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Canucks announce Sedins jersey retirement to take place in February

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Rob Williams Jun 21, 2019 5:21 pm 119

Henrik and Daniel Sedin will have their numbers raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena next season, as part of a week-long celebration.

“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.”

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“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.”

Gary Bettman made the announcement at the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena, in between boos from Canucks fans.

“Sedin Celebration Week” will take place over three consecutive home games in February. Exact dates are not yet known, as the NHL has yet to reveal the 2019-20 schedule.

“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,” the Canucks announced in a media release.

“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.”

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