Star Swedish center who began his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks in 2000. He helped lead the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011 where they were defeated by the Boston Bruins.
He first played hockey at the age of eight.
He had one of his best years in 2010, when he was the NHL's leading scorer and won the Hart Memorial MVP trophy.
Had two sons, Harry and Valter, with his wife Johanna.
He played alongside All-Star Markus Naslund on the Canucks from 2000 to 2008.