Sedin twins announce they will retire at end of NHL season

Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin have announced this will be their last NHL season.

Being part of the Canucks family for 18 seasons has been the best period of our lives. But it’s time to focus on our families and life after hockey. It’s time to help with homework every night. It’s time to be at every birthday party and to stand in the cold at every hockey rink, soccer game and riding lesson on weekends. It’s time to be at home for dinner every night.

We’re saying it now because we want to share these final three games with you. We also want to share these games with our families, friends, teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and everyone at the Canucks who have supported us. You’ve all been with us every step of the way, and we want to thank you.

It’s time to let the next generation of young players lead the Canucks.

Both players have over 1,000 career NHL points — 1,068 for Henrik and 1,038 for Daniel

Henrik Sedin, who was named captain in 2010, won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer in 2009-10 with 112 points before also capturing the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

Daniel Sedin, an alternate captain since 2010, won the Art Ross in 2010-11 with 104 points — Henrik had 94 points — and also grabbed the Ted Lindsay Award as the league MVP voted on by the players.

These two prove that twins really do have special powers. To be at the top of the NHL for as long these two were is something hockey fans will never see again.

The Sedin twins are the faces of the Vancouver Canucks.

 

Congrats on incredible careers!

 

The twin stars broke the news in a letter on the team’s website Monday.