Henrik and Daniel Sedin are closing in on the 1,000-point club

Dec 20 2016, 5:13 am

Henrik and Daniel Sedin are already the top two scorers in Canucks history. If there’s any justice in this world, they’ll be in the Hall of Fame one day.

And soon, they’ll begin adding some impressive milestones to their resumes.

Both Sedins are in the shadows of the 1000-point club, a mark equalled by only 83 players in NHL history. Henrik has 990 points and will get there soon, barring injury. Daniel is 37 points away, and could reach the mark before the end of the season.

Daniel is two points away from equalling Maurice Richard on the all-time list. Henrik recently passed Dave Keon.

If the Sedins retire at the end of next season, Henrik has a good chance of finishing his career in 62nd place on the all-time list.

Rank Name Career span Points
61 Theoren Fleury 1988-2003 1088
62 Dave Taylor 1977-1994 1069
63 Keith Tkachuk 1991-2010 1065
64 Ray Whitney 1991-2014 1064
65 Pat Verbeek 1982-2002 1063
Joe Mullen 1981-1997 1063
67 Denis Potvin 1973-1988 1052
68 Patrick Marleau 1997-2017 1048
69 Henri Richard 1955-1975 1046
70 Bobby Smith 1978-1993 1036
71 Martin St. Louis 1998-2015 1033
Doug Weight 1991-2011 1033
73 Alexander Mogilny 1989-2006 1032
74 Alex Kovalev 1992-2013 1029
75 Brian Leetch 1987-2006 1028
76 Patrik Elias 1995-2016 1025
77 Brian Bellows 1982-1999 1022
78 Rod Gilbert 1960-1978 1021
79 Dale Hunter 1980-1999 1020
80 Pat LaFontaine 1983-1998 1013
81 Steve Larmer 1980-1995 1012
82 Lanny McDonald 1973-1989 1006
83 Brian Propp 1979-1994 1004
84 Henrik Sedin 2000-2017 990
85 Paul Kariya 1994-2010 989
Alex Ovechkin 2005-2017 989
87 Rick Middleton 1974-1988 988
88 Dave Keon 1960-1982 986
89 Andy Bathgate 1952-1971 973
90 Sidney Crosby 2005-2017 972
91 Maurice Richard 1942-1960 965
92 Daniel Sedin 2000-2017 963

Daniel is no slouch, either, and is only two assists shy of 600 in his career. That’s good enough for 84th all-time, and he’s climbing the list rapidly. With 761-career assists, Henrik Sedin is passing Hall of Famers with regularity on the all-time assists list. Henrik sits 40th in career assists, and will likely pass the likes of Teemu Selanne and Jean Ratelle this season. After next season, Henrik could quite easily reach 26th on the all-time list.

Both Sedins are more playmakers than goal scorers, but Daniel does have a chance to reach the 400-goal plateau next season – he’s 35 goals away – which is a mark that only 92 others have reached in the 100-year history of the NHL.

With 365 goals, Daniel is already the all-time goal scoring leader in franchise history, but trails long-time Canucks Trevor Linden (375), Markus Naslund (395), and Pavel Bure (437) when you include their time with other NHL teams. He’ll catch Linden and likely Naslund too, with a chance to catch Bure if he plays beyond next season.

In terms of all-time games played, the Sedins are also climbing up the charts, which is not surprising given they debuted at age 20 and have been incredibly durable.

Henrik is two games away from 1200 in his career, while Daniel will reach that mark in 25 games. If the Twins were to play every game for the rest of this season and next, they would sit 53rd and 60th all-time, respectively.

As impressive as the Sedins’ careers have been, they could have been even better if they played in another era. Their first four seasons were during the dead puck era, and they’ve lost a season and a half of NHL games due to labour disputes between the league and the player’s association.

Imagine for a moment if these two stars got to play in the 1980s? It’s not a stretch to think that they would be into the top-30 scorers by the end of their careers.

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