Canucks 1st-rounder Pettersson sets SHL record for points by U20 player
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The Vancouver Canucks might be mired in a season most Canucks fans want to forget, but there's hope on the horizon with 19-year-old sensation Elias Pettersson, who is currently having an unforgettable year in Sweden's top league.

Pettersson's four-point night Thursday vaulted his season total to an impressive 55 in only 44 games. With the four-point outburst, Pettersson broke the 42-year-old SHL record for most points in a season by a player under 20 years old.

In addition to the record, Pettersson's 55 points paces the entire league - just another feather in the teenager's cap.

Here's a look at the record-breaking point:

The Canucks drafted Pettersson with the fifth overall selection in last year's NHL Draft.

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