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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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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season