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Monday, February 13, 2012

Feb 13--Mats Sundin

Mats Sundin

Selected by Quebec Nordiques round 1 #1 overall 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

 Sundin played his first four seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1994, where he played the majority of his career, serving 11 seasons as team captain. At the end of the 2007–08 NHL season, Sundin had been the longest serving non-North American born captain in NHL history. Sundin last played for the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008–09 season before announcing his retirement on September 30, 2009. Consecutively he played 13 of his 18 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared in the NHL playoffs in 10 seasons.
Excluding his rookie season, the shortened lockout season and his half season with the Vancouver Canucks, Sundin scored at least 70 points in every season of his career, played at least 70 games in every season, and led the Leafs in points in every year he was with the team except 2002–03, when Alexander Mogilny beat him by seven points. On October 14, 2006, Sundin became the first Swedish player to score 500 goals. He is the Leafs' franchise all-time leader in goals (420) and points (984).
Over his career, Sundin averaged just over a point per game (1349 points in 1346 NHL games).
Internationally, Sundin won three gold medals with Sweden at the World Championships and a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin

Received these blue sharpie signed cards IP. The Leafs held training camp in Hamilton during the early 2000's. I waited until he, Todd Warriner and Alyn McCauley were done eating at McDonalds and got two signatures of each. I could have gone searching for more players but this wait was worth it.

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