|Born:||September 26, 1980||Draft:||1999 Canucks #2 Overall|
|Known For:||The Cycle||Shoots:||Left|
Daniel Hans Sedin (born 26 September 1980) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey winger who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Vancouver Canucks, from 2000 to 2018. Born and raised in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, Sedin and his identical twin brother Henrik played together throughout their careers; the pair were renowned for their effectiveness as a tandem. During his career, Daniel was known as a goal-scorer (150+ more career NHL goals than Henrik), while Henrik was known as a playmaker (150+ more career NHL assists than Daniel). Sedin tallied 393 goals and 648 assists in 1,306 games played in the NHL, ranking him as the Canucks’ second-highest points scorer all-time, behind only his brother Henrik.
Sedin began his professional career in the Swedish Hockey League with Modo Hockey in 1997 and was co-recipient, with Henrik, of the 1999 Golden Puck as Swedish player of the year. He played four seasons with Modo (including a return in 2004–05 due to the NHL lockout), helping the club to two consecutive appearances in the Le Mat Trophy Finals, in 1999 and 2000, where they lost both times.
Selected second overall by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Sedin moved to the NHL in the 2000–01 season. He spent his entire NHL career in Vancouver, and in 2016 became the club’s all-time top goalscorer. After emerging as a top player in the club during the 2005–06 season, Sedin since recorded six consecutive campaigns of at least 20 goals and 70 points. In 2011, he won the Art Ross Trophy as the League’s leading point-scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award as the best player in the league, as voted by fellow players. Sedin was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League’s most valuable player. In Sweden, he and Henrik were awarded the Victoria Scholarship as the country’s athletes of the year.
Internationally, Sedin has competed on the Swedish national ice hockey team. In addition to being a three-time Winter Olympian, he has appeared in two European Junior Championships, two World Junior Championships, and four World Championships. He won gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm. Sedin earned a silver medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and two World Championship bronze medals, at the 1999 and 2001 editions.
Daniel Sedin Statistics
- The Sedin Twins and the 1999 NHL Entry Draft
- Canucks Showdown: Who’s the Better Sedin?
- What Are Some of the Sedin Twins Greatest Career Memories?
- Examining the Sedin Twins’ Hockey Hall of Fame Credentials
- Last Vancouver Canuck to Win Each NHL Award
- Alternate Captain of the Canucks (2010-2018)
- NHL Leadership-Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy) (2018)
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game three times (2011, 2012, 2016)
- Olympic Silver Medal with Team Sweden (2014)
- World Championship Gold Medal (2013)
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team Sweden (2013)
- NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award) (2011)
- Art Ross Trophy (2011)
- NHL First-Team All-Star (2011)
- NHL Best Swedish Player (Viking Award) (2011)
- NHL Second-Team All-Star (2010)
- Two-time World Championship Bronze Medalist (1999, 2001)
- Elitserien All-Star Game (Starter) (2000)
- Elitserien All-Star Team (1999, 2000)
- Two-time Elitserien SM-silver Medalist (1999, 2000)
- Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior) (1999)
- Elitserien Best Player (Guldpucken) (1999)
- U18 EJC All-Star Team (1998)
- U18 EJC Best Forward (1998)
- U18 EJC Gold Medal (1998)
- U18 EJC Silver Medal (1997)
- U16 SM Gold Medal (1996)
- TV-Pucken Gold Medal (1995)
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