Patrik Sundström

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Patrik Sundström
Born (1961-12-14) 14 December 1961 (age 55)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Vancouver Canucks
New Jersey Devils
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1980
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1982–1992
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 West Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Finland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Sweden
Canada Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Canada

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

Playing career[edit]

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

One of the best players developed by IF Björklöven in Umeå, with whom he played for three full seasons, in 1982 he headed overseas to play in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks.[1] Sundstrom played in Vancouver for five seasons before being traded to the New Jersey Devils on September 15, 1987 for Kirk McLean, Greg Adams and New Jersey's second round choice (Leif Rohlin) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, where he played another five seasons.[2][1]

On April 22, 1988, Sundstrom set a Stanley Cup playoffs record (since tied by Mario Lemieux)[3] by recording eight points (three goals and five assists) in New Jersey's 10-4 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Patrick Division Final. This broke the previous record of seven points, recorded on three occasions by Wayne Gretzky while with the Edmonton Oilers.[4][5]

After leaving the NHL in 1992, he returned to Sweden to play the 1992-1993 season for Björklöven[1] and was a contributing factor to them being promoted back to the Swedish Elite League (SEL) in 1993.

Sundstrom scored a total of 588 points (219 goals, 369 assists) in 679 regular season NHL games[1] and 86 points (41 goals, 45 assists) in 115 games in the SEL.

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

At present he is working with youth hockey in Umeå.

He is the father of former 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 and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 IF Björklöven SEL 1 0 0 0 0
1979–80 IF Björklöven SEL 26 5 7 12 20 3 1 0 1 4
1980–81 IF Björklöven SEL 36 10 18 28 30
1981–82 IF Björklöven SEL 36 22 13 35 38 7 3 4 7 6
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
1992–93 IF Björklöven Swe-2 36 16 21 37 46 9 3 5 8 10
1993–94 IF Björklöven SEL 16 4 7 11 14
NHL totals 679 219 369 588 349 37 9 17 26 25
SEL totals 115 41 45 86 102 10 4 4 8 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1980 Sweden WJC 5 0 1 1 4
1981 Sweden WJC 5 7 0 7 8
1981 Sweden WC 7 4 0 4 2
1981 Sweden CC 5 0 2 2 4
1982 Sweden WC 10 5 2 7 8
1984 Sweden CC 8 1 6 7 6
Junior totals 10 7 1 8 12
Senior totals 30 10 10 20 20

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • NHL record for points in a playoff game (8), April 22, 1988 - (the record was tied by Mario Lemieux on April 25, 1989)[3]
  • 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 goals in one season for a center during 1983–84 (38)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Patrik Sundstrom, Statistics". NHL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Patrik Sundstrom, Transactions". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Individual Stanley Cup Playoff Records, Most Points Scored In A Playoff Game". TSN.ca. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gaschnitz, K. Michael (2003). The Edmonton Oilers. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786412525. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gaschnitz, K. Michael. "The Edmonton Oilers". http://books.google.ca/. p. 246, Most Points One Playoff Game. Retrieved April 28, 2013.  External link in |work= (help)

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Peter Lindmark
Golden Puck
1982
Succeeded by
Håkan Loob