|2007-2008||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Mats Sundin wasn't exactly a well-kept secret heading into the 1989 NHL Draft in Bloomington, Minnesota. The generously skilled native of Bromma, Sweden, had been on the radar of the Quebec Nordiques for some time and he was their prime target for the two months before the draft at the Met Center.
So it was that Sundin would make history on June 17, 1989, the first European-born player to be selected at No. 1 when the Nordiques announced his name.
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