Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks reached the 1,000 career point plateau last night. The historic goal was scored in the second period with the assist from Henrik’s twin brother Daniel Sedin to tie the game at one for Vancouver. He scored on former teammate and current Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, who congratulated him after the goal. The Canucks would go on to win the game 2-1 on a third period goal from Luca Sbisa. Henrik was awarded the first star of the game for his goal.
He reached the 1000 point mark in 1213 career games, with 233 goals and 767 assists.
Henrik Sedin reaches 1,000 career points
Henrik was drafted third overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. His twin brother Daniel was selected one pick earlier. Before being drafted into the NHL, he and his twin brother Daniel competed in the Swedish Elite League for Modo, and continued there for one more season after the draft. In total they would play for Modo from 1997 to 2000. Henrik became the 13th captain of the Vancouver Canucks on October 9th, 2010.
Awards and International Competition
Henrik was awarded the Art Ross Trophy after the 2009-10 season for leading the league in points. He also won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s regular season MVP. He was also a member of the NHL First All-Star Team for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. Henrik has won the Cyrus H. McLean Trophy three times (2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10) for leading the Canucks in points, and the Cyclone Taylor Award in 2010 as the team’s MVP. The Summer after the 2010-11 season, he and his twin brother Daniel were awarded the Victoria Scholarship for being the Swedish athletes of the year.
On the International Stage, Henrik has competed for Sweden. When he was younger, Henrik competed in three World Junior and two European Junior championships. He also competed in a World U17 Hockey Challenge, where he won a silver medal. Henrik has played in five IIHF World Championships winning bronze in 1999 and 2001 while winning the title in 2013. Henrik has taken part in the Olympics twice, winning a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks controls the puck in front of Luca Sbisa #5 and Jacob Markstrom #25 during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)