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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
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 48),
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.

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Playing career

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 IF Björklöven SEL 36 22 13 35 38
1982–83 Vancouver Canucks NHL 74 23 23 46 30 4 0 0 0 2
1983–84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 38 53 91 37 4 0 1 1 7
1984–85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 25 43 68 46
1985–86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 18 48 66 28 3 1 0 1 0
1986–87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 29 42 71 40
1987–88 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 15 36 51 42 18 7 13 20 14
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 28 41 69 36
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 27 49 76 34 6 1 3 4 2
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 15 31 46 48 2 0 0 0 0
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 1 3 4 8
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993–94 IF Björklöven SEL 16 4 7 11 14
NHL totals 679 219 369 588 349 37 9 17 26 25

Awards

Records

  • 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)

External links

  • Patrik Sundström's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Patrik Sundström's biography at Legends of Hockey
Awards
Preceded by
Peter Lindmark
Golden Puck
1982
Succeeded by
Håkan Loob
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