Henrik Sedin is most often referred to as part of a pair with his brother, Daniel, who is both his teammate on the 2014 Swedish Olympic hockey team and his linemate almost 100 percent exclusively since their childhoods. Playing for the Vancouver Canucks, of whom he is currently the captain, Henrik Sedin has stood out not only for playing with his brother. He is also the franchise's all-time leader in scoring, and he was the winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP in 2009-10. The Sedins, Henrik known primarily as the passer and Daniel the goal scorer, have also represented Sweden in the 2010 and 2006 Olympics, winning gold in 2006.
- The NHL's MVP in 2009-10.
- Won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer with 112 points in 2009-10.
- Member of the NHL's First All-Star Team in both 2010 and 2011.
- Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
- Won an Olympic gold medal in 2006.
- Won a World Championships gold medal in 2013.
- Also represented Sweden at the World Championships in 2005, 2001, 2000 and 1999.
- Played for Sweden in the World Junior Championships in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Things to know:
1. Henrik is the older of the Sedin Twins although Daniel was taken with the NHL's second overall Draft pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 1999, while Henrik was third overall.
2. Comes from a small town in northeastern Sweden called Örnsköldsvik, which is also the home to 1994 Swedish gold medal Olympic hero Peter Forsberg.
3. His hometown is where a prestigious Swedish professional team called MODO plays. Henrik and his brother were co-MVPs of Sweden's top league, the Elitserien, playing for MODO in 1999.