Ulf Samuelsson (left) was part of one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history, when the Whalers traded the stalwart defenseman, team captain and fan favorite Ron Francis, and Grant Jennings to Pittsburgh for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski. Samuelsson was an integral part of Pittsburgh's '91 Cup run where he scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the '91 finals. Whalers fans remember Samuelsson for his dedication and toughness, although opposing fans might have seen him differently .
RICHARD MEI / COURANT FILE PHOTO
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times