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Canucks' Daniel and Henrik Sedin celebrated at Rogers Arena

Canucks legends honoured

Daniel and Henrik Sedin had their jersey numbers hoisted to the rafters of Rogers Arena on Wednesday evening.

The celebration comes as part of Sedin Week, the week-long celebration of the twins' achievements, reports CTV News Vancouver. 

Canucks' play-by-play commentator John Shorthouse says it was a privilege to attend and host the hour-long ceremony. 

"It is time to honour and celebrate the greatest Canucks of all time: Daniel and Henrik Sedin. We welcome you to this historic event, historic because we are going to raise two banners as one."

Former teammates Kevin Bieska, Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, Ryan Kessler, Roberto Luongo and Mattias Öhlund all attended the celebration, along with other familiar faces in the franchise.

The twins were selected in the 1999 NHL draft and went on to play 18 seasons in Vancouver. They are the all-time points getters in the history of the Canucks. 

They took turns thanking the people who turned up at Rogers Arena for the celebrations, and those who have supported them in the past. 

 

 

"It wasn't easy leaving our small hometown and moving to a big city halfway around the world, but what a city we came to," says Henrik. 

"To the people of Vancouver and British Columbia: We came here in 1999 and it felt like home from day one. We want to thank you for how you treated us and our families. To play for you has truly been an honour and nothing we've ever taken for granted."

Daniel also touched on the team's bittersweet playoff run in 2011, when the Canucks lost to Boston in the Stanley Cup. 

"Our years with you guys is something we will never forget.  We came to the rink every day with a smile on our face because we knew there will be great stories and lots of laughs.

"It didn’t end the way we wanted it, but getting a chance of playing game seven in the Stanley Cup Finals was the highlight of our careers."



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