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Markus Naslund
Markus Naslund
Left Wing
Number: 91
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 30, 1973
Birthplace: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Acquired: Traded to Vancouver from Pittsburgh on Mar. 20, 1996 in exchange for Alek Stojanov
Drafted: PIT / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (16th overall)
2008 TRAINING CAMP PROFILE PAGE

2007-08 SEASON:
Appeared in 82 games with the Vancouver Canucks, registering 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points, along with 46 penalty minutes ... Ranked second on the club in goals (25), power play goals (nine) and shots (237) ... Finished third on the team in points (55) and assists (30) ... Posted 14 multiple-point games, including two three-point efforts ... Collected 40 points (18 goals and 22 assists) and a plus-19 rating in Vancouver’s 39 wins ... Surpassed the 50-point mark for the 10th time in 14 NHL seasons ... Passed the 20-goal plateau for the ninth consecutive season ... Tallied 14 points in 13 games during the month of November (seven goals and seven assists) ... Notched the 11th hat trick of his career on Nov. 21 at Minnesota ... Notched his 800th career point on Dec. 27 vs. Calgary ... Skated in his 1,100th career NHL game on Jan. 17 at Detroit.

2006-07 SEASON: Appeared in 82 contests for the Canucks, collecting 24 goals and 36 assists for 60 points, along with 54 penalty minutes ... Eclipsed the 20-goal mark for the eighth consecutive season, tying Stan Smyl’s franchise record for 20-goal seasons ... Tallied a power play goal on Feb. 10 at Atlanta, becoming the franchise leader in power play goals (103) ... Skated in his 900th career NHL game on Dec. 8 vs. Carolina ... Notched his 100th power play goal as a Canuck on Nov. 19 vs. Chicago ... Registered two goals and eight shots on Nov. 17 vs. St. Louis ... Tallied one goal on Oct. 17 at Edmonton to become the all-time franchise goal scoring leader (301) ... Notched a goal and added an assist on Oct. 8 at Colorado ... Also appeared in 12 post-season contests with Vancouver, recording four goals and one assist for five points, along with 16 penalty minutes ... Recorded at least one goal in three consecutive games from Apr. 27 to May 1 (three goals) ... Registered a power play goal on Apr. 29 vs. Anaheim ... Collected one goal and added an assist in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarter Finals on Apr. 11 vs. Dallas.

2005-06 SEASON: Skated in 81 contests with the Canucks, registering 32 goals and 47 assists for 79 points, along with 66 penalty minutes ... Surpassed the 30-goal plateau for the fifth consecutive season and sixth overall in 12 NHL seasons ... Led the club in scoring for the seventh consecutive season with 79 points ... Collected two assists and tallied the game deciding goal in the shootout while skating in his 700th game as a Canuck on Mar. 3 at Chicago ... Registered an eight-game points streak from Nov. 7 to Nov. 24, collecting 12 points (six goals and six assists) over the span ... Recorded two goals, including his 300th career goal on Nov. 7 at Calgary ... Notched a goal while skating in his 800th career NHL game on Oct. 25 at Minnesota ... Notched his 300th assist as a Canuck on Oct. 16 vs. Dallas ... Tallied two goals and added an assist on Oct. 8 at Edmonton.

2003-04 SEASON: Appeared in 78 games with Vancouver, recording 35 goals and 49 assists for 84 points, along with 58 penalty minutes ... Led the league in even-strength goals (30), and ranked fourth in points (84) ... Recorded two points (one goal and one assist) on Mar. 6 at Columbus and, with his goal, tied for second place on the Canuck's all-time goal scoring list ... Tallied an assist in his return to the line-up on Feb. 26 at San Jose after missing three games with a concussion ... Suffered a concussion on Feb. 16 at Colorado ... Named Captain of the Western Conference All-Star Team on Feb. 3 ... Notched two points (one goal and one assist) on Feb. 2 at the NY Rangers and, with the goal, reached the 30-goal plateau for the fifth time in 11 NHL seasons ... Collected two points (one goal and one assist) to capture First Star honors on Jan. 31 at Washington ... Registered four points (two goals and two assists), including his 600th career point on Jan. 21 vs. Tampa Bay ... Named First Star of the game, tallying three points (two goals and one assist) on Jan. 13 at Phoenix ... Recorded his 20th goal of the season and 250th as a Canuck on Jan. 3 at Calgary ... Tallied four goals and a plus-three rating on Dec. 9 vs. Pittsburgh ... Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 30 ... Registered a six-game point streak from Nov. 11 to Nov. 29, collecting 13 points (four goals and nine assists) during the stretch ... Notched two goals, led all skaters with seven shots on goal and posted a plus-three rating on Nov. 25 at Montreal ... Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week for period ending Nov. 9 ... Collected six points in a two-game span from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5 (one goal and five assists) ... Recorded his first goal of the season and 479th point as a Canuck on Oct. 16 at Detroit, moving into fourth place on the franchise's all-time scoring list.

2002-03 SEASON: Skated in 82 contests with Vancouver, registering 48 goals and 56 points for 104 points, along with 52 penalty minutes ... Established career highs in goals (48), assists (56), points (104), power play goals (24), power play assists (30), power play assists (54), and game-winning goals (12) ... Also led the league in power play points (54) and game-winning goals (12), and ranked second in goals (48), points (104) and power play goals (24) ... Awarded the Lester B. Pearson Award, given annually to the league's most outstanding player as voted by his peers ... Also captured his fifth consecutive Cyrus McLean Trophy, fourth Cyclone Taylor Trophy (1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02) and his third consecutive Molson Cup Award ... Surpassed the 40-goal plateau for the third consecutive season ... Eclipsed the 50-assist mark for the second straight season ... Surpassed the 100-point plateau for the first time in 10 NHL seasons ... Tallied 10 points (five goals and five assists) during a six-game points streak from Mar. 20 to Mar. 30 ... Recorded his 55th assist on Mar. 27 vs. Phoenix, making him the first player to reach the 100-point plateau during the season ... Notched his 45th goal on Mar. 25 vs. Dallas ... Recorded six points (one goal and five assists) on Feb. 25 vs. Atlanta; The five assists and six points both established career-highs for a single game ... Named the game's First Star on Feb. 7 at Buffalo after recording two points (one goal and one assist) to claim the NHL scoring lead (70 points) ... Posted a six-game point streak from Jan. 17 to Jan. 28, collecting eight points (four goals and four assists) over the span ... Notched his 500th career NHL points on Jan. 17 at Chicago, registering one goal and one assist ... Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team on Jan. 16 ... Posted a six-game goal scoring streak from Dec. 28 to Jan. 10 (eight goals) ... Also recorded a nine game point streak from Dec. 21 to Jan. 10, tallying 17 points (10 goals and seven assists) during the stretch ... Notched two goals in a 34-second span on Nov. 14 vs. Los Angeles ... Recorded his eighth career hat trick on Oct. 21 at San Jose.

2001-02 SEASON: Appeared in 81 contests with Vancouver, collecting 40 goals and 50 assists for 90 points, along with 50 penalty minutes ... Reached the 40-goal plateau for the second consecutive season ... Eclipsed the 50-assist and 90-point mark for the first time in his career ... His 90 points ranked second in the NHL ... Awarded his second consecutive Molson Cup Award, fourth consecutive Cyrus McLean
Trophy and third Cyclone Taylor Trophy ... Recorded his third hat trick of the season and seventh of his career on Apr. 11 vs. Los Angeles; Each of his three goals were tallied in the game's third period ... Notched two goals on Mar. 16 at Atlanta to eclipse the 30-goal mark for the third time in nine NHL seasons ... Posted an eight-game points streak from Jan. 19 to Feb. 4, registering 14 points (five goals and nine assists) over the span ... Named NHL Player of the Month for January ... Captured NHL Player of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 5 ... Became the first Canuck in franchise history to lead the league in scoring after Jan. 1 ... Notched his second hat trick of the season on Jan. 28 vs. Nashville ... Named to the World All-Star Team for the third time in nine NHL seasons on Jan. 16 ... Recorded his fifth career hat trick and added an assist on Oct. 18 vs. Toronto.

2000-01 SEASON: Skated in 72 games with the Canucks, registering 41 goals and 34 assists for 75 points, along with 58 penalty minutes ... Surpassed the 40-goal plateau for the first time in his career ... Tied for seventh in the NHL in goals (41) ... Captured the Molson Cup Award, his second Most Exciting Player Award (1998-99) and Cyclone Taylor Trophy (1998-99), and his third consecutive Cyrus McLean Trophy ... Suffered a season-ending broken right fibula and tibia bone on Mar. 16 at Buffalo ... Notched two points (one goal and one assist) at the 2001 NHL All-Star Game as a member of the World Team ... Tallied his fourth career hat trick on Jan. 14 at Calgary ... Named Captain on Sept. 15 in Stockholm, Sweden.

1999-00 SEASON: Appeared in all 82 contests with Vancouver, registering 27 goals and 38 assists for 65 points, along with 64 penalty minutes ... Tallied four points (two goals and two assists) on Mar. 16 vs. Buffalo ... Was named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 19, leading all skaters in scoring (three goals and five assists) in three contests ... Won the Cyrus McLean Trophy for the second consecutive season ... Skated in his 400th NHL game on Oct. 15 vs. Carolina ... Tallied his 100th NHL goal on Oct. 2 vs. the NY Rangers (Richter).

1998-99 SEASON: Appeared in 80 contests with Vancouver, recording 36 goals and 30 assists for 66 points, along with 74 penalty minutes ... Recorded his third career hat trick on Dec. 4 vs. Dallas ... Led the Canucks in goals (36), points (66), shots (205), and shooting percentage (17.6%) ... Also tied for fifth in the NHL in power play goals (15) ... Awarded the Cyclone Taylor Trophy, given annually to the Canucks' Most Valuable Player, as well as the Most Exciting Player Award and the Cyrus McLean Trophy, given annually to the leading scorer on the club ... Named to the World All-Star Team for the 1999 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay.

1997-98 SEASON: Skated in 76 games with the Canucks, recording 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points, along with 56 penalty minutes ... Ranked fourth on the team in points (34) and goals (14) ... Appeared in his 300th career NHL game on Mar. 11 vs. Montreal ... Recorded a four-game point streak from Feb. 6 to Feb. 27 (four goals and three asissts) ... Posted a five-game point streak from Nov. 12 to Nov. 22 (one goal and six assists).

1996-97 SEASON: Skated in 78 contests with Vancouver, registering 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points, along with 30 penalty minutes ... Ranked fifth on the club in points (41) and tied for second in game-winning goals (four) ... Recorded nine multiple-point games, including three multiple-goal contests ... Collected his 100th career NHL point on Mar. 13 vs. Florida ... Skated in his 200th career NHL contest on Jan. 27 vs. Los Angeles ... Recorded three points (two goals and one assist) on Oct. 17 at Dallas.

1995-96 SEASON: Appeared in 76 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks, recording 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points, along with 42 penalty minutes ... Skated in 66 games with Pittsburgh, registering 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points, along with 36 penalty minutes ... Skated in 10 games with Vancouver, notching three goals and six penalty minutes ... Ranked second on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-20) ... Tallied a hat trick on Apr. 13 vs. Calgary; His first goal of the contest was also his first goal as a Canuck ... Appeared in his first game as a Canuck on Mar. 22 vs. Dallas ... Also appeared in six post-season games with Vancouver, recording one goal and two assists for three points, along with eight penalty minutes.

1994-95 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games with Pittsburgh, recording two goals and two assists for four points, along with two penalty minutes.

1993-94 SEASON: Appeared in 71 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, notching four goals and seven assists for 11 points, along with 27 penalty minutes in his rookie season ... Recorded his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 10 at Quebec ... Notched his first NHL goal on Nov. 9 at St. Louis.

SWEDISH CAREER: 1991-92: Skated in 39 games with MoDo of Swedish Elite League (SEL), recording 22 goals and 18 assists for 40 points, along with 54 penalty minutes ... Led the club in goals (22) and points (39) ... Tied for fifth in the league in goals (22) and ranked 13th in points (39). 1992-93: Skated in 39 games with MoDo (SEL), registering 22 goals and 17 assists for 39 points, along with 67 penalty minutes ... Tied for sixth in the SEL in points (39) and fourth in goals (22).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 1991-92: Recorded eight goals and two assists for 10 points in the 1992 U-20 World Juniors Championship ... Tied for the Tournament lead in goals (eight), and finished tied for third in points (10). 1992-93: Represented Sweden in the 1993 U-20 World Juniors Championship, recording 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points ... Led all tournament skaters in goals (13), and ranked second in assists (11) and points (24) ... Holds the record for most goals scored in a single IIHF U-20 World Juniors Championship (13 goals) ... Skated in eight games in the 1993 IIHF World Championships, collecting one goal and one assist for two points to capture the Silver Medal with Team Sweden. 1995-96: Represented Sweden in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. 2001-02: Skated in four games with Team Sweden at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, recording two goals and one assist for three points. 2005-06: Selected to represent Sweden for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, but was unable to compete due to injury.

BACKGROUND: Enjoys boating, waterskiing, jetskiing, and playing tennis ... Devotes a lot of time to community initiatives including Nazzy's Suite 19 ... Spends his summers in his hometown in Sweden ... First international playing experience came in Russia during the 1989 Four Nations Tournament ... Haken Loob was his childhood idol ... First hockey memory is of his first practice when he couldn't skate ... Married: wife, Lotta; daughters, Rebecca and Isabella; son, Alex.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Mar. 20, 1996 – Acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for Alek Stojanov. July 3, 2008 – Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers.

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 9, 12/21 - 1/10/03 (10 goals, seven assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 6, 12/28 - 1/10/03 (eight goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 6, 11/20 - 11/29/03 (nine assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 4, (twice), last - Dec. 9, 2003 vs. PIT

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 5, Feb. 25, 2003 vs.ATL

MOST POINTS, GAME: 6, Feb. 25, 2003 vs. ATL

MOST PIM, GAME: 10, Jan.14, 1999 vs. EDM

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 9 (twice), last - Apr. 3, 2008 vs. EDM

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 1993 at PHI

FIRST NHL GOAL: Nov. 9, 1993 at STL