The Vancouver Canucks will retire former forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin’s jerseys, respectively, prior to their game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. The two both retired from the NHL two seasons ago.
The two were drafted second (Daniel) and third overall (Henrik), respectively, by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL Draft. In 1306 career NHL games, all with the Canucks, Daniel recorded 393 goals, 1041 points, and a +47 rating. His best season came in 2010-11 when he eclipsed the 100-point plateau for the lone time in his NHL career (104) and set a career-high with 41 goals in 82 games. In 1330 career NHL games, all with the Canucks, Henrik posted 240 goals, 1070 points, and a +65 rating. Like his brother, Henrik’s best season came in 2010-11, when the Canucks won the first of back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies, where he racked up 29 goals, 112 points, and a +35 rating.
In 105 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, Henrik recorded 23 goals, 78 points, and a -16 rating. In 102 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, Daniel posted 25 goals, 71 points, and a -12 rating. They both led the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Boston Bruins in seven games.
In their final home game, a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on April 5, 2018, Daniel got the overtime winner with Henrik earning the primary assist at the 2:33 mark. Henrik also fed his brother for another goal earlier in the game.
The two were among the biggest faces in Vancouver, leaving a lasting impact in the community with their contributions on and off the ice.
By Harrison Brown