Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Sandelin
Defenceman Scott Sandelin played briefly with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars in the 80s and 90s. He was a solid positional player who could also move the puck forward efficiently.

Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sandelin was chosen 40th overall by the Habs after starring with his local high school. He then spent four years at the University of North Dakota and was placed on the WCHA first all-star team in 1986. During this time he also represented the US at the World Junior Championships in 1984 and the World Championships two years later.

During the early stages of his pro career Sandelin played a few games for Montreal was chiefly used by the AHL's Sherbrooke Canadiens. Early in the 1988-89 season he was traded to the Flyers for veteran blueliner J.J. Daigneault. He played a few games for his new team but was acquired to add depth to the Hershey Bears of the AHL. In August 1991, he joined the North Stars as a free agent and but played all but one game in the IHL before retiring at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Hibbing Blue Jackets High-MN 20 5 15 20 30
1982-83 University of North Dakota WCHA 21 0 4 4 10
1983-84 University of North Dakota WCHA 41 4 23 27 24
1983-84 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 10
1984-85 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 4 17 21 30
1985-86 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 7 31 38 38
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 6 0 2 2 2
1985-86 United States WEC-A 10 2 0 2 2
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 74 7 22 29 35 16 2 4 6 2
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 0 1 1 2 0
1987-88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 58 8 14 22 35 4 0 2 2 0
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 12 0 9 9 8
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 39 6 9 15 38 8 2 1 3 4
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 70 4 27 31 38
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 15 0 3 3 0 -3
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 39 3 10 13 21 7 1 2 3 0
1991-92 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1991-92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 49 3 18 21 32 11 1 1 2 2
1992-1993 Fargo-Moorhead Express AmHA
1993-1994 Fargo-Moorhead Jr. Kings MWJHL
1994-2000 University of North Dakota WCHA
NHL Totals 25 0 4 4 2


WCHA First All-Star Team (1986) Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for J.J. Daigneault, November 7, 1988. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 21, 1991.
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