NHL: The best captain in each team’s history (Updated 2023)

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Vancouver Canucks, Henrik Sedin #33
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Best NHL captain from each franchise: Vancouver Canucks – Henrik Sedin

Mention the name Sedin to any fans of the Vancouver Canucks and you’ll undoubtedly see huge smiles on their faces. The Sedin brothers will forever be a part of franchise history but center Henrik Sedin truly made a name for himself when he became team captain back in 2010 and thrived in the role for eight years.

Sedin was all about scoring, making big plays when his team needed it most, and making sure that his teammates understood that they would do whatever it took to win as many games as possible. Under Sedin’s leadership, the Canucks enjoy many years of winning seasons on top of Stanley Cup playoff appearances.

Of course, you can’t mention one without the other as his brother, Daniel Sedin, got to share some unique awards together. Both represented the country of Sweden well as they won the Golden Puck Award and an Olympic gold medal together throughout their hockey careers.

Sedin ended his career with 240 goals, 830 assists, and 1,070 points. The Canucks also gave him their Cyrus H. McLean Trophy team award four times, two of which came when he had incredible career-high seasons as team captain in 2010 and 2012.