Found November 14, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
As Mats Sundin wrapped up his Hall of Fame induction speech, he looked up into the crowd and said to Maple Leafs fans everywhere, “I will never forget what you have given me.”
It was typical Sundin.
In his first year of eligibility, Mats Sundin joined Pavel Bure, Adam Oates and Joe Sakic into the NHL Hall of Fame.
“I dedicate my induction to everyone that supported me in my hockey career,” said Sundin.
When you consider how Sundin was for much of his career in Toronto the best player by a wide margin, Maple Leafs fans often wonder how much more team team success Sundin would have had if he had more support around him.
Sundin was able to lead the Leafs to the conference finals twice in his career. He did it with class, grace and humility. He was also a tremendous leader, cared for his teammates, and never shied away from the intense pressure of playing in Toronto.
“It’s a special place to play, it adds pressure to the team, the city cares so much...
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