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Born June 6, 1975 (1975-06-06) (age 34),
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Pro clubs New York Rangers (19951999)
San Jose Sharks (19992003)
Montreal Canadiens (20032006)
Ntl. team  Sweden
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1993
New York Rangers
Career 1995 – 2006

Lars Niklas Sundström (born June 6, 1975 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player who started his professional career in Modo Hockey. He was drafted eighth overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.He was also on Wayne Gretzky's line. He wasn't known for his goal scoring ability, but for his tape-to-tape passes. He was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 1999, and to the Montreal Canadiens in 2003. Sundström plays forward and specializes in defensive roles. When he was a junior player he formed a line in Modo with future NHL stars Peter Forsberg and Markus Näslund. He wore the number 24 for the San Jose Sharks and the New York Rangers but wore the number 37 for the Montreal Canadiens. After 11 NHL seasons, he returned to play in Sweden at the start of the 2006–07 season, leading Modo to a surprise title during his first season, scoring several vital goals in the playoffs. He formed an effective partnership with Norwegian Per-Åge Skrøder, leading to Skrøder winning the top scorer rankings in 2009. Modo still missed the playoffs that year, despite Sundström having the best +- rating in the entire series.

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