingsNHL349918362004424
1997–98Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL77981764
1998–99Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL581517324240004
1999–00Malmö IFSEL4216132928
2000–01Malmö IFSEL501792690833660
2001–02Malmö IFSEL3787154050116
NHL totals 983 394 463 857 1193 139 32 49 81 183


  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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