Mats Sundin – Toronto Maple Leafs Centre 1994-2008
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Mats Sundin from the Quebec Nordiques on June 28, 1994 with Garth Butcher, Todd Warriner and a 1st round draft pick (Nolan Baumgartner) for Wendel Clark, Sylvain Lefebvre, Landon Wilson and a 1st round draft pick (Jeffrey Kealty).
Mats Sundin would play 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and become the franchise leader in career goals (420) and points (987).
Sundin had an immediate impact on the Toronto Maple Leafs as he led the team in points all six seasons he was with the team during the 1990’s and leading the team in goals four times in that time.
Mats Sundin joined the team after their back-to-back trips to the Conference Finals in 1993 and 1994 but was instrumental during their 1999 run to the Conference Finals where he had eight goals and 16 points in 17 games.
Sundin continued to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs throughout the 2000’s and was team captain from 1997-2008. He would be honoured with an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, a statue on Legends Row, and his retired #13 raised to the rafters of Scotiabank Arena.
Achievements with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990’s
Statue on Legends Row
Number “13” Retired by Toronto Maple Leafs
#5 on Top 100 Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs Captain 1997-2008
Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
5th NHL All-Star Team voting 2000
6th NHL All-Star Team voting 1997
7th NHL All-Star Team voting 1998
Four NHL All-Star Games
Led Toronto Maple Leafs in Goals four times in the 1990’s
Led Toronto Maple Leafs in Points six times in the 1990’s
10th Most NHL Goals 1997-98
10th Most NHL Assists 1998-99
7th Most NHL Points 1996-97
10th Most Single Season Points in Toronto Maple Leafs History 1996-97 (94)
Most Career Goals in Toronto Maple Leafs History (420)
2nd Most Career Assists in Toronto Maple Leafs History (567)
Most Career Points in Toronto Maple Leafs History (987)
24th Most Career Goals in NHL History (564)
36th Most Career Assists in NHL History (785)
30th Most Career Points in NHL History (1349)