Brother of Niklas
Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, June 29, 1992. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Sandy McCarthy for Colin Forbes and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Michal Lanicek) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 20, 1999. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia with Carolina's 5th round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in 2000 Entry Draft for Gino Odjick, February 15, 2000.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday