Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the twin superstars for the Vancouver Canucks, have announced they will retire at the end of the 2017-18 season after 18 years in the league.
“This feels right for all of us.”
Selected by the Canucks with the 2nd and 3rd overall draft picks in the 1999 NHL draft, there were high expectations for the Swedish youngsters, and they delivered. The Sedins famously won back to back scoring titles with Henrik winning in 2010 and Daniel in 2011.
Henrik leaves the NHL as the Canucks’ all time leader in points, assists and games played, and was voted the league’s MVP in 2010. Daniel Sedin retires as their all-time leading goal scorer and ranks second in points behind his brother.
“We started the season in the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason,” the 37 year old brothers wrote on the team’s website. “This feels right for all of us.”
Though they were never able to lead the Canucks to a Stanley Cup title, The Sedins are generally regarded by fans to be future hall of famers. Their final game will be on April 7 in Edmonton.