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Canucks center Henrik Sedin scores in Los Angeles
Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) goes by the bench after a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference first-round playoff series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 18, 2012. UPI/Jayne Kamin-Oncea
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Henrik Sedin (born September 26, 1980) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). His identical twin brother Daniel also plays for the Canucks. Having played together throughout their careers, the pair are known for their effectiveness playing off one another. Henrik, a skilled passer, is known as the playmaker, while Daniel is known as the goal-scorer.

Henrik began his career in the Swedish Elite League with Modo Hockey in 1997 and was co-recipient, with Daniel, of the 1999 Golden Puck as Swedish player of the year. Selected third overall by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Henrik has spent his entire NHL career in Vancouver and has led the team in scoring from the 2007–08 season to 2009–10. In 2009–10, he won the Hart Memorial and Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's most valuable player and leading point-scorer, respectively. He was additionally named to the 2010 NHL First All-Star Team.

Internationally, Henrik has competed for Sweden; he won a gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and bronze medals at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships.

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