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Henrik Sedin named Sporting News' NHL player of the year

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, BC – The Sporting News announced today that Henrik Sedin has been named as the 2010 Sporting News’ NHL Player of the Year. Based on a poll conducted among NHL players, Sedin collected 108 first-place votes, followed by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (86) and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (72).

Sedin finished the season with a league-lead 112 points (29-83-112), winning the Art Ross Trophy for the first time in franchise history. The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native set three new franchise records in 2009-10: becoming the club’s all-time assist leader, passing Trevor Linden; eclipsing Pavel Bure’s single season points record; and establishing the single-season assists record, surpassing the previous record he posted in 2006-07.

Henrik Sedin has also been nominated for the 2009-10 Hart Trophy as the player considered to be most valuable to his team and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player. The winners of both awards will be announced during the 2010 NHL Awards live broadcast on CBC in Las Vegas on June 23.

SN’s full awards package can be found in the new issue of Sporting News Magazine. SN will unveil the rest of its award winners Friday on sportingnews.com and in Sporting News Today.

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 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Jr.-Swe-Jr. 26 14 22 36
1997-1998 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 39 1 4 5 8
1997-1998 Sweden-EJC-A 6 5 4 9 4
1998-1999 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 49 12 22 34 32
1998-1999 Sweden-WJC-A 6 3 6 9 10
1998-1999 Sweden-WC-A 8 0 0 0 4
1999-2000 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 50 9 38 47 22
1999-2000 Sweden-WJC-A 7 4 9 13 6
1999-2000 Sweden-WC-A 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-WC-A 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-W-Cup
2004-2005 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 44 14 22 36 50
2004-2005 Sweden-WC-A 9 2 4 6 2
2005-2006 Canucks 82 18 57 75 11 56 5 1 0 113 15.9
2005-2006 Sweden-Olympics 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
2009-2010 Canucks 82 29 83 112 35 48 4 2 5 166 17.5
NHL Totals 728 138 434 572 132 418 29 5 22 1,053 13.1
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 7 0 0 0 0
1998-1999 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-Sweden 13 2 8 10 6
1999-2000 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik-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 Hockey Ornskoldsvik-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
2009-2010 Canucks 12 3 11 14 3 6 0 0 1 23 13.0
NHL Totals 65 17 27 44 -4 32 5 0 3 102 16.7
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