Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Patrick Hoffman on 12/11/10 at 12:00 AM ET
from Matthew Seekers from The Globe and Mail’s Globe on Hockey:
Naslund becomes the third Canuck to have his sweater retired, joining Stan Smyl and Trevor Linden, and the third Swedish player to be so honoured by an NHL team, joining former Toronto Maple Leaf Borje Salming, and former Winnipeg Jet Thomas Steen.
Steen’s No. 25 was honoured in 1995, Salming’s No. 21 went into the ACC rafters in 2006.
Naslund said he was quite honoured to be in the company of those two greats from his homeland, but he also noted that he is simply the first from his generation of Swedes who will stand for such accolades in the coming years.
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