Sunday, February 12, 2012

NHL BRO of the Day: Mats Sundin

By Danny Klau @uptowndklau

Mats Sundin's number 13 was lifted into the rafters at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night.

The Swedish forward amassed 564 career goals, 420 of them scored for the Toronto Maple Leafs, making him the all-time leading scorer in the franchise's 95-year history.

  • Drafted No. 1 overall in the 1989 NHL Draft by the Quebec Nordiques
  • The first Swedish-born player to score 500 goals in the NHL
  • One of two players to score at least 20 goals in his first 17 seasons (Marcel Dionne)
  • Tied for the all-time lead in regular season overtime goals with 20, a rare record not claimed by Gretzky (Jagr, Federov, and Elias)

Congratulations to the Captain.

*Honorable mention goes to Ryan Callahan - His Hat-Trick helped the Rangers remain unbeaten against the Flyers this season, as they extended their Eastern Conference lead with a 5-2 win yesterday afternoon.

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