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Markus Naslund

Markus Naslund  #19

Left Wing
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: July 30, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: PIT / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (16th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Ted Lindsay Award 2002-2003
WJC-A All-Star Team (1993) NHL First All-Star Team (2002, 2003, 2004) Lester B. Pearson Award (2003) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh for Alek Stojanov, March 20, 1996. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), December 20, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 3, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, May 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), November 16, 2009.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers