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19 Stories: By the numbers

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Just weeks after winning the Stanley Cup in 1991, the Pittsburgh Penguins added to their stockpile of skill by drafting Swedish forward Markus Naslund 16th overall.

756 career points while playing in Vancouver. Naslund set franchise record with (346) (346-410-756). With an assist at Chicago on Dec. 5/07 Naslund brought his total to 725, making him the franchise’s outright leader in points scored, surpassing former record holder Trevor Linden (724).

40th tally of the season, scored on Feb. 23/02, marked Naslund’s third consecutive 40+ goal season. He became the first player in franchise history to record 40 or more goals in three straight seasons.

13 goals established the new record for most goals scored in a World U20/Junior Championships single tournament when Naslund achieved the feat on team Sweden during his 1992.93 season.

7 was the total number of times Naslund was named as the winner of the Vancouver Canucks Cyrus H. McLean Trophy. Naslund earned the title in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006.

10 career hat tricks notched by Naslund. He holds the franchise record in this category.

19 players have adorned the number 19 on their back as a member of the Canucks. Dale Tallon was the first to sport the digits in 1970 and Naslund was the 19th and last in 2008.

8 seasons served as captain for the Vancouver Canucks. Naslund’s last season wearing the “C” was the 2007.08 season in which he notched 55 points (25-30-55). Naslund is tied with Stan Smyl for the longest period served as captain in franchise history.

1,117 NHL games that Markus Naslund appeared in over the span of his career, 884 of which were while holding a place on the Vancouver Canucks roster.

346 career goals and 114 power play goals notched in twelve seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, the most by any player in club history.

20th of March, the 1996 trade deadline day when Vancouver acquired Markus Naslund in exchange for Alek Stojanov.

1989 was the year of Naslund’s first international playing experience, the Four Nations Tournament in Russia.

10 days between the birthdays of Markus Naslund and fellow Swede, high school classmate Peter Forsberg.

$0, the amount Naslund earned in his final season of professional hockey, when he helped his old team, MODO recover from the brink of bankruptcy.

22 was Naslund’s original Canuck jersey number, Tim Hunter wore #19 at the time.

45 play off games in a Canucks sweater. Naslund scored 13 goals and 20 assists.

2005, the year Markus Naslund appeared on the cover of EA Sport’s NHL game. He also appeared on the cover of the European version of NHL 2000

5th Canuck to play 1000 NHL games, achieved on January 17, 2008 against the Detroit Red Wings.

3rd Canuck in franchise history to record 100 points in one season. He achieved it on March 27, 2003 with an assist against the Pheonix Coyotes. Vancouver won the game 5-1. Pavel Bure, Alexander Mogilny and Henrik Sedin are the only other Canucks to reach this milestone.

6 career short handed goals, all of them with the Vancouver Canucks.

$500,000 raised over 8 years by “Icebreakers” an organization that raises money for sick and disabled children in the region of Vasternorrland, Sweden, that Naslund and his Swedish pal Peter Forsberg formed together.

3780 children who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to attend a Canucks game were treated to an exclusive game night experience in Nazzy’s Suite, Markus’s charity suite at Rogers Arena.

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