Tom Wandell missed almost the entire 2004-05 season recovering from an ACL injury.
Wandell rebounded nicely in 2005-06. He scored 19 goals and 39 points in 41 games while playing for Sodertalje’s J20 team. Wandell played six games with the men’s team and was scoreless.
2006-07: Wandell was loaned to the Stars Finnish affiliate Ässät Pori where he appeared in 50 games scoring six goals and six assists and a minus-11 rating. He represented Sweden in the U20 Four Nations Tournament where he registered three assists in three games.
2007-08: The Swedish-born forward came to North America for the first time. He appeared in 53 games with Iowa (AHL) and three games with Idaho (ECHL). He scored three goals in three games with the latter. A similar pace was not set at the AHL level however, as Wandell continued to struggle with the translation of his game to the professional level.
2008-09: Wandell played the majority of his games with Timra of the Elisterien. He played 51 games, scoring 15 goals and adding 26 helpers. He also appeared in 7 post season games, chipping in 4 assists. Wandell also made his NHL debut, suiting up in 14 games with the Dallas Stars(NHL). He scored his first goal and added 2 assists in his brief stint with his NHL club.
2009-10: Wandell became a full-time NHL-er, appearing in 50 games. He scored 5 goals and contributed 10 assists to the Dallas Stars(NHL) offence.
Talent AnalysisWandell was an admitted longshot by Dallas brass. He is a flashy offensive forward that has excellent hands. He’s very creative, to the point that you might be able to classify him as adventurous. Seems to be able to dish and put pucks in the net. His skating is above average, he has the ability to get himself out of tight spots. Has been labeled something of an injury prone player. Tends to float around on the ice if the play isn’t to his liking.