Big, smooth-talking, and one of the most successful scorers in the NHL, Mats Sundin of the Toronto Maple Leafs has all the ingredients to become a megastar. The Swedish-born Sundin has already made history by becoming the first European ever to be selected as the number-one pick in the NHL entry draft and to become captain of the Maple Leafs. With explosive action photograph, check out this player st the peak of his profession. In prose perfect for 9-to 11-year olds, and written by an award-winning sports columnist, follow Sundin's early days playing hockey on outdoor rinks, his rise through the ranks of the Swedish National team, and his entry into the high-powered world of the NHL. Sundin's own words, as well as those of his coaches, teammates and rivals, will give young readers a sense not only of his strengths as a hockey player, but also of his personality both on and off the ice.