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Mats Sundin | Center

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 2/13/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 231
Drafted: 1989 / Rd. 1 (1) / COL

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Retired NHLer Mats Sundin felt the Russians put forward "an absolutely heartless performance" against Finland in the quarterfinals.
"It was very disappointing and I don't think it's very good for hockey either to have them out of their home tournament. You wonder when you have Putin in the stands on home ice and you can't get heart out of these guys? What's going to bring it out? I don't know," Sundin said. He added that the Russians were so bad that their performance can't even be blamed on succumbing to the pressure of playing at home. Russia will have a lot to prove in 2018 after its showing in 2014. Of course, whether or not the NHL participates in those games will be a major factor because if they don't, then Russia would likely gain a major edge thanks to the KHL. Fri, Feb 21, 2014 04:48:00 PM

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Mats Sundin and Peter Forsberg are a part of the newest class of honorees for the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

Along with the Swedes, Canadians Paul Henderson and Danielle Goyette will be inducted, along with Finnish blueliner Teppo Numminen. TSN broadcaster Gord Miller will also be honor with the Paul Loicq award. The ceremony will take place next may in Stockholm, Sweden, at the world hockey championships.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 10:23:00 AM

Mats Sundin took part in Sunday's Legends Classic at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where he told the near-sellout crowd that he wished he would have retired as a member of the Maple Leafs.

His final NHL season came in 2008-09 with the Vancouver Canucks when he suited up in 41 games. "In my last season I wasn't sure I wasn't going to play anymore," Sundin said. "I think it took six months or so before I decided to play again. Sometime it's out of your control; you can't decide how your career ends. No doubt, Toronto is dear to my heart. I love this city. We (Sundin, wife Josephine and their infant daughter) live in Sweden, but we come back here often and it's very special to me." Sundin will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday after scoring 564 goals and collecting 1,349 points in 1,346 career contests.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 12:05:00 PM

Mats Sundin will reportedly join Team Sweden as an adviser.

Sundin is a three-time gold medal winner with Sweden in the World Championships. On top of that, he was the captain of Team Sweden when they won the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Sundin had 564 goals and 1,349 points in 1,346 career NHL games.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Mats Sundin became a first-time father earlier this week.

His agent told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, that Mats and his wife Josephine welcomed a baby girl into the world a couple of days ago and were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. Our congratulations go out to the Sundins on their new family member.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 10:52:00 AM

Mats Sundin held a press conference on Wednesday in Sweden to announce his retirement.

Sundin had a great career in the NHL, mostly as captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sundin was selected first overall in the 1989 Entry Draft and was full value for the selection. The Swedish superstar had 564 goals and 1349 points in 1346 career NHL games for Quebec, Toronto and a half a season last year with Vancouver. We wish Mats a happy retirement. His next stop will be in the Hall of Fame.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 06:42:00 AM

It does not appear that Mats Sundin will be playing in the NHL to start the 2009-10 season.

Sundin has not given any indication as to whether he wants to resume his NHL career. In fact, he has not been working out as he just returned from his honeymoon. Sundin's agent J.P Barry told TSN that he has not had any discussions with the Canucks or any other NHL team concerning Sundin. It is our view that Sundin will not play at all in the first half of the campaign and may have in fact decided to retire. We'll keep you posted.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 01:52:00 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are still interested in signing Mats Sundin.

GM Mike Gillis said however, that the veteran Swede would have to be in training camp from the start, a far cry from last season when he signed in mid-December and finally played his first game in January for the Canucks. Sundin had 28 points in 41 games last season. Expect 50-55 points in a full season, if he decides he wants to play again.
Thu, Sep 3, 2009 08:37:00 AM

Mats Sundin got married on Saturday to 26-year-old girlfriend Josephine Johansson.

The couple had been together for two years before tying the knot. Now that his marriage decision is over he is expected to make up his mind about his playing career much quicker this time around than he did last season. We will be sure to let you know what Sundin decides to do when it happens.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 09:30:00 AM

The Vancouver Canucks are still interested in free agent Mats Sundin.

Sundin played for the Canucks last season garnering 28 points in 41 games and eight points in eight post-season contests. The Canucks still need a top-six forward, and while Sundin will fit in nicely, they cannot afford to pay him anything close to the $5.625 million he received for half a season last year. Of course Sundin still has to decide if he wants to return to the NHL for another season.
Fri, Jul 3, 2009 08:15:00 AM

Mats Sundin has decided that he will not represent Sweden's hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

"There will be no Olympics in Vancouver for me next year," he said on Swedish newspaper Expressen's website. "I will not change my mind. I think it's time that the next generation takes over. We have many good players. It was the perfect ending of a long career for Sweden, to lead the Swedish team against the best in the world and win Olympic gold for the first time when all teams had their stars playing. I could not have dreamed of a better scenario for my last game." Sundin is still contemplating whether or not he will play in the NHL next season, but he is not expected to make his decision until later in the summer. Stay tuned.
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 06:17:00 PM

It is unlikely that Mats Sundin will return to the Vancouver Canucks, if he decides to play another season in the NHL.

The Canucks would rather tie up their money in the 28 year old Sedin twins, rather than a 38 year old Mats Sundin who is at the end of his career. If Sundin does play in the NHL again, he will have to take a very significant pay cut. Sundin may want to play one more season as next year is an Olympic year and he will want one more chance to play for his native Sweden.
Sat, May 16, 2009 08:17:00 AM

Mats Sundin said he will take his time deciding his playing future.

Please forgive us if that sentence was lifted from posts this time last year. Sundin's summer of deciding, in 2008, turned into fall, then winter, before he decided to join Vancouver. While he struggled to return to form in the regular season, Sundin did play well when healthy in the post-season with three goals and eight points in eight games.
Thu, May 14, 2009 11:45:00 AM

Surprise, surprise the future of Mats Sundin should be a hot button topic again this summer.

Will the Canucks re-sign him? Will he retire? Will he play elsewhere? The answers to these questions probably will not come soon as we all know Mats likes to take his time, but if he decides to hang up his skates a decision could come much earlier than expected. Stay tuned for Sundin saga Part Two. On another note, he displayed flashes of excellent play in Vancouver's playoff run, scoring eight points in eight games.
Tue, May 12, 2009 07:59:00 AM

Mats Sundin did his best to help the Canucks pick up a crucial Game Five victory over the Blackhawks as he picked up a goal and an assist on Saturday night, but it just wasn't in the cards as Vancouver fell to Chicago 4-2.

Sundin now has two goals and four assists in seven playoff contests this post-season. The Canucks offense has been stymied by the Blackhawks defense as they only managed to fire 21 shots upon opposing goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. They'll need to generate more shots on goal if they are to stave off elimination in Game Six on Monday night in Chicago. Ryan Kesler potted the other goal for the Canucks in tonight's loss.
Sun, May 10, 2009 03:06:00 AM

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