Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Today In NHL History - Naslund Trade (PIT-VAN)

On March 26th in 1996, the Vancouver Canucks acquired Markus Naslund from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Alex Stojanov resulting in each team trading their first round selection from the 1991 NHL Entry Draft (16th for 7th, respectively).

Stojanov skated in 45 games for Pittsburgh over the next two seasons amassing six points (2G, 4A) in the process. He spent the remainder of his career in the minors. Naslund, on the other hand, played in 894 games over 12 seasons with Vancouver, serving as team captain for seven and setting club records for goals (346) and points (756). It remains the best trade ever made by the Vancouver Canucks.

That's today in NHL history.

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