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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 152 overall by Quebec Nordiques
May 21, 1964
Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Stockholm Djurgarden (Sweden)
Hometown: Enebyberg, Sweden
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Sweden Championship: 1983 (Stockholm Djurgarden)
Championships: 1983 (fourth place)
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1982 NHL draft despite being eligible.
| Debut: October 8, 1987 (Quebec at Hartford)|
28 (Quebec); 26, 6
(New Jersey); 5 (Calgary)
Stanley Cup: 1995, 2003. Playing Status:
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Quebec, N.J., Calg.||952
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||New Jersey, Calgary||81
AWARDS AND HONORS
New Jersey Delano Award (Unsung Hero): 1995
Miscellaneous: Scored goal in his first NHL game. The goal, at 5:21 of the
first period, beat Hartford goaltender Mike Liut to give Quebec a 1-0 lead
in an eventual 5-1 win. The goal was also Quebec's first of the 1987-88
season. ... Paired with Tom Kurvers on defense for New Jersey in 1988-89.
... Missed parts of 1988-89 season with strained back, an injury suffered
during New Jersey's March 11, 1989, game at N.Y. Islanders, and with the
flu, an illness contracted in late March 1989. ... Missed parts of 1989-90
season with the flu, an illness contracted in January 1990, and with sack
injury, suffered during New Jersey's Jan. 30, 1990, game at Los Angeles. ...
Missed part of 1989-90 season with strained right knee, an injury suffered
during New Jersey's March 2, 1990, game vs. Pittsburgh. ... Switched from
No. 26 to No. 6 for New Jersey prior to 1990-91 season so that Peter Stastny
could wear No. 26. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with pulled groin, an
injury suffered during New Jersey's Nov. 20, 1992, game vs. Pittsburgh. ...
Played left wing for New Jersey for parts of 1992-93 season and entire 1993
playoffs. ... Missed start of 1993-94 season with urinary-tract infection,
an illness diagnosed in September 1993. He did not return to action until he
was assigned to a conditioning stint at Albany on Oct. 22, 1993. He did not
make his 1993-94 NHL regular-season debut until New Jersey's Oct. 31, 1993,
game vs. N.Y. Rangers at Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Played left wing in New
Jersey's May 3, 1995, game at Buffalo. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season
with bruised thigh, an injury suffered during New Jersey's Dec. 16, 1995,
game vs. Buffalo. He did not return to action until New Jersey's Jan. 3,
1996, game at Colorado. ... Missed parts of 1996-97 season with strained
groin, an injury suffered during Calgary's Nov. 9, 1996, game vs. St. Louis,
and re-aggravated during Calgary's Nov. 23, 1996, game at Edminton. ...
Missed part of 1996-97 season with strained abdominal muscle, an injury
suffered during Calgary's Dec. 7, 1996, game at Boston. He did not return to
action until Calgary's Dec. 20, 1996, game at Anaheim. ... Missed parts of
1997-98 season with pulled groin, an injury suffered during Calgary's Nov.
27, 1997, game vs. Chicago and re-aggravated during Calgary's Dec. 9, 1997,
game at N.Y. Islanders, and with rib injury, suffered during Calgary's Jan.
31, 1998, game vs. New Jersey. ... Missed part of 1998-99 season with
strained groin, an injury suffered during Calgary's Nov. 19, 1998, game at
Montreal. He did not return to action until Calgary's Dec. 5, 1998, game vs.
Phoenix. ... Missed remainder of 1999-00 season with shoulder injury,
suffered during Calgary's Jan. 6, 2000, game at Chicago. ... Missed part of
2000-01 season with concussion, an injury suffered during Calgary's Oct. 27,
2000, game at Minnesota. He did not return to action until Calgary's Nov.
10, 2000, game at Florida. ... Signed with New Jersey as a Group III unrestricted free agent on
July 5, 2001. ... Played right wing for New Jersey during Devils' Jan. 7,
2002, game vs. Los Angeles. ... Failed to make New Jersey roster out of
training camp in October 2002 and opened season in Albany (AHL) before his
recall to New Jersey on Oct. 23, 2002. ... Missed part of 2002-03
season with the flu, an illness diagnosed in March 2003. ... Retired for the
first time on July 29, 2004. ... Came out of retirement to sign with New
Jersey at age 40 on Dec. 20, 2005.
Stockholm Djurgarden (Sweden); Halifax (AHL); Utica (AHL); Albany (AHL)|
Canada Cup: 1987 (third place), 1991 (fourth place)
World Cup of Hockey: 1996
World Championships: 1985 (sixth place), 1986
(silver medal), 1987 (gold medal), 1989 (fourth place), 1997 (silver medal)
World Junior Championships: 1984
AWARDS AND HONORS
Sweden World All-Star Team: 1986-87 (Stockholm Djugrarden), 1996-97
Broadcasting Career: Worked as color commentator for Swedish TV
station during 2001 Stanley Cup Finals.
Miscellaneous: Wore No. 3
throughout his Swedish playing career. ... Has his own official website at
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Quebec traded Albelin to New Jersey for future considerations (1989
fourth-round pick -- Niclas
Andersson) on December 12, 1988.||
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