Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has been hired as an advisor to the Swedish men’s national hockey team, according to Canadian Press lead hockey writer Chris Johnston.
Sundin, who retired from hockey in 2009, is a native of Bromma, Sweden and represented his country on many occasions throughout his playing career. He competed in World Junior Championships, World Cups, World Championships and Winter Olympics and had success at all levels.
The 41-year-old won four medals (three gold, one bronze) at World Championships but his greatest accomplishment on an international level was captaining Team Sweden to an Olympic gold medal in 2010.
Before being drafted first-overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1989, Sundin played for Djurgardens IF and Nacka HK in Swedish leagues.
Sundin played most of his career in Toronto and one season with the Vancouver Canucks, finishing his NHL career with 564 goals and 1,349 points in 1,346 regular season games and in June was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.