He would play one final season in the NHL, signing a free agent contract after the first of the year, which allowed him to play in 41 games of the 2008-09 season, scoring 9 goals and 28 points to push his final career totals to 564 goals (2oth on the all-time list) and 785 assists (32nd all-time) for 1,349 points (27th all-time) in 1,346 games. He leads all Swedish players in all three categories as well as holding the record for the Most Games Played by a European born and trained forward.
Another gold medal followed at the 1992 World Championships and a bronze arrived at the 1994 Worlds. Sundin next skated at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and won his third goal medal at the 1998 Worlds after his first Olympics earlier that same year.
He then competed at the 2001 Worlds, the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 2003 World Championships, earning a silver medal, the 2004 World Cup and capped off his international career in the best possible way with a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
His final tally would be three gold, one silver and two bronze at the World Championships to go along with his gold medal at the Olympics while often serving as team captain.
Bonus jersey: Today's bonus jersey is a 2001 NHL All-Star Game Mats Sundin jersey. Sundin was named to the NHL All-Star Game nine consecutive times, from 1996 to 2004, although he was forced to miss the 2003 game due to injury.
After wearing some really nice looking jerseys the previous two All-Star Games, the NHL came up with some rather unattractive jerseys as a result of everyone being just a little too excited for the overblown Millennium. While not as bad as Major League Baseball's "Turn Ahead the Clock" jerseys worn in 1999, these NHL All-Star jerseys certainly had a futuristic "Star Trek" feel too them.
Oddly, the "World" team wore red and the "North America" team wore blue - dark vs. dark - while the goalies for both teams wore white jerseys(!), not unlike a soccer match where the goalkeepers wear a distinctly different color from the rest of the squad. Additionally, the World team had the player names below the numbers while the North Americans kept their names in the traditional location above the numbers.
While the oddity of these jerseys could be justified for the game in 2000, unfortunately the game in Denver in 2001 also stayed with the Millennium jerseys one time too many.
Today's video section begins with Sundin being selected first overall at the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.
Next, Sundin scoring his 1,000th NHL point with a goal in a 302 win over Edmonton on March 30th, 2003.
Such was the level of Sundin's popularity that he regularly appeared in TV commercials. Here's a classic one with Wayne Gretzky for McDonald's.