Vancouver Canucks to Retire Markus Naslund’s 19

At Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Markus Naslund who owns many of the Canuck’s records will have his number retired by the team. This comes only 3 seasons since he left the team in 2008.

During his time in Vancouver, Naslund was undeniably the team leader, captaining the team 8 times. Many attribute Vancouver’s revitalization as a hockey city to Naslund’s leadership. Gaining much personal success while playing there, Naslund was unable to bring the Canucks a championship and few playoff milestones. Never surpassing the second round of post-season play, Naslund eventually left the team.

Is it too soon for Naslund to be retired? Will Sundin be the next in line by the Maple Leafs?

Markus’ current age is 37, you be the judge.