The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed forwards Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, Daniel Alfredsson, and goaltender Roberto Luongo into the 2022 induction class of the Hall of Fame on Monday. The twin Sedins were the top two leading scorers in the Canucks history from day one of their franchise, leading the team with multiple playoff runs. On the other hand, Luongo played seven and half seasons for the team while leading the team with wins and shutouts.
The Sedin twins and Luongo were teammates on Vancouver Canucks and were in their first year of eligibility. Henrik Sedin was Canucks captain from 2010-18 and scored a total of 240 goals and 830 assists for 1,070 points for the team. He also has a franchise record for playing 1,330 career games. Daniel Sedin registered a total of 393 career goals, and 648 assists, for 1,041 points over 1,306 career regular-season games. Both the twins participated in assisting the team to win the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The Sedin twins join former Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo
Former Vancouver Canucks player, Henrik Sedin won both the Art Ross Trophy as the league-leading point scorer and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the MVP in 2009-10 while scoring 29 goals and 83 assists over 82 games, as per globalnews.ca. Daniel Henrik also won the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award as the best player in the league. After retirement, both the Sedins joined the Canucks Hockey Operations Department.
Henrik Sedin commented, “It’s nothing you think about when you play the game of hockey. But for us, we put our head down and put our work in every day”. “We get the most out of our talent. That’s what we’re most proud of today.” The Sedins Hall of Fame induction is less about their individual accomplishments and more about the miracles they created on ice. The duo was popular for having enormous control over the puck and could always tell where the other was on the ice.
Alfredsson said regarding the Sedins, “We kind of joke that they know what they’re going to do without ever looking at each other”. While the Sedins played all their career with the Canucks, things were different for Roberto Luongo. Luongo was drafted by the New York Islanders. He played 572 games with the Florida Panthers and 448 with Vancouver Canucks. In total, he participated in 1,044 games, with 489 wins until retirement.