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Sedin twins honoured with King Clancy trophy at NHL Awards

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

  • Dirty30

    There’s a distinct irony that Bettman votes on an award for leadership and humanitarian contributions to the community after the farce that was SCF 2011.

    And as much as the Sedins have earned every award they ever won, I have to admit that the ‘fun’ part of their career was really when they engaged in their version of ‘thuggery’.

    Two of the best players ever — two of the kindest and classiest — and while a Bure break-away would always get me out of my seat, ‘Sedinery’ always made me sit back on wonder “how the puck did they do that?”

    Congratulations to Daniel and Henrik. You gave tremendously and deserved more than you got.

  • It’s gonna be different without Henrik and Daniel on the ice. They will be missed.

    I usually pass on award shows, but I did watch last night. Messier looked like a midget next to big E. I think he’s shrinking.
    That funny little kid gets on my nerves. Speaking of nerves, lots of time spent on tragedies, it kind of took over the show.
    The show should be hosted by the city that won the cup, not Vegas every year.
    Vegas had a good hockey year. I like the drummers wearing LED glasses.
    Taylor Hall had a good night.

    • Killer Marmot

      The show should be hosted by the city that won the cup, not Vegas every year.

      There’s not enough time for that.

      1. An appropriate venue usually needs to be booked well in advance.
      2. The NHL needs to know how many tickets will be available well in advance.
      3. People like a lot of lead time to book flights and hotels.

    • TD

      It was often hosted in Vegas before they had a team. Beyond all the other entertainment, Vegas has tons of great facilities to host such events.

      No offence to Winnipeg or Ottawa, but where would you want to go if you were invited to the attend?

      • Dirty30

        Well, if all the Boston and Edmonton fans ended up in Winnipeg in the middle of winter, would we Canucks fans really care that the event was actually in Vegas?

  • myshkin

    i’ll never forget neil macrae always calling them the sedin sisters. now the sedins are celebrated as the best canucks ever and neil suffered an awful death. maybe there is some justice in this world.