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Sedins through the years

NHL career of Canucks forwards, twin brothers marked by significant achievements, milestones

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have been cornerstones of the Vancouver Canucks since they were taken No. 2 and No. 3 in the 1999 NHL Draft. They are the only brothers in NHL history to each have 1,000 points and the only ones to win the Art Ross Trophy as the top scorer in the League in consecutive seasons.

The Sedins announced Monday that they will retire after 17 seasons with the Canucks. They'll finish as the top two scorers in Vancouver history. Henrik is No. 1 with 1,068 points (240 goals, 828 assists), and Daniel is next with 1,038 (391 goals, 647 assists).

Here's a timeline of some of their most significant NHL achievements and milestones:

June 1999 -- The Canucks work out a series of trades at the NHL Draft, ending up with the second and third picks in the first round. They select Daniel at No. 2 and follow by taking Henrik at No. 3.

2000-01 -- After one more season in Sweden, the 20-year-olds become the fourth set of twins to play in the NHL when they take the ice for the Canucks against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 5, 2000. Three days later, each gets his first NHL point when Henrik assists on a goal by Daniel in a 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Henrik's first goal comes in a 5-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 16. Daniel finishes the season with 34 points (20 goals, 14 assists), five more than his brother (nine goals, 20 assists).

2001-02 -- Henrik outscores his brother, finishing with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) to Daniel's 32 (nine goals, 23 assists). Henrik gets his first Stanley Cup Playoff goal when he scores in overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Detroit Red Wings. The Canucks lose the series in six games.

2005-06 -- The Sedins each have a breakout season, with Henrik putting up 75 points (18 goals, 57 assists) and Daniel finishing with 71 (22 goals, 49 assists). They sign an identical three-year contract with the Canucks on June 30, 2006.

2006-07 -- Daniel leads the Canucks in scoring with 36 goals and 84 points. Henrik is second with 81 points, including 71 assists. Daniel assists on Henrik's goal at 18:06 of the fourth overtime of Vancouver's first playoff game, against the Dallas Stars. The Canucks win the series in seven games but lose to the Anaheim Ducks in five.

2009-10 -- After seasons of 76 and 82 points, Henrik leads the NHL in scoring with 112 points (29 goals, 83 assists). He puts up those numbers despite being without Daniel for 18 games because of a broken foot. On the final night of the regular season, Henrik has four assists to pass Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin for the scoring title; he also breaks Pavel Bure's Canucks record of 110 points set in 1992-93. In addition to winning the Art Ross Trophy as the top scorer in the NHL, he wins the Hart Trophy as most valuable player and is voted a First-Team All-Star. Daniel is named a Second-Team All-Star, making the Sedins the first brothers since Phil Esposito and Tony Esposito in 1973-74 to be selected as postseason NHL All-Stars.

2010-11 -- Henrik is named the 13th captain in Canucks history Oct. 9, 2010, and leads the NHL again with 75 assists. Many of those come on the 41 goals scored by Daniel, who leads the League with 104 points. The twins help the Canucks, winners of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL regular-season champion, to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, but they lose to the Boston Bruins. Daniel wins the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the NHL as selected by the players, and each is voted a First-Team All-Star.  

2011-12 -- The Canucks win the Presidents' Trophy for the second straight season, and Henrik leads the NHL in assists (67) for the third season in a row. Daniel misses the final six regular-season games and the Canucks' first three playoff games with a concussion. Vancouver is eliminated by the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings in five games.

2012-13 -- Henrik passes Markus Naslund as the leading scorer in Canucks history when he has two assists against the Stars on Feb. 15, giving him 757 points (171 goals, 586 assists). The Canucks finish first in the Northwest Division during the shortened season but are swept by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the playoffs.

2013-14 -- The Sedins sign a matching four-year contract with the Canucks. Henrik's streak of 679 regular-season games played ends when he misses a game Jan. 21 because of a rib injury. But he returns in time to become the second player in Canucks history to play 1,000 NHL games, on March 12. He also assists on Daniel's 300th NHL goal, on Nov. 28.

2014-15 -- Daniel joins his twin brother in the 1,000-game club Nov. 23. Henrik gets his 900th NHL point with a goal against the Sharks on March 3 and his 700th assist against the Kings on April 6. 

2015-16 -- Daniel gets his 900th NHL point Nov. 21 with an assist on a goal by Henrik against the Chicago Blackhawks. His overtime goal Jan. 11 is the 346th goal of his NHL career, tying him with Naslund for the Canucks record; he scores No. 347 against the Bruins 10 days later. On Feb. 13, Henrik passes Trevor Linden for the most games played for the Canucks.

Video: VAN@BOS: D. Sedin scores, Canucks regain lead in 3rd

2016-17 -- Henrik gets his 1,000th NHL point when he scores against the Florida Panthers (and longtime Vancouver teammate Roberto Luongo) on Jan. 20.

2017-18 -- Daniel joins his brother in the 1,000-point club when he scores a power-play goal against the Nashville Predators on Nov. 30. They are the only players with 1,000 points as members of the Canucks. With the contract for each expiring after the season, the brothers announce April 2 that they're going to retire.

Video: VAN@NSH: D. Sedin earns 1,000th point with PPG

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