Mats Sundin took part in Sunday's Legends Classic at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where he told the near-sellout crowd that he wished he would have retired as a member of the Maple Leafs.
His final NHL season came in 2008-09 with the Vancouver Canucks when he suited up in 41 games. "In my last season I wasn't sure I wasn't going to play anymore," Sundin said. "I think it took six months or so before I decided to play again. Sometime it's out of your control; you can't decide how your career ends. No doubt, Toronto is dear to my heart. I love this city. We (Sundin, wife Josephine and their infant daughter) live in Sweden, but we come back here often and it's very special to me." Sundin will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday after scoring 564 goals and collecting 1,349 points in 1,346 career contests.