The event featured a tribute video highlighting Naslund’s 15-year NHL career, a video message from close friend and former teammate Todd Bertuzzi, and a video showing the Canucks new "Hall of Heroes" exhibit. The ceremony also included a special Canucks for Kids Fund presentation unveiling a new sports equipment center to be created in honor of the Naslunds. Near the conclusion of the ceremony, Naslund, who was joined by his wife Lotta, son Alex, daughters Rebecca and Isabella, and parents Sture and Ulla, addressed the fans with an emotional speech prior to his number being officially retired.
Naslund won the Lester B. Pearson Award (now the Ted Lindsay Award) as the League’s Most Outstanding Player as voted on by the players in 2002-03 and was a First-Team NHL All-Star in a franchise-record three consecutive seasons (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04).
In addition to his on-ice success, Naslund and his family were committed to charitable initiatives in British Columbia. Throughout his 12 years in Vancouver, Naslund was devoted to supporting the Canucks signature charities and helping raise funds for those in need. For many years he hosted underprivileged children in “Nazzy’s Suite 19” and was deeply connected with Canuck Place and BC Children’s Hospital throughout his entire career in Vancouver.