Patrik's began his hockey career in typical European fashion, playing two hours down the road from his hometown of Skellefteå for IF Björklöven in Umeå beginning in 1978-79 with a single game before 26 games the following season. He also made his first appearance for Sweden at the World Junior Championships in 1980. Following the season, Patrik was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft in the ninth round.
Peter's career naturally took a similar, but slightly slower path, as he too played one game for IF Björklöven in 1978-79 and then 8 more in 1979-80. In 1980-81, he registered his first points, scoring 7 goals and 2 assists in 29 games. Peter was then taken in the third round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.
In 1981-82, Peter was again back with his brother at Umea, where he played in 35 games, scoring 10 goals and 24 points which was followed by his first World Championship experience, contributing 4 points in 8 games. Peter played one final season with Björklöven in 1982-83, scoring 14 goals and 25 points. He then played in his second World Championships, scoring 3 goals and 6 points in 10 games of the 1983 edition.
Peter then returned to the NHL for a season and a half with the Washington Capitals, scoring 25 points in 76 games in 1987-88, before being traded to the Devils for the 1989-90 season, where he played 21 games as a teammate to Patrik to finish his NHL career.
Before the 1978-79 season the Canucks hired a professional psychologist to redesign their uniforms. The original blue and green colors were said to be "too bland, too tranquil and did not inspire emotion."
The result was the "V" design, suggesting "victory" according to the designer, one of the strangest, yet most unforgettable jerseys to ever see the ice in an NHL contest.
This style was used for four seasons before the V stripes on the shoulders were removed and the gold home jersey was dropped in favor of an even more conventional home white jersey.
This jersey features the Expo 86 patch in recognition of the 1986 World's Fair held in Vancouver and also the Vancouver 100 patch in honor of the City of Vancouver's 100th Anniversary.
Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1990-91 New Jersey Devils Patrik Sundström jersey. When the Colorado Rockies relocated to New Jersey for the 1982-83 season, they adopted a red and green color scheme for their first decade before changing to their now familiar red and black.
The Capitals wore this style from their ininaugural season of 1974-75 all the way through the 1994-95 season. This jersey then returned in the white home version as a throwback for the 2011 NHL Winter Classic. The Winter Classic throwback then became the team's alternate jersey for the next four seasons until making the red version their new alternate starting with the 2015-16 season.