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11/11/2012

Mats Sundin, 1346 NHL games - 564 goals - 785 assists - 1349 points + 1886 pictures.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

Here is the Hall of Fame line on Mats Sundin, 

1346 NHL games, 564 goals, 785 assists, 1349 points and 1886 pictures in the Toronto Star photo archive.

Add to this 91 play-off games with 38 goals and 44 assists.

A search of the Toronto Star Archive for Mats + Sundin gives us 1886 hits, here is a selection of 47 of our favourites.

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Inductee Mats Sundin shows off his Hall of Fame ring November 12, 2012. Tonight, he and three other NHL greats will be officially inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. -RICK MADONIK

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Mats Sundin asks the crowd to quiet before addressing them as the Leafs honour his number 13 raising it to the rafters of the Air Canada Centre on February 11, 2012. RENE JOHNSTON

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Former Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming helps Mats Sundin pull on a Toronto sweater for the first time. Sundin was a guest instructor at Salming's hockey school in Kiruna, Sweden. July 3, 1994. -PAUL HUNTER

MATS IN ACTION!

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin battles in front of the net with Philadelphia Flyers Jeremy Roenick and goaltender Roman Cechmanek during first period NHL playoff Game Three in Toronto, April 14, 2003. -HANS DERYK

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Mats Sundin is checked alsong the boards. -VINCE TALOTTA

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Ray Bourque sends Mats Sundin flying. -TONY BOCK

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin is checked off the puck by Buffalo Sabres Brian Campbell during the first period in pre-season action, September 26, 2007. -ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE

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Mats Sundin whispers into the ear of Bobby Holik during game six of the second round of the play-offs, May 7, 2001. -RICK MADONIK

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin is knocked off the puck by Philadelphia Flyers Marcus Ragnarsson in behind goaltender Roman Cechmanek during game five of their Eastern Conference quarter final in Philadelphia, April 19, 2003. -HANS DERYK

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin battles against New York Islanders Roman Hamrlik behind the net during first period NHL action, Jan. 20, 2004. -HANS DERYK

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Mats Sundin and Tim Taylor blink as the puck flies up after a face off in the first period at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay, Florida, February 26, 2004. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Mats Sundin fights off Chris Campoli as the Toronto Maple Leafs take a 1-0 lead in the first period over the New York Islanders, February 13, 2007. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Leaf captain Mats Sundin gets past a diving Jason Ward and gets a shot off on the net, March 13, 2007. -RICK MADONIK 

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Martin Brodeur tries to poke check Mats Sundin as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils, March 20, 2007. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Mats Sundin makes a move as he tries to split between Sheldon Souray and Andrei Markov as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5, April 7, 2007. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Toronto Maple Leaf captain, Mats Sundin gets rubbed out by Florida Panther Anthony Stewart, October 18, 2007. -LUCAS OLENIUK

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Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Mats Sundin flies through the air after being poke checked by Atlanta Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg, in the shootout, Thrashers went on to win the shootout, making it 5-4 final for Atlanta over the leafs, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2007. -TANNIS TOOHEY

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Mats Sundin reacts to Referee Greg Kimmerly after his last second overtime goal was disqualified, January 22, 2000, against the Washington Capitals, the buzzer went off as the puck slid in the net. -BERNARD WEIL

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Mats Sundin and Jason Smith take the ceremonal face-off in front of the 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs. February 17, 2007. -DAVID COOPER

THE HALL OF FAME HAPPY FACE

Photographers loved Mats Sundin, whether the team was up by four or down by four, if a goal was scored while Mats was on the ice he was all smiles.

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Mats Sundin shouts for joy as the Leafs score during first period action May 25, 1999, against the Buffalo Sabres at The Air Canada Centre. -PETER POWER

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin celebrates Alyn McCauley's tying goal with seven seconds left in the third period to go to overtime Sunday May 19, 2002 in Game two of the Eastern Conference finals. -HANS DERYK

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Toronto Maple Leafs Bryan McCabe celebrates with Mats Sundin after scroring in overtime to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2, March 22, 2003. -HANS DERYK

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Mats Sundin celebrates with his team after the second goal during the first period as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Pittsburgh Penguins, March 31 2007. -CARLOS OSORIO

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Mats Sundin celebrates his seventh goal of the season off a pass from Tie Domi as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the New Jersey Devils, December 26, 2005. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Mats Sundin signals approval to Tomas Kaberle who set up his power play goal in the second period as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Tampa Bay Lightning, December 10, 2007. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Mats Sundin celebrates Nik Antropov's game winning goal in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs come back to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in overtime in the 317th meeting in history with the Wings and their first at home since 2003, February 9, 2008. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Toronto Maple Leafs Tie Domi and Mats Sundin have fun during practise at Air Canada Centre, March 1, 2004. -BERNARD WEIL

THE INJURIES

Say what you want, #13 took a beating! 

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mats Sundin covers his face after being injured during play against the Ottawa Senators early in the first period, October 5, 2005. -HANS DERYK

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Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin shows the damage to his mouth after game in Toronto Saturday, April 5, 2003. Sundin had extensive dental work and stitches after being struck in the mouth with an errant puck earlier this week. -HANS DERYK

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Mats Sundin is able to open his left eye briefly as he meets the media at during practice at the Lakeshore Lions Arena October, 7, 2005. -DAVID COOPER

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Toronto Maple Leaf captain Mats Sundin speaks with the media as he holds his broken wrist at a Leafs' practice in Toronto on Thursday, April 25, 2002.  Sundin sat out Game four after playing nearly three games with a left wrist he broke blocking a shot in the first period of their NHL series with the New York Islanders. -HANS DERYK

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Toronto Maple Leafs injured centre Mats Sundin talks to the media after the Leafs practiced March 17, 2008.  -DAVID COOPER

OTHER ENDEAVORS

Mats wasn't just great on the ice. 

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Mats Sundin makes some risotto as chef Jason Rosso and Darcy Tucker keep a safe distance back at the Maple Leafs' annual charitable "Have a Heart" dinner at the Boiler House Restaurant in the Distillery District, February 17, 2008. -STEVE RUSSELL

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Matts Sundin plays pool. -DICK LOEK

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Captain Mats Sundin keeps his eye on the baseball while juggling it off of the bat at the Rogers Centre. Mats Sundin took in batting practice before a Blue Jays game, May 2, 2008. -RENE JOHNSTON

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Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin relaxes on a motorcycle waiting for his playing partners on the 17th tee of the Legends course at Lionhead Golf Club in Mississauga, Sept. 30, 2002. The bike was a hole-in-One prize at the Leafs Annual Charity Golf Tournament. -HANS DERYK

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Maple Leafs captain, Mats Sundin, talks to a television crew at Brown Community Centre. Mats was on hand to launch the NHL street kids program in conjunction with Toronto parks and recreation November 12, 2006 -CARLOS OSORIO 

 

THE MANY FACES OF MATS SUNDIN

We touched on the goal smile.

The Captain was very expressive. 

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INJURED - Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin during practice at Lake Shore Lions Arena in Toronto, March 26, 2008. Sundin had been out of the Maple Leafs' line-up due to a groin injury. - ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE

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PENSIVE - Mats Sundin, talks in a one-on-one interview with Rosie DiManno.  Sundin will be inducted into hockey hall of fame this week. November, 10 2012.  -DAVID COOPER

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PLAYFUL - Mats Sundin throws pucks during practice. -PAUL HUNTER

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ODD - Leafs captain, Mats Sundin, gasps while restiung on the bench during a five on five drill during their practice in preparation of their first playoff game, April 9, 2001. -PETER POWER

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DUCK - Toronto Maple Leafs team captain Mats Sundin looks grim as his team trails 5-0 against the New Jersey Devils during third period action of game three of the Eastern Conference Semi-final at the Continental Airlines Arena, May 1, 2000. -PETER POWER

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MASQUERADE - Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has his eyes checked as the Leafs players go through physcials in Toronto on September 11, 2001. The players were to fly to St. John's, Newfoundland to begin their training camp but the flight was cancelled due to the terrorist attacks in the United States. -PAUL HUNTER

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ODD REDUX - Leafs captain Mats Sundin scratches his chin while the team listens to coach Pat Quinn explains the next drill, November 7, 2000. -PETER POWER

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POUTY - Mats Sundin on the bench moments before the end of the game. Sweat,(or a tear) rolls down his cheek. The Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated by the New Jersey Devils in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at the Continental Airlines Arena May 9, 2001. -PETER POWER

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SPOUTY - Mats Sundin sents a spew of water into the air. -PAUL HUNTER

 

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With trade rumours swirling, Toronto fans show their support for the captain during the game against the Atlanta Thrashers, February 23, 2008. -RENE JOHNSTON

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Vancouver Canucks Mats Sundin, former Leaf player, takes the pre-game skate in his first game back to Toronto as a Vancouver Canuck, February 21, 2009. -VINCE TALOTTA 

 

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More than a PPG playing with the likes of Hoglund and Tucker. A HoFer indeed. Thanks for the memories!

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