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Patrik Sundström
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
Teams Vancouver Canucks
New Jersey Devils
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born December 14 1961 (1961-12-14) (age 54),
Skellefteå, Sweden
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1980
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 19821992

Patrik Sundström (born 14 December 1961 in Skellefteå, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey centre, who played in the NHL for 10 seasons.

Playing career Edit

Sundström was drafted 175th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

One of the best players raised by IF Björklöven in Umeå, whom he played for three full seasons before heading over to the Vancouver Canucks. He played in Vancouver for five seasons before being traded to the New Jersey Devils, where he spent another five seasons before returning home to play another two seasons for Björklöven and was a contributing factor to them being promoted back to the Swedish Elitserien in 1993.

Patrik scored a total of 588 points (219 goals, 319 assists) in 676 games in the NHL and 86 points (41 goals, 45 assists) in 115 games in the SEL.

He represented Sweden at the 1980 and 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He also represented Sweden in 31 official caps including the 1981 and 1982 World Ice Hockey Championships and the 1981 and 1984 Canada Cup.

At present he is working with youth hockey in Umeå.

He is the father of New Jersey Devils prospect Alexander Sundström, and twin brother of Peter Sundström who also played in the NHL. His father, Elon Sundström, and uncle, Kjell Sundström, both played hockey at the highest Swedish level.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82IF BjörklövenSEL3622133538
1982–83Vancouver CanucksNHL742323463040002
1983–84Vancouver CanucksNHL783853913740117
1984–85Vancouver CanucksNHL7125436846
1985–86Vancouver CanucksNHL791848662831010
1986–87Vancouver CanucksNHL7229427140
1987–88New Jersey DevilsNHL7815365142187132014
1988–89New Jersey DevilsNHL6528416936
1989–90New Jersey DevilsNHL742749763461342
1990–91New Jersey DevilsNHL711531464820000
1991–92New Jersey DevilsNHL171348
1991–92Utica DevilsAHL10000
1993–94IF BjörklövenSEL16471114
NHL totals 679 219 369 588 349 37 9 17 26 25

Awards Edit

Records Edit

  • NHL record for points in a playoff game on April 22, 1988 (8) -- (the record has since been tied by Mario Lemieux on April 25, 1989)
  • Vancouver Canucks' franchise record for points in a regular season game on February 29, 1984 (7)
  • Vancouver Canucks' franchise record for assists in a regular season game on February 29, 1984 (6)
  • Vancouver Canucks' franchise record for points in one season for a center during 1983–84 (91)
  • Vancouver Canucks' franchise record for goals in one season for a center during 1983–84 (38)

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Preceded by
Peter Lindmark
Golden Puck
Succeeded by
Håkan Loob

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