Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrik Sundstrom
After two seasons of junior hockey in his home country Sweden, Patrik Sundstrom represented his country at the World Junior Championships in 1980 where the team won a bronze medal. This year also saw Sundstrom drafted by the Canucks. He joined his twin brother, Peter, in the World Juniors the next year where he led the team to a gold medal and was named the tournament's best forward.

The 1981-82 season saw Sundstrom play in Sweden where he was named the Swedish player of the year as well as representing Tre Kronor in the Canada Cup and World Championships. He made his NHL debut in the 1982-83 season with the Canucks where he played for five seasons.

In 1987, Sundstrom was traded to the Devils where he stayed for the remainder of his career. Sundstrom was a part of the 1987-88 team that made a run for Lord Stanley's Cup, but the Boston Bruins who took the series in the seventh and deciding game stopped the team in the conference finals. Sundstrom retired from the game at the end of the 1991-92 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden 1 0 0 0 0
1979-80 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden 26 5 7 12 20 3 1 0 1 4
1979-80 Sweden WJC-A 5 0 1 1 4
1980-81 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden 36 10 18 28 30
1980-81 Sweden WJC-A 5 7 0 7 8
1980-81 Sweden WEC-A 7 4 0 4 2
1981-82 Sweden Can-Cup 5 0 2 2 4
1981-82 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden 36 22 13 35 38 7 3 4 7 6
1981-82 Sweden WEC-A 10 5 2 7 8
1982-83 Vancouver Canucks NHL 74 23 23 46 30 -20 4 0 0 0 2
1983-84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 38 53 91 37 -11 4 0 1 1 7
1984-85 Sweden Can-Cup 8 1 6 7 6
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 25 43 68 46 -17
1985-86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 79 18 48 66 28 -8 3 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 72 29 42 71 40 +9
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 15 36 51 42 -16 18 7 13 20 14
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 28 41 69 36 +22
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 27 49 76 34 +15 6 1 3 4 2
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 71 15 31 46 48 +7 2 0 0 0 0
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 17 1 3 4 8 -5
1991-92 Utica Devils AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992-93 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden-2 36 16 21 37 46 9 3 5 8 10
NHL Totals 679 219 369 588 349 37 9 17 26 25


Brother of Peter
WJC-A All-Star Team (1981)
WJC-A - Best Forward (1981)
Swedish World All-Star Team (1982)
Swedish Player of the Year (1982)
Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver with Vancouver's 2nd (Jeff Christian) and 4th (Matt Ruchty) round choices in 1988 Entry Draft for Kirk McLean, Greg Adams and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Leif Rohlin) in 1988 Entry Draft, September 15, 1987.