Doug Gilmour vs Mats Sundin Dual Signed Last Game at Maple Leaf Gardens 8×10 Photo
This hand-signed 8X10 photo has been personally autographed by Mats Sundin and Doug Gilmour. To protect your investment, a Certificate Of Authenticity and a tamper evident holofoil from AJ’s Sportsworld is included.
Learn More about Doug Gilmour:
Doug Gilmour was drafted into the NHL in 1982 by the St. Louis Blues. He quickly earned the nickname “Killer” due to his aggressive physical style of play despite his smaller stature. Gilmour was part of the largest trade in NHL history bringing him from Calgary to Toronto where he immediately helped to revitalize the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs.
Gilmour broke both personal and franchise scoring records with the Leafs in his first full season with the organization and ultimately led them to finish the 1992-93 season with the eighth best record in the NHL and their first winning season since 1978-79. Gilmour was one of the most popular players on the Leafs during tenure. Despite his status as fan favorite, Gilmour was traded in 1997 to the New Jersey Devils and subsequently played for the Chicago Blackhawks. With the Blackhawks, Gilmour returned to Toronto to play the last game in historic Maple Leaf Garden receiving a standing ovation by the Toronto fans during the Garden’s closing ceremonies. After a few more trades, Gilmour returned to Toronto where he played only one game before an injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season. Gilmour officially announced his retirement on September 8, 2003. Gilmour had scored 450 goals and 964 assists in 1474 games over his 20 year NHL career.
On January 31, 2009 Gilmour’s number 93 was raised to the rafters by the Toronto Maple Leafs and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Learn More About Mats Sundin:
Swedish sensation Mats Sundin joined the National Hockey League in 1989 where he was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques becoming the first European-born player to be drafted first overall. Sundin made his NHL debut with the Nordiques in the 1990-91 season becoming a leading goal scorer, finishing second on the team with 59 points. Sundin continued to improve, establishing himself as a point-per-game player throughout his career.
Mats Sundin was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1994 off season. Sundin made an immediate impact with the Leafs, becoming a leading goal scorer for the team. With the departure of Captain Doug Gilmour, Sundin became the 16th captain of the Maple Leafs and the first European captain in team history. Sundin achieved many milestones during his time in Toronto: He became the 35th player in NHL history to reach the 500 goal mark; he scored his 917th point as a Maple Leaf, breaking Darryl Sittler’s franchise all-time record and he also scored his 390th goal in the same game to take the all-time goal scoring lead, later becoming the first player to score 400 goals as a Toronto Maple Leaf.
After 13 years in Toronto, Mats was traded to the Vancouver Canucks where he played for 2 seasons before announcing his retirement. His number “13” was raised to the rafters in Toronto just 2 years later and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 12, 2012.