Mats Sundin
The first ever European born number one NHL Draft Pick did not disappoint in the professional ranks. The Swedish born superstar would become one of the greatest hockey players that his country ever produced, and he would become a hero in Sweden and a star in Toronto, the Mecca of the hockey world. Sadly, Mats Sundin was often the lone bright spot for another wise bad team, and he never really came close to winning the Stanley Cup; though he did win the Olympic Gold Medal late in his career in 2006. The two time Second Team All Star finished with a very good 1,349 career points in roughly the same amount (1,346) of games and despite his quiet demeanor was considered one of the great leaders of all time.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bromma, Sweden
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Sweden (1991 Canada Cup, 1996 & 2004 World Cup, 1998, 2002 & 2006 Olympics)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (2) (2002 & 2004)
    All Star Games (8) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004)
    Stanley Cups (None)
    Olympic Gold Medals (1) (Sweden, 2006)

Should Mats Sundin be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, he deserves to be there! - 80%
I am fine with this induction. - 20%
I disagree with this induction, but it's not the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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0 #1 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
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