Pettersson in elite company: setting himself up for franchise history

Published April 1, 2023 at 1:15 PM

Elias Pettersson is having a season for the ages and is on pace to surpass the 100-point mark within the next couple of games.

The 24-year-old Swede picked up a goal in Friday night's overtime loss to the Calgary Flames and in doing so, extended his point streak to 14 games, which has put him in some pretty elite company in Canucks franchise history.

Pettersson is now tied for the second-longest point streak in Canucks history with Darcy Rota, who accomplished the same feat in the 1982-83 season. If Pettersson manages to pick up a point during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, he'll become the third player in team history to reach a 15-game point streak, joining Petr Nedved (1992-93) and Todd Bertuzzi (2001-02).

The Sundsvall (Sweden) native's strong season has also put him in elite company on another list in franchise history. Pettersson now sits ninth all-time in Canucks history for most points in a single season with 96 and will more than likely climb that list further in the final seven games of the 2022-23 campaign.

Franchise legend and Pettersson's fellow countryman, Henrik Sedin, is the team's current leader for points in a single campaign, reaching 112 during the 2009-10 season, which earned him the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy.

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Pettersson in elite company: setting himself up for franchise history

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