Mats Sundin played 13 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs and was captain for 11 of them. When he joined the Vancouver Canucks in the final season of his career, he had been the longest-serving non-North American-born captain in NHL history.
He was a pretty good hockey player, too, and the
Leaves Leafs decided to honor him Saturday night, raising his jersey up to the rafters. Video of the ceremony after the jump.
It was an emotional night for Sundin and the Leafs, and it bears repeating. Since he retired (and a few seasons before he left), the Leafs haven't returned to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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