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Mats Sundin’s impact on Maple Leafs records

Nov 11, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

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In anticipation of Monday’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, PHT is taking an in-depth look at each of the four main entrants.

He didn’t retire as a Toronto Maple Leafs player and he didn’t win a Stanley Cup, but that’s about all Mats Sundin didn’t accomplish for the team. The easiest way to assess his brilliance is to glance at the many team records he owns after 981 regular season and 77 playoff games.

First overall

Goals – 420 (second place: Darryl Sittler)

Points – 987 (Sittler second with 916)

Power-play goals – 124 (Sittler second with 120)

Shorthanded goals – 23 (Russ Courtnall, Greg Terrion and David Reid tied for second with 13)

Game-winning goals – 79 (Sittler second with 42)

(Sundin also holds the all-time marks for game-tying goals [8] and overtime tallies [14])

Second place

Assists – 567 (Borje Salming is in first with 620)

Plus/minus – +99 (Salming’s ahead with +155)

Shots – 3,104 (Sittler No. 1 with 3,142)

Playoffs

Sundin is tied for second all-time in goals with 32, tied for third in assists with 38, second in points with 70 and first overall in game-winners with seven.

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Does that make him the best Leaf ever? One can only imagine the debates in Toronto bars and blogs, but either way, he’s made a Sundin-sized mark on the franchise record books.

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