Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have actually announced this will be their last NHL season.
The twin stars broke the news in a letter on the team’s site Monday.
” Being part of the Canucks family for 18 seasons has actually been the very best duration of our lives. However it’s time to concentrate on our families and life after hockey,” they composed.
” It’s time to let the next generation of young gamers lead the Canucks.”
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The 37-year-olds from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, remain in their 17th NHL season, all with Vancouver. Drafted second and third overall in 1999, the Sedins have actually been the face of the franchise for more than a decade. Their vision and capability to discover each other on the ice frequently left opponents shaking their heads and gasping for air following a controlling shift in the offensive zone.
They were never able to bring a championship to the West Coast, but led Vancouver to within one game of winning the 2011 Stanley Cup. But that core that got so near a title has been gradually removed away, with the Sedins among the only players left.
Heading into the last year of their agreements, the Sedins penned another open letter in the fall mentioning their desire to remain with the only franchise they’ve ever known– even if it suggested forgoing the chance at a Stanley Cup in other places.
” It wouldn’t be the exact same,” Daniel Sedin told press reporters after their post to The Players’ Tribune back in September. “This city has actually implied a lot to us.”
The twins said in Monday’s retirement letter they initially wished to wait till after this season to make a choice, however chose the time was ideal to make the call.
” Many individuals were asking exactly what the future holds,” the Sedins wrote. “We started the year with the mindset that a choice would be made in the post-season. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.”
Two sure-fire Hall of Famers when their numbers are ultimately called, both Sedins have more than 1,000 career NHL points– 1,068 for Henrik ( 240 objectives, 828 helps) and 1,038 for Daniel (391 objectives, 647 assists). They also won Olympic gold for their native Sweden at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, with Daniel making silver at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Henrik Sedin, who was called captain in 2010, won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer in 2009-10 with 112 points prior to also recording the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
Daniel Sedin, an alternate captain given that 2010, won the Art Ross in 2010-11 with 104 points– Henrik had 94 points– and likewise grabbed the Ted Lindsay Award as the league MVP voted on by the players.
Understood for their steadfast work in the neighborhood, in addition to their class on and off the ice, the Sedins have stayed dedicated to the Canucks through 3 straight miserable seasons as the group shifts to a more youthful core.
Daniel Sedin has 21 objectives and 31 helps in 78 games this season, while Henrik Sedin has three objectives and 45 helps in 79 trips.
The Canucks have three games left on their schedule, beginning with Tuesday’s go to by the Vegas Golden Knights.
Vancouver then hosts the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday before finishing up their season and the Sedins’ NHL careers Saturday in Edmonton against the Oilers.
” You’ve all been with us every step of the method, and we want to thank you.”