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Mats Sundin Joins Poker Stars in EPT Barcelona

3 September 2008, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Ice hockey legend, NHL veteran, world champion and Olympic champion Mats Sundin joins the Poker Stars Team. His first appearance will be in the Barcelona EPT next week.
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Ice hockey legend, NHL veteran, world champion and Olympic champion Mats Sundin joins the Poker Stars Team. His first appearance will be in the Barcelona EPT next week.

Boris Becker hasn't made any results since going into professional poker. But PokerStars.com don't give up as easy. The second huge sports star to sign with the online poker site is Mats Sundin, Swedish ice hockey giant with a long successful career in the NHL.


Mats Sundin (courtesy of Poker Stars)

Sundin joined Quebec Nordiques in 1989 and has since then scored over 550 goals in the league, most of them for Toronto Maple Leafs. He has won five medals in big international championships with Team Sweden.

Like many sports professionals who spend hundreds of days every year on the road, Mats Sundin has played a lot of cards during his years in the top hockey.

"I have always enjoyed playing poker and partnering with Poker Stars gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and explore the full potential of my game," said Mats Sundin in the Poker Stars blog.

"I believe the fighting spirit I've developed as a hockey pro will really help me at the tables."

Sundin is also an ambassador for the United Nations' "No More Land Mines" appeal and will be donating his profits earned at the poker tables to charitable and good causes.

"I am very proud to become an ambassador for PokerStars. It means I will be more able to fulfill my personal ambition of working with charities around the world and I will be donating 100 percent of the money I earn from playing poker to charity," he said.

"For me, the combination of excitement and challenge in poker, plus the potential to support good causes is a win-win situation."

Let's hope that Sundin can stick in a few long shots if cards are ice cold in the upcoming EPT Events.

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