Though Daniel and Henrik Sedin their time off the ice for over a year now, the Vancouver Canucks held a ceremony this evening to retire their jersey numbers and acknowledge their contributions to the team and community.
The Canucks raised the numbers 22 and 33, for Daniel and Henrik respectively, to the rafters of Rogers Arena in a celebration prior to puck drop against the Chicago Blackhawks. On-hand with the twins were former team mates Alex Burrows, Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, and Roberto Luongo.
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Both Daniel and Henrik were selected together during the 1999 NHL draft, second and third overall by former general manager Brian Burke. The twins would play their first game in the 2000-01 season, with Henrik becoming captain and Daniel as alternate captain in the 2010-11 season. They would also lead the team to the Stanley Cup finals that same year, only to be defeated in game seven by the visiting Boston Bruins. The brothers’ last NHL games were played in the 2017-18 season, after nearly 18 years with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Canucks went on to beat the Blackhawks 3 to 0.