The Sedin twins have made NHL history.
The Swedish brothers became the first ever joint winners of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Wednesday evening at the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
The award is given annually to the NHL player (or in this case, “players”) who best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice, and has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community.
The winner is selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Gary Bettman and Bill Daly and receives a $40,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.
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The two other finalists for the award were Nashville blueliner P.K. Subban and Minnesota forward Jason Zucker.
The Sedin twins, who recently announced their retirement from the NHL, have left a lasting impact on the city of Vancouver both on and off the ice. Throughout their 17-season NHL careers, the twins have been heavily involved in the community, including a $1.5-million joint donation made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2010 to help build a new children’s hospital. They also helped the Canucks for Kids Fund raise $42 million since 2000-01, advocated for literacy promotion programs and supported the SPCA.
The Sedin twins have touched thousands of lives through countless elementary school visits and meetings with patients and families at the B.C. Children’s Hospital and Canucks Place Children’s Hospice.
Not only have the twins been class acts off the ice, but they’ve also been unstoppable on the ice. The two brothers leave the Canucks as the leaders in almost every important statistical category. Henrik leads the Canucks in games played (1,330), assists (830) and points (1,070), while Daniel leads in goals (393), power play goals (138), game-winning goals (86) and shots on goal (3,474).
Henrik had previously won the King Clancy award in 2016, while Daniel won it for the first time in his career.
A fitting end to two sensational careers.