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Tomas Sandstrom
Tomas Sandstrom
Right Wing
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 4, 1964
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland
Hometown: Fagersta, Sweden
Drafted: NYR / 1982 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (36th overall)
Few athletes are lucky enough to enjoy a moment of triumph while the whole world is watching. Forward Tomas Sandstrom experienced his moment in 1987 at the World Championship in Vienna. There were 90 seconds left to go in the final game between Sweden and the USSR and the Soviets were leading 2-1. Tre Kronor began their final attack. Hakan Loob, to the left of the Soviet goal, grabbed the puck and immediately passed it to Sandstrom in front of the net, who scored. The goal enabled the Swedes to eventually capture the World Championship. Spurred on by their tie with the USSR, Sweden crushed Canada 9ñ0 in the most stinging defeat the Canadians ever suffered at the hands of Tre Kronor, and in the end, Sweden won the gold medal 25 years after their triumph in Colorado Springs.

Sandstrom grew up fast. Born September 4, 1964, in Jakobstad, Finland, he first played for Fagersta AIK, then moved to the famed Brunes. At 20, he won the Olympic bronze at Sarajevo and three years later won the world gold in Vienna. He was also on the national team when it reached second place at the Canada Cup in 1984 and third place at the 1991 Canada Cup. His record is impressive. Sandstrom spent 15 seasons with the NHL, nearly matching the Swedish record-holder Borje Salming with 17 seasons. Sandstrom played for the Los Angeles Kings, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings. He played alongside the Wings "Russian Five" when they won the Stanley Cup in 1997. He then spent two years with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. At 35, in the fall of 1999, Sandstrom returned to Sweden so his children could be educated there. But he did not quit playing hockey. He joined Malmo, a team known for their tough and speedy style of play. At 6' 2" and 207 pounds, Sandstrom had no trouble meeting the demands of Malmo's coach. He adapted in no time and by February 2000 he had scored 16 goals and made 12 assists.

The Tre Kronor coaches invited the veteran to play in the Swedish nationals again. Sandstrom had previously played 73 games on the national team and scored 20 goals. At the finals, which proved unsuccessful for Tre Kronor, he added four games and two goals to his personal scorecard.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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