Mats Sundin signs with Vancouver Canucks

Mats Sundin is a Vancouver Canuck.

Christmas came a week early for the hockey club and its fans who’ve waited patiently since July 1st for the big Swede to make his decision. Just after 3:00 p.m., the Canucks announced that 37-year-old Sundin has agreed to terms with the hockey club.

"I am truly excited to be joining the Canucks,” said Sundin, in a team-released statement. “Once I made the decision to return to play a few weeks ago, the Vancouver opportunity was simply the best overall fit. I want to thank Mike Gillis and the entire Canucks organization for their professionalism throughout this entire process."

“We are very excited to have Mats join the Vancouver Canucks,” said Mike Gillis, general manager for the Vancouver Canucks. “Playing previously in two Canadian markets and consistently being among team and League leaders in scoring, Mats has proven that he can excel under pressure. He adds a wealth of experience, leadership and skill to the Canucks.”

Read the Vancouver Canucks' media release.




Dec 22, 2008 at 11:03am

Of course this is huge news! Nonis gave us 4th liners and was so safe. It's been very boring here for years. Now this! Fantastic. I don't care if he scores 5 goals, I'm still happy about this.