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Henrik Sedin named Canucks Assistant Captain

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks


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Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis and Head Coach Alain Vigneault have appointed centre Henrik Sedin as an Assistant Captain. Sedin joins Willie Mitchell and Ryan Kesler who were named Assistant Captains prior to the 2008.09 season.

Henrik Sedin, 29, set new career highs in goals (22), game-winning goals (8), and points (82) in the 2008-09 season. Last season his statistics ranked him eighth in the league in assists (60) and 13th in the league in points (82). Henrik was also named the second star for the month of March, after recording 19 points (7-12-19) in 14 games.

He currently ranks fifth in franchise history for assists (351), eighth in points with 460 (109-351-460) and eighth in games played (646).The 2008-09 season also saw Henrik appear in all 82 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season. He is third among all active NHL Ironmen with 335 consecutive games played dating back to March 21, 2004. In an additional 53 playoff games, Henrik has recorded 30 points (14-16-30).

A member of Team Sweden at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Henrik won a gold medal while collecting four points (3-1-4) in eight games played. He appeared in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia recording two assists.

Henrik Sedin was drafted by Vancouver third overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1996-1997 Sweden-EJC-A 6 3 4 7 16
1997-1998 Malmo Jr.-Swe-Jr. 8 4 7 11 6
1997-1998 MoDo Jr.-SWE 26 14 22 36
1997-1998 MoDo-Sweden 39 1 4 5 8
1997-1998 Sweden-EJC-A 6 5 4 9 4
1998-1999 MoDo-Sweden 49 12 22 34 32
1998-1999 Sweden-WJC-A 6 3 6 9 10
1998-1999 Sweden-NTS 8 0 0 0 4
1999-2000 MoDo-Sweden 50 9 38 47 22
1999-2000 Sweden-WJC-A 7 4 9 13 6
1999-2000 Sweden-NTS 7 2 3 5 6 0 0 0 7
2000-2001 Canucks 82 9 20 29 -2 38 2 0 1 98 9.2
2000-2001 Sweden-NTS 9 1 0 1 0
2001-2002 Canucks 82 16 20 36 9 36 3 0 1 78 20.5
2002-2003 Canucks 78 8 31 39 9 38 4 1 1 81 9.9
2003-2004 Canucks 76 11 31 42 23 32 2 0 2 99 11.1
2004-2005 Sweden-NTS
2004-2005 MODO-Sweden 44 14 22 36 50
2004-2005 Sweden-NTS 9 2 4 6 2
2005-2006 Canucks 82 18 57 75 11 56 5 1 0 113 15.9
2005-2006 Sweden-NTS 8 3 1 4 2
2006-2007 Canucks 82 10 71 81 19 66 1 0 2 134 7.5
2007-2008 Canucks 82 15 61 76 6 56 4 1 2 141 10.6
2008-2009 Canucks 82 22 60 82 22 48 4 0 8 143 15.4
NHL Totals 646 109 351 460 97 370 25 3 17 887 12.3
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 MoDo-Sweden 7 0 0 0 0
1998-1999 MoDo-Sweden 13 2 8 10 6
1999-2000 MoDo-Sweden 13 5 9 14 2
2000-2001 Canucks 4 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
2001-2002 Canucks 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 42.9
2002-2003 Canucks 14 3 2 5 -2 8 1 0 0 15 20.0
2003-2004 Canucks 7 2 2 4 0 2 2 0 0 11 18.2
2004-2005 MODO-Sweden 6 1 3 4 6
2006-2007 Canucks 12 2 2 4 -8 14 1 0 1 24 8.3
2008-2009 Canucks 10 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 0 19 21.1
NHL Totals 53 14 16 30 -7 26 5 0 2 79 17.7
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