Two of the greatest Canucks of all time join the likes of Smyl, Linden, Naslund and Bure in the rafters at Rogers Arena. We celebrate the Sedins over three games in February.
The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that Daniel Sedin’s No. 22 and Henrik Sedin’s No. 33 will be retired at Rogers Arena in February as part of a weeklong celebration honouring the legendary careers of the Sedins.
“This is a tremendous honour that we couldn’t have ever dreamt of when we first came to Vancouver as 18-year-olds,” said former captain Henrik Sedin. “To have our banners next to Stan, Trevor, Markus and Pavel’s is a tremendous honour and very humbling.”
“We could not have accomplished what we did in our careers without the support of our teammates, coaches, staff but most importantly, the fans,” added Daniel Sedin. “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 next February. The week will begin with a special game night celebrating the careers of the four legends who currently have their numbers hanging in the rafters: Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund and Pavel Bure. Later in the week, the first Sedin celebration game will take place. It will highlight on the twins’ extraordinary on-ice excellence and will include a historic pregame ceremony where No. 22 and No. 33 will be raised to the rafters. The week will conclude with a family focused weekend matinee game recognizing the Sedins’ widespread off-ice contributions to the community and the Province of BC.
The Sedins joined the Canucks organization at the 1999 NHL Draft when the club traded up to select Daniel at No. 2 and Henrik at No. 3. Henrik is the club’s all-time leader in assists (830), points (1,070) and games played (1,330), while Daniel sits atop the Canucks’ goals list (393) and ranks second in each of the other categories. The Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, natives are the only sibling duo in NHL history (and the only players in franchise history) to each record 1,000 career points and are among a group of five Swedish-born players to record 1,000 career NHL points. Henrik’s numerous awards and accolades include an Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophy and two King Clancy Memorial Trophies while Daniel’s include an Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Trophy and a King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
Specific game dates in February for Sedin Week will be confirmed with the announcement of the Canucks regular season schedule.