Canucks: Our favourite moments from the Sedin twins

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Brayden Ursel – Back-to-back Art Ross winners

There was a time when the Sedin’s were both the best two players in the National Hockey League. In the prime of their playing careers, the twins went back-to-back winning the Art Ross trophy as the league’s top scorer.

In the 2009-10 campaign, Daniel fell to injury and missed 19 games with a broken foot. Henrik rose to the occasion, leading the team himself and proving he was a capable NHL player without his brother. In fact, he scored a career-high in points (112) and goals (29) on his way to his first and only Art Ross trophy. He beat out the league’s elite, and also captured the MVP award. Daniel was equally impressive, he paced for 111 points that year and could have easily been crowned if he played a full season.

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Daniel took over as the Canucks scoring king the very next season. The brothers were unstoppable and Daniel went on to win the Art Ross after a 104 point performance over 82 games. This was peak Canucks, the year they made it all the way to the 2011 Finals.

Forever, the Sedin twins’ names will be engraved next to each other on the Art Ross Trophy. That’s a perfect way to describe the hard-working and successful careers of Daniel and Henrik. They pushed one another to be the best each and every day. They did it all together. It was magical.

Sean Warren – BC Children’s Hospital

My favourite Sedin twins moment in a vast sea of tremendous memories is found off the ice. For all the jaw-dropping plays and milestones on the ice, Daniel and Henrik Sedin were even more extraordinary away from the rink. It feels like everyone has a great Sedin interaction that touches their heart and among those is the BC Children’s Hospital.

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In 2010, the Sedins quietly donated $1.5 million dollars to the construction of the BC Children’s Hospital.

Their humility, generosity, and charity were consistent with a number of causes in Vancouver but with the BC Children’s Hospital, it was in steady doses.

The Swedish twins would spend many hours over their entire tenure with the Canucks supporting them with visits and appearances on TV to fundraise.

The Sedin brothers left a legacy in Vancouver. What it meant to be a Canuck. The responsibility involved and the impact that they can have in their community to make it a better place than it was before they got there.

Setting a tone that lasts still and likely will for many more years to come, the Sedins were role models for generations.