Sedin twins, Roberto Luongo, Daniel Alfredsson named to Hockey HOF

Daniel and Henrik Sedin did most things together during their playing careers. Now the identical twins will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame together as well.

Sedins was named to the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 on Monday, along with their longtime Vancouver Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo, forward Daniel Alfredsson, Finnish women’s hockey star Riikka Sallinen and Black hockey icon Herb Carnegie.

The Canucks made Daniel and Henrik Sedin the second and third overall pick in the 1999 NHL draft. They joined the league together in 2000 and spent their entire 17-year careers in Vancouver, with Daniel Sedin on the sidelines and Henrik Sedin as center.

Henrik Sedin scored 1,070 points in his career (240 goals, 830 assists) while Daniel had 1,041 (393 goals, 648 assists). They also won Olympic gold together, with the lead role for at the games in in 2006, and appeared in a final, a loss of seven games against Boston in 2011. Henrik Sedin won the 2010 Hart Memorial Trophy for the league’s most valuable players.

Luongo was one of the top goalkeepers of his generation and is ranked fourth through the ages in wins (489), second in overall saves (28,409) and second in games played (1,044) by a goalkeeper.

During a 19-year career with the (1999-2000), Florida Panthers (2000-06, 2014-19) and Canucks (2006-14), Luongo scored a save percentage of 0.919 and 2.52 goals against average. He also won two Olympic gold medals for .

Alfredsson played 17 of his 18 NHL seasons with Ottawa. His career awards included the 1996 Calder Trophy for Rookie of the Year and the 2013 Mark Messier Leadership Award. He scored 1,157 points (444 goals, 713 assists) in his 18 seasons, the last of which came with the . He holds the Senators’ franchise record with 426 goals, 682 assists and 1,108 points.

Alfredsson also won gold in the Olympics, and played with Sedins for the winning Swedish team in 2006.

Sallinen is the leading goal scorer of all time among European women in international competition, according to Sportsnet, after scoring 123 points (63 goals, 60 assists) for the Finnish national team.

Carnegie is considered the best black player who has never played in the NHL. The league’s color barrier prevented Carnegie from making the league during his heyday in the 1940s and 1950s. Carnegie, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 92, was a star forward who spent most of his career in the Quebec Senior Hockey League and also founded one of Canada’s first hockey schools.

The class will be inaugurated on November 14 at Meridian Hall in .

–Field Level Media


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