Mats Sundin Signs Contract with Vancouver Canucks

December 18th, 2008 | Posted by admin in Vancouver Canucks

According to tsn.ca, Mats Sundin has signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.  The deal is worth $20 million over 2 years, which is the same deal the Canucks offered Sundin over the summer.  So, now that Sundin has signed with the Canucks, he will be officially playing in his 18th season in the NHL.  Mats Sundin had this to say:

“I am truly excited to be joining the Canucks,” said Sundin in a team 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.”

Sundin’s contract with the Canucks begins immediately, although it is not known when he will take the ice.  Regardless, the Canucks needed scoring and they get it big time with Sundin.  Another reason Sundin decided to join the Canucks was because of fellow Swedes already on the team, with the Sedin twins and Ohlund.

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