|Born||September 4, 1964|
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
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
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
Transactions[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- 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).
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|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|
References[edit | edit source]
- Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.515, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6