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Sweden’s Sedins among six to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

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Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin and NHL rivals Roberto Luongo and Daniel Alfredsson were among six people inducted into the 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class on Monday.

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Finnish women’s team player Riikka Sallinen and hockey diversity leader Herb Carnegie also received 75 percent support from the 18-member selection committee, which was inducted into the Toronto Hall of Fame on November 14.

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The Gray Brothers were drafted second and third overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Daniel was drafted ahead of Henrik, and played their entire 17-year NHL career for Vancouver.

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Henrik Sedin is the Canucks’ all-time leader in several categories, including 830 assists, 1,070 points, 1,330 games played and 369 powerplay points.

Henrik won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP and the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer in the 2009/10 season when he scored 29 goals and provided 83 assists.

He also had 23 goals and 55 assists in 105 Stanley Cup playoff games to lead the Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals where they lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games.

Henrik and Daniel played for the 2006 Winter Olympic gold-winning Swedish team and the 2013 World Cup for Sweden.

“I’m very proud of playing in Vancouver and I’m lucky to have the support of so many great teammates and coaches,” said Henrik Sedin.

Daniel Sedin scored 393 goals and made 648 assists from 2000 to 2018, finishing seventh overall in the NHL. His goals rank first in Canucks all-time history. He won the Art Ross Trophy in 2010/11 with 41 goals and 63 assists and 25 goals and 46 assists in 102 NHL playoff games.

“I am very proud of this special recognition,” said Daniel. “My brother and I came into the league together and playing with him is something special.”

Goaltender Luongo was a teammate of the Grays with the Canucks from 2006 to 2014 after the New York Islanders finished fourth in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played 19 seasons with the Islanders, Canucks, and Florida Panthers before retiring in 2019.

He ranks fourth in NHL history with 489 wins and second in games played with 1,044, shots with 30,924 and saves with 28,409.

Luongo was a two-time Canadian Winter Olympics gold medal winner, as a starter at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and an understudy in 2014. He also supported Team Canada at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships and the 2004 Ice Hockey World Championship. winners.

“This is an incredible honor and I am grateful for being inducted,” Luongo said. “Being in such an elite company is beyond my expectations.”

Alfredsson scored 444 goals and 713 assists in 1,246 games in 18 NHL seasons from 1995 to 2014 with the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings. He helped Sweden win the 2006 Olympic gold and the 2014 silver medal in Sochi.

With 240 goals and 274 assists in 227 Finnish Elite League games, Sallinen became the oldest hockey medalist in the Olympics, helping Finland win bronze at the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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