Henrik and Daniel Sedin announced their retirements Monday in a letter to Vancouver Canucks fans. "We felt the longer the season went, it became clearer to us this was going to be our previous year". We wish them all the best for whatever comes next in their careers.
Now, as the 2017-18 season draws to a close, the Sedins have announced their impending retirement. "At this age, as young as the game is, they're still able to make incredible plays, go out there and make a difference for their team every night".
So let's look back at two of the most unique careers in hockey history, because we will likely never see players like the Sedins again; twins who seemed to know exactly where the other one was at all times on the ice, with chemistry to match. Their final home game will be Thursday against the Coyotes, then they'll wrap up their careers Saturday in Edmonton.
"We want to share these final three games with you", the Sedins say in the letter. "We also want to share these games with our families, friends, teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and everyone at the Canucks who have supported us".
"Game 7, Stanley Cup final, you want to pull that off", Henrik Sedin said.
Daniel and Henrik Sedin are surefire Hall of Famers and Canucks fans have been lucky to watch them grow and develop into the superstars that they became. Resale ticket prices on StubHub for the team's final two home games also began to increase, with upper bowl tickets starting around $185 United States dollars for Thursday's game.
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"As we've said before, Vancouver has become home".
"Going on the road, leaving the kids home, family, that's been the toughest part", Daniel Sedin said. "We plan to be part of this community long after we retire", the letter continued. Henrik Sedin added 23 goals and 55 assists in 105 playoff games, and Daniel Sedin put up 25 goals and 46 assists in 102 post-season contests. The pair began playing hockey together at the age of 8 and began their professional hockey careers with Modo Hockey in 1997.
The Canucks have been moving in a new direction over the past couple years with the Sedins showing signs of their age.
Easily the most one-sided sibling combo on the list, Brent played two seasons in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning and collected four points in 13 games, including his only goal during the 1993-94 season.
The pair also led the Canucks to within one game of capturing their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, when they dropped the 2011 Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins in seven games.
Daniel Sedin then 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.