Player of the Week - Daniel Sedin

Daniel Sedin, the Sedin twin known for finishing the passes delivered by his brother Henrik, accomplished a feat on Wednesday night that his brother cannot say he has yet equalled (although he was a finalist for the Award last season). Daniel received the Ted Lindsay Award for being the ""Most Outstanding Player"" in the 2010-11 regular season, as voted by his fellow members of the NHLPA. Sedin received the trophy - presented by Ted Lindsay himself - during the 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, where he also picked up the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer earlier in the evening. Sedin received the award over his fellow nominees Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks. The 30-year old native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden had a career year in 2010-11, finishing fourth in the league in goal-scoring with 41 tallies, while assisting on 63 goals himself, the third highest mark in that category. Both were career-highs for Daniel, resulting in his league-leading 104 points for the season. Daniel becomes just the second player in Canucks history to receive the NHLPA's ""Most Outstanding Player"" award, joining former teammate and fellow Swede, Markus Naslund (2002-03 Lester B. Pearson Award).

  • Daniel earned the nod from his peers for the 2010-11 Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night at the 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, beating out fellow nominees Steven Stamkos and Corey Perry
  • Helped lead the Canucks to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, their first trip to the Finals since 1994, where he scored nine goals and added 11 assists in 25 playoff games
  • Daniel also won the Art Ross Trophy on Wednesday night, for being the NHL’s leading scorer during the 2010-11 regular season

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden on September 26, 1980
  • Drafted in the 1st round, 2nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft
  • Has teamed up with his twin brother Henrik to be one of the most unique and dynamic combos ever in professional hockey
  • Has represented Sweden internationally on numerous occasions, including the 2006 Turin Olympics, where he was a member of the Swedish gold medal winning team
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