Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sundin Retires

On Wednesday, Mats Sundin announced that he is retiring from the NHL, ending quite the career, which spanned 18 seasons over three teams (Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks).

With the season starting tomorrow, this announcement will quell any inklings that were lingering about coming back for another season or not. If you can recall last season, it was quite the circus surrounding Sundin and his decision whether or not to play for another season and for who.

Sundin played in 1,346 career games in the NHL, scoring 564 goals and adding 785 assists. His career-high in scoring came back in 1992-'93, when he scored 47 goals and 67 assists in 80 games for the Nordiques, two seasons before being moved to the Maple Leafs.

Sundin will be best remembered for his 13 seasons as a Maple Leaf and becoming their all-time leading scorer in franchise history.

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