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.
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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.