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Markus Näslund
Markus Näslund

Markus Näslund (born July 30, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks. Markus Näslund Template:Pd-user File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Markus Näslund Template:Pd-user File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Örnsköldsvik (pronounced Orn-pholds-vik) is a city and a 6,418. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...

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Playing Career

Näslund had played 9 seasons for the Vancouver Canucks as of 2004. The Pittsburgh Penguins originally drafted Naslund in the first round, 16th overall, in 1991. He was acquired in exchange for Alek Stojanov on March 20, 1996. Näslund's first two complete seasons with the Canucks were largely uneventful, and he was not a favorite of coach Mike Keenan. At the start of the 1997-98 season, Keenan scratched a healthy Näslund. As a result, the winger asked the team to trade him. The request was denied. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alek Stojanov is a former National Hockey League player who played for the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins who is best known for being involved in a trade sending Markus Näslund to the Vancouver Canucks (which many people call one of the most lopsided trades in the history of... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Mike Keenan (born October 21, 1949 in Whitby, Ontario) is the current General Manager of the Florida Panthers. ...


The following season, Näslund surprised many by leading the Canucks in scoring during a period of rebuilding for the franchise. His 36 goals and 66 points were vast improvements over the 14 goals and 34 points from the previous season, and would serve as the starting point for Näslund's ascent to NHL stardom. His breakthrough season would arrive in 2000-01 when, in a press conference at the Canucks' training camp held that year in Sweden, he was appointed team captain by general manager Brian Burke. Näslund went on set personal highs that season in goals and points, and led the Canucks to their first playoff appearance since 1996. His 41-goal, 75-point campaign would be cut short late in the season, however, by a broken leg, and an already injury-decimated Canucks team would fail to make any headway in the post-season, losing their best-of-seven series against the Colorado Avalanche in 4 straight games. Brian Burke (born in Providence, Rhode Island) is an executive in the National Hockey League. ...

Näslund returned from his injury the following season, breaking his personal record with a 90-point season which included 40 goals. This season also marked the emergence of new linemate Todd Bertuzzi. Once centreman Brendan Morrison became the normal third member of Näslund and Bertuzzi's forward line in 2002-03, the usual Vancouver top line was established, and was dubbed the West Coast Express (Ice Hockey) (named after Vancouver's commuter rail service of the same name). The line earned the Canucks a great deal of attention, and Näslund would finish 2002-03 with career highs of 48 goals and 104 points, to finish second overall in NHL scoring. Vancouver Canucks logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Todd Bertuzzi - #44 Todd Bertuzzi (b. ... Brendan Morrison Brendan Morrison (born August 15, 1975 in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey player in the NHL, playing centre for the Vancouver Canucks. ... The West Coast Express is the name sometimes given to a line of players on the NHLs Vancouver Canucks hockey club. ...


The 2002-03 season, stastically Näslund's best, culminated with him winning the Lester B. Pearson Award, and finishing as first runner-up for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the player deemed most valuable to his team. However, the season also had its share of disappointments for Näslund and his teammates. Fellow countryman Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche edged out Naslund for the overall scoring title with a slim margin of 2 points - finishing with 106 points to Markus' 104. Also, Forsberg's linemate, Milan Hejduk claimed the Rocket Richard Trophy, finishing with 50 goals to Näslund's 48. Adding further to the disappointment of many Naslund fans, the Canucks lost their final game of the regular season to the Los Angeles Kings, and along with it the Northwest Division Championship, which the Avalanche were awarded for an amazing ninth consecutive season. After the game in front of a sellout home crowd, Näslund apologized, going as far as to say that the team 'choked.' Vancouver won it's first round playoff matchup against the St. Louis Blues in 7 games after trailing 3 games to 1. However, the tables would be turned as the Canucks then lost to the Minnesota Wild in the next round, failing to finish off a 3-1 series lead of their own. The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a National Hockey League team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Milan Hejduk (February 14, 1976 in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche. ... The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club in 1999 to be awarded annually to the goal-scoring leader during the National Hockey League regular season. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a National Hockey League team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded: 1967 Arena: Staples Center Former Home Arenas: Long Beach Sports Arena (part of 1967), Los Angeles Sports Arena (part of 1967); The Forum (1967-1999) Uniform colors: Purple, black, and silver Logo design...


Näslund led the Canucks in scoring again in 2003-04, the sixth straight season he has done so, finishing with 35 goals and 84 points. He has inched his way up Vancouver's all-time scoring records, and is one of the most popular players in franchise history.


In 2004-05 he represented his hometown team MODO Hockey of the Swedish Elite League during the NHL labour conflict. His contract with the Canucks expired in 2005, but he re-signed for three more years. MODO Hockey is an ice hockey team in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. ... In Sweden, Elitserien is the name of the highest-level league in various sports. ... The 2004-05 NHL lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Achievements

The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ...

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 MoDo Örnsköldsvik SEL 32 10 9 19 14 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 MoDo Örnsköldsvik SEL 39 22 18 40 54 -- -- -- -- --
1992-93 MoDo Örnsköldsvik SEL 39 22 17 39 656 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Cleveland IHL 5 1 6 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Pittsburgh NHL 71 4 7 11 27 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Cleveland IHL 7 3 4 7 6 4 1 3 4 8
1994-95 Pittsburgh NHL 14 2 2 4 2 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Pittsburgh NHL 66 19 33 52 36 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Vancouver NHL 10 3 0 3 6 6 1 2 3 8
1996-97 Vancouver NHL 78 21 20 41 30 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Vancouver NHL 76 14 20 34 56 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Vancouver NHL 80 36 30 66 74 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Vancouver NHL 82 27 38 65 64 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Vancouver NHL 72 41 34 75 58 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Vancouver NHL 81 40 50 90 50 6 1 1 2 2
2002-03 Vancouver NHL 82 48 56 104 52 14 5 9 14 18
2003-04 Vancouver NHL 78 35 49 84 58 7 2 7 9 2
2004-05 MoDo Örnsköldsvik SEL 13 8 9 17 8 6 0 1 1 10
2005-06 Vancouver NHL 45 22 27 49 36 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 835 312 366 678 549 33 9 19 28 30

See also: List of Swedes in sports MODO Hockey is an ice hockey team in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. ... In Sweden, Elitserien is the name of the highest-level league in various sports. ... Cleveland Lumberjacks The Cleveland Lumberjacks moved to Cleveland in 1992 from Muskegon, MI. They were a member of the International Hockey League and were in the Central Divison in the Eastern Conference. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Cleveland Lumberjacks The Cleveland Lumberjacks moved to Cleveland in 1992 from Muskegon, MI. They were a member of the International Hockey League and were in the Central Divison in the Eastern Conference. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... 1998-99 NHL season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1999-00 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo The 2005-06 NHL season is the 88th season (originally the 89th season) of the National Hockey League. ... This is a list of Swedish athletes. ...


International Play

Played for Sweden in:

Year Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 WCH 4 0 3 3 0

The first World Cup of Hockey (WCH), or 1996 World Cup of Hockey, replaced the Canada Cup as the premier championship for professional ice hockey. ... (Redirected from 2002 Winter Olympic Games) The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The 2004 World Cup of Hockey is the second World Cup of Hockey (WCH), an international ice hockey tournament. ... For other hockey World Cups, see World Cup (hockey) for disambiguation The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ...

External link

  • Naslund World - Unofficial fan site about Markus Näslund
Preceded by:
Mark Messier
Vancouver Canucks Captains
2000 –
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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Naslund had his fourth game-winning goal of the season, the 50th of his career, by scoring with 4:14 left as the host Canucks beat Phoenix, 4-3, on Thursday night.
Naslund did not have a point in his previous two games and he did not have a goal in his previous three appearances.
Markus Naslund (516 words)
Markus Naslund was born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden on July 30th, 1973.
Markus Naslund is six feet tall and weights one hundred ninety-five pounds.
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