Canucks to re­tire Sedin twins’ num­bers next sea­son

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - SPORTS -

VAN­COU­VER — Daniel and Hen­rik Sedin will soon have their jer­seys hang­ing in the rafters of Rogers Arena.

The Van­cou­ver Canucks an­nounced on Thurs­day that the num­bers of the re­cently re­tired twin su­per­stars will be re­tired as part of a week-long cel­e­bra­tion next sea­son.

No date has been set for the event.

Cen­tre Hen­rik Sedin wore 33 for the Canucks. He had 240 goals and 840 as­sists over 1,070 games and holds the fran­chise’s points record.

Left-winger Daniel Sedin wore 22 and is Van­cou­ver’s all-time lead­ing goal scorer, with 393 goals and 648 as­sists in 1,041 games.

The 38-year-old broth­ers re­tired at the end of last sea­son af­ter spend­ing their en­tire 17-year NHL play­ing ca­reers with the Canucks.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion has pre­vi­ously re­tired four other num­bers: rightwinger Stan Smyl’s No. 12, left winger Markus Naslund’s No. 19, right winger Pavel Bure’s No. 10, and No. 16, worn by cen­tre and former team pres­i­dent Trevor Lin­den.

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