TORONTO -- Mats Sundin was a hero in Toronto.
Now he's a Hall of Famer in Toronto.
As James Duthie pointed out, Sundin won the admiration of both Leafs Nation and Sweden. He only won a championship with one of them (not the Leafs), but he'll forever be remembered as one of the great Leafs of all time, if not the greatest.
He is the franchise's all-time leading scorer. He's the only Swede to score 500 goals in the NHL.
Sundin opened his speech by using the year 1966 and he reeled off the Hall of Fame class from that year. That same year his dad took his mom on their first date -- a hockey game.
"Five years later, I was born," Sundin said. "Forty-six years after that date, I'm standing here being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame."
He thanked his parents first.
"Without your support, I would not be standing here today," Sundin said.