Tom Wandell, who is originally from Sodertalje, Sweden, was drafted 146th overall in the fifth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars. He played numerous seasons with Sodertalje in different Swedish hockey leagues up until the end of 2005-06. He spent the following season (2006-07) in Finland playing with Assat. He then signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars and spent most of the 2007-08 season with their AHL team, the Iowa Stars. He also played three games in the ECHL with Idaho Steelheads. He spent most of 2008-09 playing with Timra of the Swedish Elite League, but also played 14 games with the Dallas Stars, including his NHL debut on December 10th against the Phoenix Coyotes. The very next game, on December 12th, he scored his first NHL goal against Ty Conklin of the Detroit Red Wings. During his 14 NHL appearances that season, he recorded 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists) and 4 penalty minutes. However, he has already surpassed all of those totals during the 2009-10 season. In international hockey, he represented Sweden at the 2004 World Under-18 Championships. At 6’1 and around 190 pounds, Wandell is a two-way center who is good on face-offs and is an asset on the penalty kill.