Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are proud to announce that Canucks.com will celebrate ‘19 Stories’ highlighting the career of Markus Naslund, beginning today, November 22nd, 2010. The special 19-day initiative will take an in-depth look at Markus Naslund’s career, concluding on December 10th, 2010, just one day prior to Markus Naslund’s sweater retirement ceremony at Rogers Arena.
The ‘19 Stories’ will feature video and print content as well as a series of photo galleries highlighting Naslund’s hockey career spanning more than a decade. The 19 days of coverage encompasses his arrival in Vancouver March 20, 1996, through his retirement from the NHL May 4, 2009, and will include stories and accounts from on and off the ice by some of the many people impacted by Markus during his NHL career.
Exclusive commentary from former teammates, current Canucks players and staff, and former management will highlight a collection of excerpts to be included in the ‘19 Stories’. Video content will depict a collection of Naslund’s most memorable goals from his 15-year NHL career and a number of other significant moments in Naslund’s career. A compilation of photos will comprise a series of photo galleries including galleries highlighting some of his many involvements with those in the community.
In advance of Markus Naslund’s retirement night, fans are invited to join Canucks.com on Twitter to participate in 19 in the City, a contest inviting fans to ‘cover’ the city with 19 in preparation for December 11th. Fans are encouraged to place the number 19 around the city, take photos of their placement and send them to the Canucks on Twitter. Two prizes will be awarded to selected winners, including a pair of tickets to the December 11th game and retirement ceremony.
At the conclusion of ‘19 Stories’, Canucks.com will host Forever a Canuck: Talking Naslund, a round-table discussion with special guests on December 10th. The panel will reflect on Markus Naslund's career and remember some of their favourite moments on and off the ice on the eve of his sweater retirement.
To access the ‘19 Stories’, please go to Canucks.com/19stories starting today through December 10th, 2010.