hhof class of 2012

When I landed in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, I came home. Driving in from the airport, reflecting on 13 years in Toronto: Living in the city, the friends I made over the years, teammates that I played with. I thought of the fans — the incredible loyal fans — that bleed Blue and White. I recall years ago driving down the Air Canada Centre, going down to a playoff game and passing people going to their offices. They’re wearing suits, with a Leaf jersey on top of it. Leaf fans that filled the Air Canada Centre to cheer us on, I will never forget what you have given me. I will never play an NHL game again. The great memories I get to keep forever. Thanks for everything.

- Mats Sundin