Henrik Sedin Set to Become 4th Swedish-Born Player with 1,200 Games Played

December 22nd, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin enters Thursday's matchup with the Winnipeg Jets just one game shy of becoming the fourth Swedish-born player to tally 1,200 career games played, per Sportsnet Stats.

The only players to previously reach the benchmark are Nicklas Lidstrom (1,564), Mats Sundin (1,346) Daniel Alfredsson (1,246). Sedin's twin brother, Daniel, has played 1,176 games and should reach the total later this season if he stays healthy.

The Sedin brothers were drafted second and third overall by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL entry draft and have played alongside each other their entire careers. Each has a 100-point season to his name, and the duo has combined to take home five individual trophies (Henrik three and Daniel two).

Despite the yearly success of the two on Vancouver's top line, the Canucks have reached the Stanley Cup Finals just once during their tenure. The club lost the last two games of the 2010-11 Finals series against the Boston Bruins to surrender its most recent shot at the Cup in a 4-3 series loss, per Hockey-Reference.com.

Henrik has been the model of consistency in terms of health, playing in at lea ...

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