14 December 1961 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||175th overall, 1980
|World Junior Championships|
|1981 West Germany|
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. 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.
On April 22, 1988, Sundstrom set a Stanley Cup playoffs record (since tied by Mario Lemieux) 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.
After leaving the NHL in 1992, he returned to Sweden to play the 1992-1993 season for Björklöven 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 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- Bronze medal - 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
- Gold medal - 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
- Best forward at the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
- Silver medal - 1981 World Ice Hockey Championships
- Golden Puck - 1981–82
- Silver medal - 1984 Canada Cup
- Viking Award - (best Swedish player of the NHL) 1983–84 and 1988–89
- NHL record for points in a playoff game (8), April 22, 1988 - (the record was 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 goals in one season for a center during 1983–84 (38)
- "Patrik Sundstrom, Statistics". NHL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- "Patrik Sundstrom, Transactions". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- "Individual Stanley Cup Playoff Records, Most Points Scored In A Playoff Game". TSN.ca. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- Gaschnitz, K. Michael (2003). The Edmonton Oilers. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786412525. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
- Gaschnitz, K. Michael. "The Edmonton Oilers". http://books.google.ca/. p. 246, Most Points One Playoff Game. Retrieved April 28, 2013. External link in
- Patrik Sundström career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Patrik Sundström biography at Legends of Hockey