Mats Sundin arrived in Vancouver on Monday and quickly left the airport in a van. ((CBC))

The latest potential saviour for the NHL's Vancouver Canucks flew into town on Monday afternoon and was hustled past a pile of local media at the airport to be whisked away by van.

Sundin is scheduled to hold press conference at noon on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old officially signed with the Canucks 10 days ago after spending 13 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and months of speculation over his future.

Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis signed the big Swedish centre to a one-year contract that, pro-rated, will pay him around $5 million for the rest of this season.

Sundin notched 30 or more goals five times in the past six seasons, leading the Leafs with 32 goals and 78 points in 74 games last year.

There is no official word as to when Sundin will play in a Canucks jersey for the first time.