Naslund joins 1000-game club

Seventh Swede to have played the 1000th NHL game

19.01.2008
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Markus Naslund played his 1000th NHL game with the Vancouver Canucks. Photo: HHoF/Dave Sandford

DETROIT, United States - Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund became the seventh Swede on Thursday to play 1000 NHL regular season games after a 3-2 shootout loss in Detroit. Naslund now has 362 goals and 443 assists (805 points) in the thousand games.

The 34-year-old Ornskoldsvik native joins Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Borje Salming, Calle Johansson, Ulf Samuelsson in the Sweden1000-game club.

Naslund played in six NHL All-Star Games. With Sweden he has one silver medal and two bronze medals at World Championships. He also holds the record as the best goal scorer at a single World U20 Championship tournament, scoring 13 goals in 1993.


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