Mike Krushelnyski learned the fundamentals of the game in his hometown Montreal, which lead to an NHL career of almost 900 games. Drafted by Boston in 1979, he spent two years in the organization before joining full time in 1982-83. He scored 23 goals and 65 points in his rookie season and quickly became regarded as one of the best young players in hockey. He was traded in 84-85 season to the Oilers where he recorded his career highs as well as the Stanley Cup. He even played in the 1985 All-Star Game.
Krushelnyski was part of the biggest trade in NHL history: on August 9, 1988, he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings with Gretzky and Marty McSorley. He played with the Kings before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during 1990-91. He was with Toronto for four seasons before signing for one year with the Detroit Red Wings as a free agent. He finished his career in 1996-97.