VANCOUVER — Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin are expected to join the Vancouver Canucks reception soon, but general manager Jim Benning said he was unsure of the exact role that all top scorers would play. Canucks time.
“We’re still talking to them and just trying to figure out what it’s going to look like from an organizational standpoint, and sort of come up with a plan as to what they’re going to be involved in and what they’re ‘going to do,’ ‘he said. Benning said.
The identical twins retired in 2018 after a 17-season career with the Canucks, which selected No. 2 Daniel Sedin and No. 3 Henrik Sedin in the 1999 NHL Draft. They are the only siblings in NHL history to have each scored at least 1,000 points and lead Vancouver in several categories. Henrik is his leader in games played (1,330), points (1,070) and assists (830); Daniel is first in goals (393) and second in games played (1,306), assists (648) and points (1,041).
Their numbers – # 22 for Daniel (because he was picked second) and # 33 for Henrik – were withdrawn on February 12, 2020.
“When they retired they came to my office and I told them at that time, and [owner] Francesco [Aquilini] Told them the same thing, that if they wanted to start working with the organization again, the door would still be open, ”Benning said.
Henrik won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s top scorer and the Hart Trophy was voted NHL MVP (each in 2009-10). Daniel won the Art Ross Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for Outstanding Player Voted by the NHL Players’ Association in 2010-11. They also each won the King Clancy Trophy, awarded to the player or players who best exemplify leadership qualities on and off the ice, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season (Henrik also won the King Clancy Trophy in 2015-2016).
Once hired, Benning said they would be involved in a number of ways early on, working in everything from player development to scouting.
“They’re going to learn every part of the organization,” Benning said. “They’re going to be involved in the hockey operations group and team building. They want to learn the trade. They want to know more about the amateur draft. They will participate in our meetings of professional scouts.
“They were hard-working players, and once they make a decision, they’re going to get involved, they’re going to do the job and help us in all different facets. They don’t want to be guys with office jobs. They want to put the boots on the floor and get the job done. ”