Markus Naslund born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden was a talented young forward, selected 16th overall by Pittsburgh in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1993-94 Naslund made the jump to the NHL with Pittsburgh, had a promising Rookie and sophomore seasons, traded in 1996 to Vancouver leading the Canucks for the next 12 years, emerged as one of the NHL’s elite players as well as the on-ice leader of the Canucks.