Mats Sundin to Represent PokerStars

by Poker Team

Mats Sundin - PokerStarsPokerStars has announced that international hockey star Mats Sundin will act as both a spokesman for the company, play at their site under the name ‘MatsSundin‘ and will also participate in live tournaments including the European Poker Tour which kicks off next week in Barcelona.

Mats Sundin Bio

Sundin has played in the NHL for both the Quebec Nordiques and the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He served as the longest running non-North American captain in NHL history and was the first Swedish player to score 500 goals.  Sundin has represented Sweden in international events including three Winter Olympics, taking home five medals, three of them gold.

“I have always enjoyed playing poker and partnering with PokerStars gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and explore the full potential of my game. I believe the fighting spirit I’ve developed as a hockey pro will really help me at the tables.” the long time poker player, Sundin said.

As an ambassador for the United Nations’ “No More Land Mines” appeal, Sundin will be donating his profits earned at the poker tables to charity and other 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. For me, the combination of excitement and challenge in poker, plus the potential to support good causes is a win-win situation.”