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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team Vancouver Canucks
Nationality SWE
Born September 26 1980 (1980-09-26) (age 29),
Örnsköldsvik, SWE
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1999
Vancouver Canucks
Pro Career 2000 – present
Henrik Sedin with teammate Jannik Hansen in 2009.

Henrik "Hank" Sedin (born September 26, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). His identical twin brother Daniel Sedin also plays for the Canucks. Throughout their career, Henrik and Daniel have played inseparably together in Vancouver, as well as in Modo of the Elitserien, and are known for the effective way in which they play off of one another. Henrik, gifted as a passer, is known as the playmaker, and Daniel the scorer.

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Playing career

Henrik began his professional career with Daniel in 1997–98 for Modo of the Swedish Elite League as a 16-year-old. In their second year with Modo, Henrik and Daniel led a team that included future NHLers Samuel Påhlsson and František Kaberle in scoring — Henrik tied for second with Påhlsson.

As a result of their successful 1998–99 season in Sweden, the Sedins drew considerable attention for the upcoming 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Naturally, it would seem certain that as top prospects, Henrik and Daniel would be chosen by two different teams, and consequently be split up in the NHL, but after a series of complex transactions, Vancouver Canucks general manager Brian Burke, bent on acquiring both Sedins, obtained the second and third overall picks, selecting Daniel and Henrik respectively. Following the draft, Henrik chose to return to Sweden with Daniel to play one more season with Modo, in which he subsequently led the team in scoring with 47 points in 50 games, beating Daniel by 2.

Sedin scores against Evgeni Nabokov in 2007.

In 2000–01, Henrik played his first season for the Canucks, tallying 29 points. In the following seasons leading up to the 2004–05 lockout, he consistently increased his points total, but along with Daniel, did not yet meet first-line scoring expectations. During the lockout season, Henrik returned to Sweden to play again for Modo, along with Daniel and teammate Markus Näslund. Unfortunately, while playing in Sweden during the lockout, Henrik received a freak slash injury which required him to amputate part of one of his fingers. As NHL play resumed in 2005–06, Henrik broke out with 75 points, finishing second in team scoring behind Näslund. Newly acquired Anson Carter played on Henrik and Daniel's line.

The following season, in 2006–07, Henrik established himself as the Canucks' top-line center. Having another career year, he set a new Canucks franchise record (previously set by André Boudrias in 1974–75) for assists in one season with 71. Henrik passed Boudrias on March 25, 2007, with a three-assist effort in a 5–4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. In total, Henrik tallied 81 points. Going into the first round of the playoffs against the Dallas Stars, Henrik was behind another season highlight, scoring the game-winning, quadruple-overtime goal in Game 1 to end the sixth longest game in NHL history, as well as the longest game in Canucks history, after 78:06 minutes of extra time. Henrik struggled to produce offensively in a career-high 12 games in the playoffs, however, managing just 4 points as the Canucks were eliminated by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

In 2007–08, Henrik was selected to play in the 2008 All-Star Game, the first appearance of his career, and recorded two assists against the East. He completed the season as the Canucks' leading scorer with 76 points. Henrik's 61 assists ranked fourth overall in the league for the second consecutive season. The following season, he was awarded the NHL's 2nd star for March after recording 19 points and 3 game winning goals during the month. He completed the 2008–09 season with a career-high 22 goals and 82 points.

Henrik signed a 5 year, $30.5 millon dollar contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1st, 2009.

International play

In his NHL draft year, Henrik competed for Sweden at the 1999 World Junior Championships in Winnipeg. He recorded 9 points in 6 games, fifth in tournament scoring and second in team scoring to brother Daniel, as Sweden failed to medal. Later that year, Henrik also made his senior international debut for Sweden at the 1999 World Championships, where he earned a bronze medal.

The next year, in 2000, Henrik once again competed in both the World Junior Championships and World Championships. Playing as tournament host at the junior tournament, Henrik improved to a tournament-leading 13 points in 7 games, but failed to earn a medal with Sweden once more. At the World Championships, Henrik recorded 5 points after being held pointless the previous year, but did not medal.

Following his rookie season with the Vancouver Canucks, Henrik made his third World Championships appearance in 2001 and helped Sweden to a second bronze medal in three years. He made a fourth tournament appearance in the 2005 World Championships, recording 6 points in 9 games.

The following year, Henrik was named to his first Winter Olympics in Turin. He contributed 4 points as Sweden won a gold medal, defeating Finland in an all-Scandinavian final.

Awards

Records

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Modo Hockey SEL 39 1 4 5 8 7 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Modo Hockey SEL 49 12 22 34 32 13 2 8 10 6
1999–00 Modo Hockey SEL 50 9 38 47 22 13 5 9 14 2
2000–01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 9 20 29 38 4 0 4 4 0
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 16 20 36 36 6 3 0 3 0
2002–03 Vancouver Canucks NHL 78 8 31 39 38 14 3 2 5 8
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 11 31 42 32 7 2 2 4 2
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 44 14 22 36 50 6 1 3 4 6
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 18 57 75 56
2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 10 71 81 66 12 2 2 4 14
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 15 61 76 56
2008–09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 22 60 82 48 10 4 6 10 2
NHL totals 646 109 351 460 370 53 14 16 30 26

International

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Sweden WJC 6 3 6 9 12
1999 Sweden WC 8 0 0 0 4
2000 Sweden WJC 7 4 9 13 0
2000 Sweden WC 7 2 3 5 6
2001 Sweden WC 9 1 0 1 0
2005 Sweden WC 9 2 4 6 7
2006 Sweden Oly 8 3 1 4 2
Junior int'l totals 13 7 15 22 12
Senior int'l totals 41 8 8 16 19

External links

  • Henrik Sedin's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Henrik Sedin's NHL player profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ulf Dahlén
Golden Puck (with Daniel Sedin)
1999
Succeeded by
Mikael Johansson
Preceded by
Daniel Sedin
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
1999
Succeeded by
Nathan Smith
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