(ISN) – VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) announced today the nomination of Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin as the team’s candidate for the 2014.15 Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Sedin, 34, is nominated for being a consummate leader and a true example of what it means to be a role model for both younger and veteran players. The Ornskoldsvik, SWE native holds the Canucks franchise record iron man streak, playing in 679 consecutive games over a span of nine seasons. Since the streak ended on Jan. 21, 2014 he has missed only eight games due to injury and has now played in 81 straight games, including all 76 games of the 2014.15 season.
In his 14th NHL season, Sedin ranks tied for 17th in NHL scoring (17-49-66) and fifth in League assists. Sedin recorded 13 points (6-7-13) in eight straight games from February 16 – March 3, being named the NHL’s second star for the week ending February 22. The Bill Masterton Trophy was first presented by the NHL Writers’ Association in 1968 to commemorate the late Bill Masterton, a player with the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and who died on January 15, 1968.