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Sedins to have numbers retired by Canucks in February

Henrik, Daniel will be honored with weeklong celebration

by @NHLdotcom

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin each will have his number retired by the Vancouver Canucks in February next season at Rogers Arena as part of a weeklong celebration honoring their careers and the Canucks' 50th season.

Henrik, who was captain from 2010-18, will have his No. 33 retired; Daniel will have his No. 22 retired.

"This is a tremendous honor that we couldn't have ever dreamt of when we first came to Vancouver as 18-year-olds," Henrik said. "To have our banners next to Stan [Smyl, No. 12], Trevor [Linden, No. 16], Markus [Naslund, No. 19] and Pavel's [Bure, No. 10] is a tremendous honor and very humbling."

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The announcement was made on stage with Commissioner Gary Bettman before the start of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Friday.

"With the 50th coming up, it's going to be a fun year," Daniel said. "The team is heading in the right direction and for us to be a part of that is going to be fun."

The 38-year-old twins, selected one pick apart in the 1999 NHL Draft (Daniel No. 2, Henrik No. 3) spent their entire 17-season NHL careers with Vancouver and retired following the 2017-18 season. Henrik, a former center, is the Canucks all-time leader in games played (1,330), points (1,070) and assists (830); Daniel, a former forward, is first in goals (393) and ranks second in games played (1,306), assists (648) and points (1,041).

"We could not have accomplished what we did in our careers without the support of our teammates, coaches, staff but most importantly, the fans," Daniel said. "To be able to celebrate and thank them in February will be a special week for us and our families."

Sedin Celebration Week will take place over three consecutive home games in February. The week will begin with a special game night celebrating the careers of Smyl, Linden, Naslund and Bure. Later that same week, the first Sedin celebration game will take place. It will highlight their on-ice excellence and include a pregame ceremony when their jerseys will be raised to the rafters.

The week will conclude with a weekend matinee game recognizing the Sedins' widespread off-ice contributions to the community and the Province of British Columbia. Following the 2017-18 season, the Sedins won the King Clancy Trophy, awarded to the player or players who best exemplify leadership qualities on and off the ice.

"Danny said it's too short. He wants a month. I asked for two weeks," Henrik said. "The players that are up there meant a lot to us so it will be a great honor to go up beside them."

Specific game dates for Sedin Week will be confirmed with the announcement of the Canucks' regular-season schedule.

Daniel and Henrik are the only siblings in NHL history to each have a least 1,000 points. Henrik won the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy (each in 2009-10) and the King Clancy Trophy twice (also in 2015-16). Daniel won the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award in 2010-11.

The Canucks also announced that they will induct Alex Burrows into their Ring of Honour during the team's 50th season celebrations.

The forward, who played 12 seasons in Vancouver starting in 2005-06, ranks eighth in Canucks history for most game-winning goals (28). He also had three game-winners in the playoffs(tied for seventh in Canucks history), including the Game 7 series-winner over the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Montreal native ranks sixth on the Canucks' list for games played (822), ninth for goals (822), and 14th for points (822).

"To be able to share it with [Burrows] is going to be amazing because he was such a big part of our success and the team's success and setting the example for young players too," Henrik said.

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