This white alternate air-knit gamer by Nike was worn by Mats Sundin during the 1998-99 NHL season. Sundin was the 1st overall selection in the 1989 NHL entry draft by the Quebec Nordiques, where he began his career. He played in Quebec for 4 seasons before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1994. Mats would spend the bulk of his career with the Leafs, 13 years in all before one final season with the Canucks.
Sundin rang up impressive career stats. To his credit are 564 goals, 785 assists and 1349 points. He played in 8 NHL All Star games, the 1991 Canada Cup where he was named to the Canada Cup All Star team, two World Cups of Hockey along with a 1996 World Cup All Star selection and three Olympics where he valiantly represented Team Sweden. Sundin also has two 2nd Team NHL All Star selections to his credit along with the 2008 Mark Messier Leadership Award. Mats was one of the most consistent players of his generation and will no doubt be honored with a place in Hockey’s Hall of Fame upon eligibility.
Sewn proudly to the left breast of this gamer is the Captain’s “C”. Sewn to the right breast is the ‘Memories and Dreams’ patch. The game wear on this sweater consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer and inner pilling. Sewn to the inside hem is the official Toronto Maple Leafs game worn jersey tagging. This jersey will be accompanied by a Maple Leafs team letter.