68 Facts About Daniel Sedin


Daniel Sedin began his professional career in the Swedish Hockey League with Modo Hockey in 1997 and was co-recipient, with Henrik, of the 1999 Golden Puck as Swedish player of the year.

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Daniel Sedin played four seasons with Modo, helping the club to two consecutive appearances in the Le Mat Trophy Finals, in 1999 and 2000, where they lost both times.

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Daniel Sedin spent his entire NHL career in Vancouver, and in 2016 became the club's all-time top goal scorer.

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Daniel Sedin was nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League's most valuable player.

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Internationally, Daniel Sedin has competed on the Swedish national ice hockey team.

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Daniel Sedin won gold medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm.

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Daniel Sedin earned a silver medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and two World Championship bronze medals, at the 1999 and 2001 editions.

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Daniel Sedin was born on 26 September 1980, in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, six minutes after his identical twin brother, Henrik.

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Daniel Sedin began playing organized hockey with Henrik when they were eight.

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Daniel Sedin recorded 12 points over 45 games during his rookie season.

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Daniel Sedin then added 12 points in 13 playoff games as Modo advanced to the Le Mat Trophy Finals, where they lost to Brynas IF.

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Barnett suggested either Henrik or Daniel Sedin opt out of the 1999 Draft, hoping that the team that selected the first twin would select the other the following year.

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Three days later, Daniel Sedin scored his first career NHL goal against goaltender Dan Cloutier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Daniel Sedin added his first NHL playoff goal later in the series as the Canucks were eliminated in four-straight games.

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Daniel Sedin received one third-place vote from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association for the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year, finishing eighth in award balloting overall.

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Daniel Sedin appeared in a career-high 14 playoff games and recorded six points, as the Canucks were defeated in seven games by the Minnesota Wild.

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Daniel Sedin was awarded his first penalty shot on 17 January 2004, in a game against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

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Over 82 games, Daniel Sedin increased his production to 18 goals and 54 points.

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Daniel Sedin recorded a goal and two assists in the seven-game series.

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Daniel Sedin's scoring success that season was influenced, in part, by the signing of winger Anson Carter, who played on the Sedins' line and led the team in goal-scoring.

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Daniel Sedin led the team with 36 goals and 84 points to lead the Canucks in scoring.

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Daniel Sedin tied a League record with four goals in overtime over the course of the season.

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Daniel Sedin notched his second career NHL hat-trick on 6 February 2007, scoring two goals against goaltender Dwayne Roloson and one into an empty net.

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Daniel Sedin later took the second penalty shot of his career on 8 March 2007, against the Phoenix Coyotes.

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Daniel Sedin struggled to produce offensively in the playoffs managing five points over 12 games as the Canucks were eliminated by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

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The following season, Daniel Sedin recorded 31 goals and 82 points, tying Henrik for the team lead in points.

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Daniel Sedin opened the campaign being named the NHL's First Star of the Week on 13 October 2008, with a five-point effort over two games.

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Late in the campaign, Daniel Sedin was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week on 30 March 2009, after recording four goals and four assists in four games, including a game-winning goal.

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Daniel Sedin added ten points over ten games in the 2009 playoffs, helping the Canucks advance to the second round, where they were defeated in six games by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Daniel Sedin suffered the injury after being hit by a slapshot from teammate Alexander Edler.

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The last goal was chosen by TSN in a fan-voted poll as the NHL's play of the year; Daniel Sedin received a between-the-legs tip pass from Henrik near the corner boards before beating goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff with a between-the-legs deke.

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Daniel Sedin finished the season with a career-high 56 assists and 85 points despite playing an injury-shortened 63-game campaign.

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On 9 October 2010, Daniel Sedin was named an alternate captain for the Canucks, who named Henrik captain during a pre-game ceremony to celebrate the team's 40th anniversary.

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Daniel Sedin was joined by Ryan Kesler, Kevin Bieksa and Manny Malhotra as alternates.

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Daniel Sedin wore the "A" during Canucks home games, along with Kesler.

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On 10 January 2011, Daniel Sedin was named the NHL's First Star of the Week after scoring five goals and seven points in four games.

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Daniel Sedin's efforts helped the Canucks win the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the NHL's best regular season record for the first in franchise history.

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Week after the Canucks' loss, Daniel Sedin was in attendance for the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas, having been nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most outstanding player and the NHL Foundation Player Award for his and Henrik's work in the Vancouver community.

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Daniel Sedin won the Lindsay Award over forwards Martin St Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.

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At the midway point the following season, Daniel Sedin was named to his second consecutive NHL All-Star Game in January 2012.

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Later in the season, Daniel Sedin sustained a concussion after receiving a hit from Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith during a game on 21 March 2012.

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Daniel Sedin remained out of the lineup for the first three games of the 2012 playoffs, all of which the Canucks lost against the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings.

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The Canucks did not qualify for the playoffs, as Daniel Sedin had a 23-game goal-scoring drought and injured his hamstring during the Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators, which forced him to miss nine games.

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Daniel Sedin scored multiple goals in only one game, the last of the season.

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Daniel Sedin was stretchered off the ice and briefly hospitalised.

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Daniel Sedin reached 900 career points on 21 November 2015 with an assist on a goal by Henrik against the Blackhawks.

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Daniel Sedin played on a team representing the Pacific Division in a three-on-three tournament.

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The Sedins remained among the top point-scorers on the Canucks; Daniel had 15 goals and 29 assists, and appeared in every game.

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Daniel Sedin said that he and Henrik hoped to retire with the franchise.

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On 28 June 2022, it was announced that Daniel Sedin would join his brother Henrik in being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame later that year, together becoming the first career Canucks to make it to the hall.

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On 22 June 2021, it was announced that Henrik and Daniel Sedin would join the Canucks Hockey Operations department and were named Special Advisors to the General Manager.

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Daniel Sedin made his North American debut competing for Sweden in the 1997 World U17 Hockey Challenge, held in Alberta.

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Back in Europe, Daniel Sedin competed at the 1997 European Junior Championships, recording two goals and six points over six games.

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Daniel Sedin recorded ten points in six games, and tied for second in tournament scoring with Daniel Tkaczuk of Canada and Scott Gomez of the United States, behind Brian Gionta of the United States.

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Later that year, Daniel Sedin made his debut for the Swedish men's team at the 1999 World Championships in Norway.

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Daniel Sedin notched one assist over nine games as Sweden won the bronze medal.

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In 2000, Daniel Sedin competed in both the World Junior and Men's Championships.

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Daniel Sedin was injured midway through the tournament and had to return to Vancouver for surgery on a herniated disc in his lower back.

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Daniel Sedin made a fourth tournament appearance at the 2005 World Championships in Austria.

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Daniel Sedin had an assist in a losing effort during the bronze medal game.

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Daniel Sedin finished with nine points in nine games, which tied for fourth in tournament-scoring.

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On 22 December 2005, Daniel Sedin was named to the Swedish Olympic team for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

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In four games, Daniel Sedin had six points, including four assists on power play goals during the single-elimination rounds.

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Daniel Sedin represented Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, while his brother did not attend due to health concerns.

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Daniel Sedin played in all six of Sweden's games, scoring a goal and four assists as the Swedes ultimately lost to Canada in the gold medal game.

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However, Daniel Sedin is a proficient playmaker and generates many sequences with Henrik off the cycle.

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Daniel Sedin met his wife Marinette in his hometown Ornskoldsvik around 1998.

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Daniel Sedin's came with him to Vancouver upon the start of Daniel's NHL career in 2000, and the two married in 2005.

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