Sundin announces retirement

Updated: September 30, 2009, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin is retiring from hockey after nearly two decades in the NHL.

"It was a tough decision," Sundin said at a news conference at Stockholm's Grand Hotel on Wednesday. "It's sad to tell you today that my career as a pro hockey player is over."

The 38-year-old Swede played for the Vancouver Canucks last season after spending most of his NHL career with the Maple Leafs.

He spent 13 seasons with Toronto, becoming the longest-serving ...

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