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Sweden Mats Näslund

#26 Boston Bruins / NHL - 94/95

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Mats Näslund Facts

Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
64
Height
5'7" / 170 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
161 lbs / 73 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U18 EJC Gold Medal 1
1-time Triple Gold Club 1
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
1-time TV-Pucken Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
1-time IIHF Hall of Fame 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time NHL Gentleman Conduct (Lady Byng Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Second All-Star Team 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time Olympic All-Star Team 1
1-time SHL Best Player (Guldpucken) 1
3-time SHL Champion 3
1-time SHL Most Points 1
1-time TV-Pucken Best Forward (Sven Tumbas Stipendium) 1
1-time U20 WJC All-Star Team 1

Father: Torsten Näslund, Son: Robert Näslund, Cousins: Stefan Pettersson, Håkan Pettersson

Mats Näslund was selected 37th overall in 1979 after scoring 24 points with Brynäs IF and winning bronze with Sweden at the World Juniors and World Championship. He won an SHL Championship the following year and scored 71 points as a rookie for the Canadiens in 1983. He won a Stanley Cup in 1986 after setting career highs of 43 goals and 110 points and won a Lady Byng in 1988 before leaving the Canadiens in 1990 to play overseas. Näslund won World Championship gold in 1991 and SHL Championships in 1992 and 1994, as well as Olympic gold, which made him a member of the Triple Gold Club. He returned to the NHL in 1995 and scored 22 points in 34 games for the Bruins. The 3x All-Star retired with 251 goals and 634 points in 651 games.

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Mats Näslund Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1975-76 Timrå IK J20 Juniorserien -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Timrå IK Elitserien 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* -* |
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 5* 4* -* -* -* -* |
1976-77 Timrå IK J20 Juniorserien -* -* -* -* -* -* |
Timrå IK Division 1 17* 14* 13* 27* -* -* |
Sweden U18 EJC-18 6* 9* 3* 12* 2* -* |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 7* 9* -* -* -* -* |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7* 2* 0* 2* 14* -* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 2* 1* -* -* -* -* |
1977-78 Timrå IK Elitserien 35* 13* 6* 19* 14* -* |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7* 2* 8* 10* 6* -* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4* 3* -* -* -* -* |
Sweden B (all) International 3* 0* -* -* -* -* |
1978-79 Brynäs IF Elitserien 36* 12* 12* 24* 19* -* |
Sweden U20 “C” WJC-20 6* 3* 2* 5* 6* -* |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3* 2* -* -* -* -* |
Sweden WC 8* 5* 2* 7* 8* -* |
Sweden (all) International 5* 3* 1* 4* -* -* |
1979-80 Brynäs IF Elitserien 36* 18* 19* 37* 34* -* | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 4 -
Sweden OG 7* 3* 7* 10* 6* -* |
Sweden (all) International 14* 1* 3* 4* -* -* |
1980-81 Brynäs IF Elitserien 36* 17* 25* 42* 34* -* |
Sweden WC 8* 0* 3* 3* 8* -* |
Sweden (all) International 25* 5* 6* 11* -* -* |
1981-82 Brynäs IF Elitserien 36* 24* 18* 42* 16* -* |
Sweden WC 10* 2* 4* 6* 6* -* |
Sweden B (all) International 2* 1* -* -* -* -* |
Sweden (all) International 13* 4* 6* 10* -* -* |
1982-83 Montréal Canadiens NHL 74* 26* 45* 71* 10* 34* | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0 -
Sweden (all) International 10* 3* 4* 7* 2* -* |
Sweden WC 10* 3* 4* 7* 2* -* |
1983-84 Montréal Canadiens NHL 77* 29* 35* 64* 4* 5* | Playoffs 15 6 8 14 4 -
1984-85 Montréal Canadiens NHL 80* 42* 37* 79* 14* 19* | Playoffs 12 7 4 11 6 -
Sweden CC 8* 2* 3* 5* 6* -1* |
Sweden (all) International 13* 4* 3* 7* 10* -* |
1985-86 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 80* 43* 67* 110* 16* 11* | Playoffs 20 8 11 19 4 -
1986-87 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 79* 25* 55* 80* 16* -3* | Playoffs 17 7 15 22 11 -
1987-88 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 78* 24* 59* 83* 14* 17* | Playoffs 6 0 7 7 2 0
Sweden CC 6* 1* 2* 3* 2* -1* |
Sweden (all) International 13* 2* 4* 6* 6* -* |
1988-89 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 77* 33* 51* 84* 14* 34* | Playoffs 21 4 11 15 6 5
1989-90 Montréal Canadiens “A” NHL 72* 21* 20* 41* 19* 3* | Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0 0
1990-91 HC Lugano NLA 33* 26* 31* 57* 12* -* | Playoffs 9 4 9 13 0 -
Sweden WC 10* 3* 5* 8* 0* -* |
Sweden (all) International 16* 6* 5* 11* 0* -* |
1991-92 Malmö IF Elitserien 39* 15* 24* 39* 10* -* | Playoffs 10 3 2 5 0 -
Sweden CC 6* 1* 3* 4* 0* -2* |
Sweden OG 8* 1* 5* 6* 27* -* |
Sweden (all) International 26* 6* 11* 17* 29* -* |
1992-93 Malmö IF Elitserien 33* 11* 21* 32* 10* -* | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
1993-94 Malmö IF “A” Elitserien 40* 14* 30* 44* 8* -* | Playoffs 11 2 4 6 4 -
Sweden OG 8* 0* 7* 7* 0* -* |
Sweden (all) International 12* 2* 9* 11* 4* -* |
1994-95 Boston Bruins NHL 34* 8* 14* 22* 4* -4* | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 0 -3

Mats Näslund Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1974-75 Medelpad TV-Pucken -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1975-76 Medelpad TV-Pucken -* -* -* -* -* -* |
1990-91 HC Lugano European Cup 3* 4* 2* 6* -* -* | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 - 0
1992-93 Malmö IF European Cup 3* -* -* -* -* -* | Playoffs 4 - - - - -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2005-06 Sweden OG Asst. General Manager
Sweden WC Asst. General Manager
2006-07 Sweden WC Asst. General Manager
2007-08 Sweden WC Asst. General Manager
2008-09 Sweden WC Asst. General Manager
2009-10 Sweden OG Asst. General Manager
Sweden WC Asst. General Manager
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Mats Näslund Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 3 20* 4* 8* 12* 0.60* 8* -4* | 0 * * * * * *
Division 1 1 17* 14* 13* 27* 1.59* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
EJC-18 1 6* 9* 3* 12* 2.00* 2* -* | 0 * * * * * *
European Cup 2 6* 4* 2* 6* 1.00* -* -* | 2 6 1 * 1 * 2 * 0.33 * - * 0 *
International 11 152* 37* 52* 88* 0.58* 51* -* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 4 21* 19* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Juniorserien 2 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 9 651* 251* 383* 634* 0.97* 111* 116* | 9 102 35 * 57 * 92 * 0.90 * 33 * 2 *
NLA (NL) 1 33* 26* 31* 57* 1.73* 12* -* | 1 9 4 * 9 * 13 * 1.44 * 0 * - *
OG 3 23* 4* 19* 23* 1.00* 33* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Elitserien (SHL) 9 294* 124* 155* 279* 0.95* 145* -* | 4 29 7 * 8 * 15 * 0.52 * 8 * - *
TV-Pucken 2 -* -* -* -* -* -* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WC 5 46* 13* 18* 31* 0.67* 24* -* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 3 20* 7* 10* 17* 0.85* 26* -* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Mats Näslund Biography and Trivia

Number 24 retired by Timrå IK

Cult/Star player for Brynäs IF

Cult/Star player for Lugano

Cult/Star player for Malmö Redhawks

Cult/Star player for Montréal Canadiens

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Cult/Star player for Timrå IK

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