Kubby31 Posted July 8, 2010 Report Share Posted July 8, 2010 VANCOUVER -- Former Vancouver Canuck captain Markus Naslund says he's humbled and proud that the NHL team has decided to retire his jersey. Naslund's No. 19 will officially be retired Dec. 11. It's part of the Canucks' plan to celebrate the team's 40 years in the NHL. Naslund, speaking on a telephone conference call from his home in Sweden, says the best part about being a Canuck was the friends he made on the team. His biggest disappointment was not winning a Stanley Cup with some very good Canuck teams. Naslund played 12 years with the Canucks and was the team's captain for eight seasons. He scored 346 goals and remains the Canucks leading scorer with 756 points. Naslund left the Canucks in 2008 to play with the New York Rangers. He retired after the 2008-09 season. Trevor Linden and Stan Smyl are the only two other Canuck players to have their sweaters retired. TSN. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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